Ireland Global Business Course Overview
This 3-credit semester-long course entitled Business Development and Conflict Resolution in Ireland enables Isenberg business students to understand the business, historical, political and cultural environments in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland. In mid-May after commencement, students travel to Ireland for 10-12 days, staying most of the time at Inch House Irish Studies Centre; in County Donegal.
Objectives - This course is taught yearly with the purpose of expanding our students' understanding about global issues.
Topics of Study:
- Irish music as a reflection of Ireland's history and culture;
- Clansmen, Invaders, and Conquerors: Pillage, Plunder and the History of Ireland to 1700;
- Rebels, Emigrants, and Martyrs: The Rise of Irish Nationalism from 1700 to 1916;
- Soldiers, Politicians, and The Troubles: Ireland from 1916 to Present;
- Derry/Londonderry: History, Economy, and Business; Northern Ireland and The Troubles;
- Protests, Bombings, Hunger Strikes, and Reform;
- Northern Ireland Murals;
- Political Viewpoints-Unionists and Nationalists;
- The Peace Process;
- Economics: The Celtic Tiger and the Recession
Highlights of Our Stay:
- Conversation with John Hume, former NI politician and Nobel Peace Prize Winner;
- Visits to the walled city of Derry/Londonderry, our main area of study with commentary by people who were involved in the Troubles;
- Attractions such as Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, and the Inishowen peninsula.
- Speakers on the political and economic issues facing the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
- Extensive exposure to Irish music and culture
- 2-3 days in Dublin with visits to major attractions, Irish businesses, and cultural events
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
A nonrefundable $800 deposit is required by January 25, 2013 and airfare will be purchased shortly after that. Total airfare is estimated at $800 and the program fee will be roughly $2,200 (based on 25 students). Total cost estimated at $3,000. Subject to change.