Course: JPS 220 or THEO 303 (three credits)
Instructors: Dr. Mara Adams, Professor and Chair of Theology, and Dr. Jessica Gosnell, Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy.
Dates: March 8 - 17, 2013. (This course will meet for the first half of the Spring semester at days/times agreed to by all.)
Locations: Dublin, Ireland and Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland
Price: $3,352 (tentative)
Northern Ireland is a young country that is burdened by "Troubles" that began in the 12th century. Since 1968, when the newest phase of the "Troubles" began, over 3,000 Catholics and Protestants have been killed in Northern Ireland due to political violence. A healthy measure of peace finally has come to the country, but significant challenges remain before a durable reconciliation between the Catholic and Protestant communities can be forged. Through on-campus coursework and a study abroad trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland, students will learn why Northern Ireland remains one of the world's most complex places to achieve lasting peace and reconciliation, and examine the innovative peacebuilding strategies being used there. This course will receive on-site support from Tobar Mhuire Retreat Center in Crossgar, Northern Ireland. Tobar Mhuire provides immersion experiences for students, and they will arrange for our accommodations, ground transportation, site visits and guest lectures. Passionists priests live at Tobar Mhuire and they, along with the staff, will be available 24 hours/day to assist us in case of emergency.
Complete the online application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education by November 1st.