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2014 Ireland


Study Abroad in Ireland

2014 May Intersession Trip

Summer 1 Course

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

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 
This class will only take 20 students.
Deadline to submit your application with a $700.00 deposit is November 1, 2013.
Informational Meeting Times:     Monday, September 23 at 11:00am
                                                          Wednesday, October 09 at 2:00pm
                                                          All meetings will be held in room 200 white Hall
For more information, please contact Rose Onders
                                                                    215 White Hall