Irish Courses for the Spring 2005 Semester
The Irish Studies program at Immaculata University continues its course offerings for the Spring 2005 semester. All courses may be taken for enrichment or for college credit.
Irish Literature. This class will examine selected works in classical and contemporary Irish literature. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, will lead this class on Mondays and Thursdays, January 13 to April 28, from 11:35 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The cost is $960 for this three-credit course and $160 if taken as a non credit workshop.
Vanishing Acts: Anglo-Irish Women in Elizabeth Bowen´s Big House. Elizabeth Bowen lived most of her adult life between London and her inherited estate, Bowen´s Court in County Cork. Thus the big house functions as a major motif in her work. This course focuses on short stories set in Ireland. Students look at ways Bowen portrays the emotional and psychological effects of cultural change. Mary C. Simonis, MA, will lead this class on Tuesdays, January 18, 25, and February 1, 8, and 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for this one-credit course and $160 if taken for non credit.
Irish Dancing and Culture. The course allows students to experience Irish culture, including Irish dancing, traditional and contemporary music, and insight into the Irish way of life. Students learn to dance like Riverdance and to appreciate the uniqueness of Irish culture. Colette deCarun will lead this class on Wednesdays, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for this one-credit course and $160 if taken for non credit.
Home and Exile in Irish Women´s Writing. This course examines themes of
home and exile as they occur in Irish fiction, especially from the perspective of female authors and subjects. Students read one novel, view a film, and read poems and handouts in class. Mary C. Simonis will lead this class on Tuesdays, March 8, 15, and 22 and April 5 and 12, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $320 for this one-credit course and $160 if taken for non credit.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. This is a study of James Joyce´s early autobiographical novel. Discussion explores themes in the novel and the film interpretation of the work. Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., will lead this class on Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $320 for this one-credit course and $160 if taken for non credit.
There are also two special events sponsored by the Irish Studies Program. These programs are:
An Evening with Tom Slattery â€“ Storyteller on April 6, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola Hall.
Ellen Tepper â€“ Celtic Harp on May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in The Great Hall â€“ Lourdes Hall.
For more information or to register, please contact the College of LifeLong Learning at 610-647-4400, ext. 3243.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.
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