ENGL 238/ MUS 238: The Music, Folklore, and Literature of Ireland

4 credits, FDR HA
4 weeks in Ireland
Prof. Chris Dobbins and Prof. Marc Conner

This course will engage the music, folklore, and literature of Ireland and ways that the creation of these art forms is related to the places in which the art was created. The music, folklore and literature studied will cover a wide variety of the history of Irish art, and will focus on the importance of place in the written, oral, and aural traditions of the island. Students will study a range of musical compositions, styles, and traditions, alongside the rich body of Irish folklore and folk customs that underlie these musical creations, as well as the rich literature that informs all of these artistic efforts. The course will count towards either the music major or the English major and will satisfy the HA distribution.

Prerequisite: A 1-credit course during Winter 2020 will be required of students enrolling in the Music, Folklore, and Literature of Ireland Spring 2020 abroad course. 

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $4,312
This fee includes accommodation, program fees, some meals, in-country transportation.

Estimated Additional Costs: $Airfare (estimate $850), meals ($550), passport, visa (if applicable), inoculations (if applicable), cell phone, and spending money.

For further details, please contact Professor Chris Dobbins at dobbinsc@wlu.edu or Professor Marc Conner at connerm@wlu.edu