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CofC in Ireland 2018: Anthropology

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 13, 2018
Program Ends: May 26, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,499
Program Locations: Cork, Dublin
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Lodging
- Some meals
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - As of 1/18/2018, round-trip airfare is not included, which allows students flexibility to book their own flights to Dublin. The program fee has been reduced from $4,499 to $3,499
- Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships
Program Description


Students enroll in ANTH 352: Folklore of Ireland and the British Isles (3 cr) as well as one of the following courses:
ANTH 329: Peoples and Cultures of Ireland (3 credits)*
IIAS 304: Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Studies (3 credits)

*Students who have taken ANTH 329 can enroll in ANTH 319: Special Topics in Anthropology (3 credits)


1. ANTH 352: Folklore of Ireland and the British Isles: The unique feature of the program is that two towns, Strokestown (County Roscommon), and Skibbereen (County Cork), are of great historical importance because of the Great Irish Famine (aka An Gorta Mór, The Great Hunger) of 1845-1852. A good portion of this course will be devoted to the particulars of this event, especially those that deal with the oral and folk traditions of pre-and post-Famine Ireland (food, proverb, song, story, cures, curses and blessings, etc.). The legacy of the Great Famine (i.e., the global diaspora, the political and social repercussions, etc.) will also be examined.

2. ANTH 329: Peoples and Cultures of Ireland, or IIAS 304, Special Topics in Irish and Irish American Studies, will provide students with opportunities to study the Peoples of Ireland from ancient to contemporary times. To be included will be such topics as the Ireland’s archaeological background, its ancient and Celtic/Christian landscape (i.e., holy wells, standing stones, portal dolmens, etc.), its flora and fauna, its foodways, its music, song and dance, its sports, and its types of rural employment (i.e., fishing, farming, sheepherding, etc.)


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport


Dr. E Moore Quinn
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Quinn is a scholar of Ireland, its language, its culture, and its folkways. A member of the Irish and Irish American Studies Steering Committee at the College of Charleston, Quinn travels frequently to Ireland. In the summers of 2015 and 2016, she visited the sites of this proposed study abroad program before running it in summer 2017. Quinn has also written and published on aspects of the Great Irish Famine (Quinn 2009; 2010; 2016, 2017), and several related topics.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact Dr. Quinn. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or financial aid opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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Population: 4722028
Capital: Dublin
Per-capita GDP: $ 40100
Size: 70273 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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