Introduction to the pronunciation, structure, and culture of Irish Gaelic by developing basic skills in conversation, writing, and reading. Progress is evaluated through classroom interaction (dialogue, role-playing, oral drills, etc.), written assignments, song-learning, and an interview in Irish with the instructor.
Continuation of IRGA 111 with further development of the same skills in conversation, writing, and reading and an expanded awareness of the culture of Irish Gaelic. Progress is evaluated through classroom interaction (dialogue, role-playing, oral drills, etc.), written assignments, and a brief presentation in Irish before the class at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: IRGA 111 or equivalent completed with a C- or better
Continuation of IRGA 112 with an emphasis on increasing comprehension of, and fluency in, Irish Gaelic. The course will take place in a Gaelic-speaking community in Co. Galway, Ireland at a campus of the National University of Ireland. Students will learn and practice their Gaelic in the classroom and in the community with native speakers. Students will engage the Gaelic culture, history, and traditions at seminars in the late afternoon and evening and on four field trips to locations of literary and cultural importance. Students will be evaluated on the basis of three interviews with their instructor and a third party. Prerequisite: IRGA 112 or equivalent with instructor's approval
The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule