Ireland and the Great Famine

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland and the Great Famine

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    History, Irish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5
  • Overview

    The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the causes and consequences of the Great Irish Famine, 1845 to 1853. In particular, you will examine the impact of the Famine at a local level. The Great Famine was the greatest social catastrophe in Irish history. In that short period over one million people died, while another one million people emigrated from Ireland. This course will examine the economic, social and political background, as well as the public and private reactions to the disaster. In addition, the course will discuss the continued legacy of the Famine with a particular focus on the Irish Diaspora.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations