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2015 ireland study abroad


Study Abroad in Ireland

2015 May Intersession Trip

Summer 1 Course

 HDFS 24011:    Interpersonal Relationships and Families or
  HDFS 41095:    Special Topic: Families in Ireland and the US
Ireland 2015

This course  provides a comparative analysis of interpersonal relationships and families across the lifespan in Ireland and the US. Societal influences on families such as religion, traditions, history, immigration, and the economy will be explored.

While traveling to Dublin, Killarney, as well as the remote village of Sneem you will talk to families of different socio-economical backgrounds and family support providers. The compelling role of religion and history of contemporary  families will be highlighted during visits to St. Patrick's Cathedral and the murals of Belfast, among others. The Ring of Kerry, Trinity College, the Cliffs of Moher, and other sites will provide the backdrop for experiencing values, traditions, and culture that serve as the foundation for the Irish family.

Instructor: Maureen Blankemeyer, PhD, CFLE 
Application Procedure
          This class will only take 20 students.
          Submit your application with a $700.00 deposit
Schoalrship Opportunities
          Roger and Judith Read         
         Ten Thousand Villages          
         Maura Burns Memorial   

For more information, please contact Rose Onders
                                                                    215 White Hall