Summer 2013 Courses
Summer study in Dublin is tailored to your interests, your specialization. As a vital part of the expansion of your specialized learning and writing, you’ll experience all the intimacy, joy, friendliness, and richness of a youth-oriented, vibrant city, Dublin, and a country that for many of us as Americans, lives deep in our national souls, Ireland. One of the goals is for all of that to come through your pens and keyboards.
Travel Writing: MSP 3296 or JOURN 3296 (WI 3. s.h.)
Considering summer study in Dublin? Interested in exploring writing style as you also explore an intimate, friendly city large enough to embody the world in its diversity? Here’s what to expect during Summer 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.
Irish Communal Identity: MSP 4571; FMA 3680; or JOURN 3751 (3 s.h.)
Cultural Geography is the analysis of the relationship between social construction and its spatial expression. Over time Dublin has changed in many ways – politically, culturally, physically and economically. Although some of these shifting landscapes can be referenced on the tourist maps today, examples being Christchurch Cathedral and Georgian Dublin, many of the lived spaces have been forgotten or veiled in the margins. This course enables students to engage in a spatial narrative with the city by means of a detailed study of the city’s spatial morphology in which a form of ‘philosophical pluralism’ is called for in the individual’s ‘human geography’. The tool to be used is ‘geographical imagination’ whereby the sensitivity towards the significance of place, space, and landscape in the constitution and conduct of social life is fostered and expressed spatially. Literature and music will be used to give meaning and identity to the lived environments. The course will explore the ‘hidden’ city spaces within Dublin, those place that house the unemployed, travelers and immigrant communities.
Take a look at 3 students’ final projects from the Summer 2012 program to get a better idea of what explorations of Irish culture area available here.