The Department of Sociology and Criminology partners with the College of Nursing and Health Professions to offer a spring break course titled “Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Experience.”

Open to all students, the course serves in partial fulfillment of the general education requirement for social science by providing students with a unique cultural immersion experience in Ireland. Lectures and experiential learning encompass a variety of topics including Irish social life, history, and politics related to the “Troubles” or conflict in Northern Ireland.

Students have the opportunity to visit a hospice center, businesses, schools, social agencies, and universities, as well as relevant historical sites such as the site of the Cromwellian Massacre in Drogheda and the Battle of Bogside in Derry. Additional excursions include a trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and sightseeing in Belfast and Dublin.

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