PSC464 Borders in Flux: Identities and Conflict in Ireland (Signature Seminar; Fall, Spring)

Offered in Fall 2024 as a field studies course during the semester.

Limited enrollment. Travelling to Dublin, Belfast, and Derry, students will discover how Ireland’s past is inseparably entangled with its present and how old wounds fester in current politics. The themes examined in this course include concepts of national identity (Irishness and Britishness); the religious conflict and peace-making attempts within Ireland; and considerations of new tensions wrought by international migration and regional politics. In each of the destinations of this intensive nine-day seminar, students will directly engage with aspects of Ireland’s past that impact its present, including reactions to Brexit, the eighth amendment referendum on abortion, and the economic crisis.

May also be registered as HST 464 or REL 328.

This course has an associated course fee. See the London Course Fees page for more information.

Department: Political Science

Location: London

Credits: 3