Study Abroad in Dublin

Study Abroad in Dublin — Full Course List

Core Course

Engaging Ireland: Past, Present, & Future

DBLN 3012

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

All students studying in Dublin will take this course, regardless of their track choice. This course has three main components: gain knowledge of Ireland past and present through modules focused on areas such as economics, religion, language, sports, and education; engage with the host-country with activities such as internship, research, performance, volunteer, sports team, or teaching practicum; and explore Ireland through a range of study tours to Western Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Approved for the following Liberal Education Requirements: Historical Perspectives and Global Perspectives.

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Study Center Courses

Irish Literature & Film

DBLN 3015

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course will focus on the contemporary writing in drama, film, and poetry, and will follow the legacy from Yeats to Marina Carr. Irish cinema will be explored from silent films in the early 20th century, to recent Oscar nominations for Irish made films. The course will also examine the interconnection of literature and film, with a focus on turning fiction into film.

Approved for the following Liberal Education Requirements: Literature and Global Perspectives.

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Performance in Irish Context

DBLN 3013

Spring only

3 Credits

Students will study and actively participate in the art of performance, focusing on Irish writers like Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson, Martin McDonough and more. Actor training, and so this course, is physical, emotional and intellectual. The work will include vocal training and expression, dynamic conditioning of the instrument of the body, and textual analysis. In addition the course will help actors unlock the specific voices of Irish playwrights. Students will work on scenes and monologues as well as their own improvisations.

This will be an acting class, and will require one previous fundamentals of acting or performance class at your home insitution, or permission by the instructor.

*For UofM Theatre BA students, this course will cover one section of BA Mentoring (TH3370) and Physical Approaches to Acting (TH3330), Stanislavsky Characterization (TH3321) or other upper level performance elective.

Approved for the following Liberal Education Requirements: Arts & Humanities and Global Perspectives.

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The Playwright in Practice: Writing for the Stage in 21st Century Ireland

DBLN 3010W

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

Study traditional and modern playwriting, from concept to production, and from classical form to new site-specific work. Topics might include narrative structure and the rise of the monologue, issue driven work, the role of workshopping, etc.

*For UofM Theatre BA students, this course will count as a UMN Playwriting Class (TH3115 or TH4115). It will also count as a Writing Enriched course.

Approved for the following Liberal Education Requirements: Literature and Global Perspectives. This course has also been approved as Writing Intensive.

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Storytelling: Writing Irish Cultural Narratives

DBLN 3011

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

What does it mean to tell a story? Does it matter why or how someone tells a story? Storytelling is an Irish oral tradition that dates back to Celtic mythology, but is also important to modern day Ireland. This course will examine how storytelling brings Ireland to life, and how Dublin and Ireland are represented in stories. How can you use a building, a street, a painting, or a performance to construct a story that can be shared with others, and that creates a narrative that resonates with the specific time and history of that place? The course will look at the tradition of the short story in Irish writing, and also the development of the Irish novel. Students will also think about their own stories, and how they can be told.

*For UofM Theatre BA students, this course will count as Storytelling and Solo Performance (TH3381) or another BA Performance elective if the student already took TH3381.

Approved for the following Liberal Education Requirements: Literature and Global Perspectives.

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Dublin Internship: Learning through Experience

DBLN 3014

Fall & Spring

3 Credits

This course explores the world of work in Ireland and how students respond to the challenges that they can expect to encounter while interning in Dublin. More information on internships can be found here

*For UofM Theatre BA students, this course count as Creative Collaboration (TH4380).

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Dublin City University Courses

Courses offered at DCU can be found on their website.

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in reflecting on multiple layers of cross-cultural experience and marketing your study abroad experience for future goals.

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