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Dublin, Donegal, Ireland

Program Description

Global Perspectives on Civil Rights, Social Justice & Peace Studies offers an important socio-historical framework of the history of Ireland from pre-Christian to modern times. This syllabus includes a study of Gaelic Ireland, British Imperialism, Famine, Poverty, and Emigration, the Irish-American impact on the United States, Slavery, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution of Northern Ireland, comparative narratives in the USA, the current political climate, and a comprehensive program of field trips integrated with the class teaching to reinforce the learning outcomes. The course will have enabled individuals to develop an understanding of Irish culture, and its impact on European and American culture. Students should be able to identify problematical issues in the concept of “Irishness” and to reflect and compare this notion with their own experiences, here and back home. This in turn should encourage critical discussion and reflection about the differences between US, Irish and European cultures, and the collective relationship that individuals have with their own societies. In particular, the course will develop critical thinking about conflict resolution, modern political structures, and the role of Civil Rights and Equality in the development of younger nations.

Location Description

More info to come.


Ja'La Wourman | | Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication


Students will be staying in hotels and student apartments during the program.

The program fee includes two meals a day, plus a small meal stipend to help offset additional food expenses.

Additional Items to Consider

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Open to first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in all majors.

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 fee)
  • Short Essay
  • Interview with Program Director may be required
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 


Program Closed 

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


JUST 301: Special Topics in Justice Studies

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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