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Ireland through Words, Images & Music

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 09-23-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2019 - Refund Policy
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Course Description:

An interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Ireland, this course explores the relationship between Irish experience and the representation of Irish life exported in the country's writing, cinema, and music. Students will read works by major Irish writers and view adaptations of Irish literature in film. Set against a backdrop of Irish music, traditional and modern, students will explore Ireland's history and changing culture.

Essential Objectives:

1. Identify major themes in Irish literature, cinema, and songs, and examine how these reflect historical and cultural circumstances.
2. Critically read the works of a broad selection of early and modern Irish writers and analyze the images of culture and individuals presented in these, focusing on issues of change in relation to political power, economic prosperity, religion, gender, and cultural identity.
3. Define literary elements such as theme, character, plot, imagery, point of view, and narrative technique, and discuss how these are employed in a distinctive way in Irish literature.
4. Compare written Irish works to their adaptations in film, examining how artistic interpretation and the use of visual imagery and sound tracks influence the portrayal of Irish history and culture.
5. Describe the rebirth of traditional Irish music and examine the role of this in shaping the social life, cultural identity, artistic growth, and modern music of contemporary Ireland.
6. Discuss the role of literature, films, folklore, and music in projecting Irishness to an international audience and question what cultural understanding is lost or gained in this process.


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.


The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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