Irish Studies

In March of 2012, with the support of the Rochester-Waterford Sister Cities Golf Tournament Committee, St. John Fisher College established a new interdisciplinary Irish Studies Program in the School of Arts and Sciences that has begun offering students the opportunity to explore the literary, social, political, religious, and cultural traditions of Ireland’s past and present.

Program Benefits

  • Strengthen the ties between St. John Fisher College and the City of Waterford, Ireland (Rochester’s Sister City) as well as other cities in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Expand students' knowledge of Ireland from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Promote the history and culture of Ireland, both of the past and present.
  • Foster scholarship in the field of Irish Studies.

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Irish Studies News

 

Exchanging Courses and Lives

09/11/2014

If Sport Management students walk by Dr. Todd Harrison’s office, they will see someone inside, but it won’t be him. Instead, they will see Dr. Jean McArdle from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Waterford, Ireland, who has exchanged her faculty role with Harrison this semester. McArdle will teach some of Harrison’s classes here, while he has hit the ground running in Ireland teaching some of her course load. Read More

 

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