Irish Studies (IRST)

IRST 1111 Introduction to the Irish Language I 3 Credits

Attributes: IRSE Irish Studies Elective

This course, the first in a two-course sequence, offers students an introductory level study of the Irish Gaelic language. Irish is the oldest surviving Celtic language, dating to the Roman Empire, and it opens a window to the Gaelic Order prior to 1690, a span of over 15 centuries. This course sequence teaches students the basics of grammar, syntax, speaking and writing in Irish, as well as some of the historical and cultural contexts within which the Irish language developed and to which it is deeply tied. This course does not count for core credit in Modern and Classical Languages. Previously IRI 0110.

IRST 1112 Introduction to the Irish Language II 3 Credits

Attributes: IRSE Irish Studies Elective

Prerequisite: IRST 1111.

This course, a continuation of IRST 1111, offers students an introductory level study of the Irish Gaelic language. Irish is the oldest surviving Celtic language, dating to the Roman Empire, and it opens a window to the Gaelic Order prior to 1690, a span of over 15 centuries. This course sequence teaches students the basics of grammar, syntax, speaking and writing in Irish, as well as some of the historical and cultural contexts within which the Irish language developed and to which it is deeply tied. The class may be attended online-only as well. This course does not count for core credit in Modern and Classical Languages. Previously IRI 0111.