May 26 - June 12, 2013
Students and faculty will live and study at one of Dublin's great universitites!
Enrollment is closed.
Comprehensive fee of $3900 includes:
- 3 hours of Bradley credit
- Roundtrip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
- Room with private bath, breakfast each day
- Local transportation passes
- City tour, excursion to Newgrange, and site and museum visits
Classes Available (3 credit hours):
COM 103 The Oral Communication Process (Gen Ed)
COM 103 is a required general education public speaking course. Students will gain the fundamental skills of research, development and oral communication used to present an effective presentation. The course will focus on the role of public speaking and civic engagement in an Irish culture through the presentation of a variety of types of speeches including informative and persuasive. We will emphasize the role of public speaking in a democratic society including ethical responsibility, effective listening, and adapting to a culturally diverse audience.
COM 391 Sports Communication: Irish Sports, Communication,
Students will learn about sports culture in Ireland, as well as learn about Irish culture in general. In the classroom and in direct exploration of Irish sports and sporting organizations, we’ll explore all things Irish and sporting.
ENG 300 Exposition: Writing About Travel (Gen Ed C2)
This is an intensive writing course that will dovetail perfectly with your travels. In addition to class writing workshops, you will take notes on your experiences and turn those notes into daily journals that you will keep in a Dublin portfolio with pictures, memorabilia, and your two formal essays. All of your writing will be about how your daily interaction with a new culture affects and changes you. Alumni of this Dublin travel writing class say that it helped them process and remember even the smallest details of their overseas experience.
HS 350 Special Topics in Health Science - Gaelic and American Sports: Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Implications
Students will explore the role that sports have played in the evolution of Irish culture and compare that role with the role of sports in American culture. Sport injury and management of sport injury relative to Gaelic sports will be discussed and compared to similar sports in America. Students will participate in hurling and Gaelic football, tour the legendary Kroke Park and the Gaelic Athletic Association Museum, as well as attend local sporting events to talk to coaches, athletes, and sports medicine personnel.
PHL 350 Art in Human Experience (Gen Ed)
This class concerns aesthetics and the philosophy of art, and we will read two primary texts, an essay by Heidegger "On the Origin of the Work of Art" and Deleuze's book The Logic of Sensation: Francis Bacon. Since the class will be in Dublin, we will take full advantage of what this art-rich city has to offer. Each class meeting will have two components: the first will be a lecture and the second will be an excursion to some place of artistic or aesthetic interest that exemplifies the lecture's topic. For example we will not just read about what Kant says about beauty of form, we will apply that theory to Henry Moore sculpture at Trinity College and to some masterwork paintings, which are across the street at The National Gallery of Ireland. (We will make a number of visits to the National Gallery.) We will also read about Deleuze on the paintings of Francis Bacon and we will visit the exceptional collection of Bacon's work at the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery. Some of the other places we will visit are Hoath, where we can experience the sublime as we look out on the ocean from the high cliffs, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, where we can contemplate trends in recent art, The Book of Kells, which provides a great opportunity to think about the significance of the Gothic line, and to Paleolithic sites like Tara and New Grange, where we can consider the power of art in that ancient world.
Come to the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. The deposit is $500 and is non-refundable.