Brush up on your Irish at Hofstra
The new program promises students a unique opportunity to delve into Ireland's past through various in-depth subjects such as history and politics, the Irish diaspora and its culture and social relations.
The aim of the course is to create an awareness of the ways Irish have both shaped and been shaped by other societies, including the U.S.
The Irish studies program will also expand on much broader Irish topics, including film, literature, music, dance, philosophy, theater, migration, globalization, regional integration and economic development; and colonialism, nationalism, armed conflict and peace processes.
The coordinators of the program at Hofstra, which offers students 145 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs, are Gregory Maney, associate professor of sociology, and Maureen Murphy, professor of curriculum and teaching.