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WIU in Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
|Program Dates & Deadlines:||Click here to view|
|Housing Option:||Residence hall||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Program Type:||Group||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Earned Hours Required:||12 S.H.||Program Advisor:||Kim McDaniel|
|Courses Offered:||Political Science||Non-WIU Students:||Yes|
|Number of Semester Hours:||3, 6||Term:||Summer|
|Graduate credit available:||Yes|
UPCOMING INTEREST MEETINGS:
|Friday, September 20||12 pm (noon), Board room, University Union|
|Monday, September 30||5 pm, 314 Morgan Hall|
|Wednesday, October 2||4 pm, 314 Morgan Hall|
|Friday, October 11||11:30 am, Room 212, Riverfront campus, WIU-QC|
|Thursday, November 7||5 pm, 314 Morgan Hall|
Marked by a history of political and cultural turmoil, Northern Ireland provides a context-transcending gateway for thinking about a wide variety of interdisciplinary issues, especially "identity". The idea of identity is defined in different ways, not only by various disciplines but by individuals, cultures and countries. Northern Ireland serves as a great location to compare and contrast how the issues of identity have developed and changed over the years both there and in the United States.
Based at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's University in Belfast, this Study Abroad Program combines pre-departure work online, on-site classroom instruction and excursions to give you a fuller picture of Northern Ireland. Prior to departure, you will reflect on your identity through readings and online discussions. Your on-site lectures are taught in an interdisciplinary approach by leading academics from various departments at Queen's University, including history, Irish studies, management, English, and politics. Outside experts present additional information on various topics, both in lectures and site visits. Evening activities include Irish dancing, music, and cinema. No matter your major or areas of interest, Northern Ireland has something for you.
Credit offered: Undergraduates--POLS 379 and UNIV 379, 3 sh each, Summer 2014. For Politicial Science majors/minors, POLS 379 can substitute for POLS 381, 382, 383, or 389.
Graduates--POLS 679, 3 sh, Summer 2014.
Please check with your academic adviser for more information about how these classes fit your specific academic plans.
Class sessions for POLS 379/679 are held online prior to departure. You are also required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Study Abroad office (Spring 2014—date and time TBA).
Class participation, including contribution to discussions and attendance, is expected in all phases of the Course. Questions about course content should be directed to Dr. Erin Taylor.
|Completed at least 12 semester hours||Accepted to a graduate degree program|
|Minimum 2.5 overall GPA||Approval of graduate adviser and department chair/program director|
|Good standing with Student Judicial Programs||Good standing with Student Judicial Programs|
All majors are welcome! Non-degree students are also welcome to apply and should contact Kim McDaniel for additional requirements. Total enrollment is limited to 20 students.
Due to the inclusion of some meals in this program, students with special dietary needs should contact Kim McDaniel about their specific situation. Accommodations can be arranged with advance notice.
Accessibility and accommodation may be very different from the United States. Sidewalks are often narrow and uneven. Train stations often have stairs and/or long hallways for exiting to the street. Elevators in stations are rare. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Disability Resource Center.
Application deadline: February 3, 2014
Non-refundable deposit: $800 due March 3, 2014. All students must submit a Study Abroad Medical Report showing medical clearance to participate, pay the $45 application fee, and upload proof of passport prior to deposit payment.
Second payment: $800 due April 1, 2014
Third payment: $800 due May 1, 2014
Final payment: Amount TBA due June 6, 2014.
ESTIMATED COST: TBA. As of 9/13/2013, Queen's University had not yet released its 2014 prices. Based on 2013 rates, program cost is estimated to be $3,500-$3,800 per person.
This is an estimate and is subject to change.
A Travel Grant is available for this Program. For more information and to apply, please see our Travel Grant page.
Lodging is in the Elms Halls of Residence (Elms Village) at Queen's University. Rooms are singles with bathrooms in the room. For more information on the lodgings, visit the QU website .
|Academic Information||Study Abroad|
|Dr. Erin Taylor||Kim McDaniel|
|413 Morgan Hall||344 Memorial Hall|
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.