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Dublin: A Brief Literary History

Course at a Glance

Course: ENGL 388J (3 Credits)

Location: Dublin, Ireland

When: Meets in Dublin 23-30 May 2022 

Register By: 15 May 2022


  • National Gallery of Ireland and tour the Oscar Wilde Statue

  • St. Patrick's Cathedral

  • Guiness Tour (optional)

  • Dublin castle

  • Yeats Exhibit at the National Library of Ireland

Tuition and Fees:

  • $744.00 Undergraduate 3-credit hour tuition cost

  • $650.00 Field Study Fee includes: Lodging (7 nights double occupancy), museum/ticket fees, excursions

  • Not included: Meals, transportation to and from the location, voluntary excursions

Explore 20th century writers in Ireland during this field study program at UMGC Europe.

Irish novelists, playwrights, and poets have forged one of the greatest bodies of literature in the English language. Dublin, UNESCO city of literature, has enchanted Nobel laureates and inspired countless works of art. 

Discover a city and a national literature that influences and resonates to this day. In this course, you will delve into the rich literature and history of 19th and 20th century Ireland by visiting its capital museums, coastal towns, and famous theaters. 

Topics include: 

  • Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney 
  • The Great Hunger 
  • Revolutionary Irish women 
  • Trinity College and the Book of Kells, and Dalkey Castle 
  • The GPO Museum 
  • Backstage tour of the famous Abbey Theatre 
  • The Bog People of the National Museum

May apply toward upper-level credit for the English or humanities major, the general education requirements in arts and humanities, or electives. Prerequisite: WRTG 112 Introduction to Academic Writing II. Please check with a UMGC advisor for more information. 

Faculty member: Jessica Stock, e-mail

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