Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Program: Minor in Irish Studies
Undergraduate Program: Minor in Irish StudiesThe Irish Studies Program encompasses a broad array of courses from which students may select to complete the undergraduate Irish Studies minor.

Academically, the Center for Irish Studies serves as a focal point for the study of Irish history, politics, law and culture, theology, literature, film, art, music, the Irish language, the Irish American Experience, Contemporary Ireland and the Northern Ireland Peace Process. These courses are available for credit and most are available for audit by the community at large.

Through assistance from the Irish Government, the Center is able to promote the Irish language and culture through courses offered by Irish Visiting Scholars. The Center raises donations to award language students as well as other Irish Studies students with scholarships and to cover the costs of books and materials. 

The Irish Studies minor requires six courses for a total of 18 credit hours. Three courses are required:

  • History of Ireland since 1600

  • Modern Irish Literature

  • Directed Reading supervised by a professor

Three other electives may be chosen from the program courses listed below.

Many of these courses also are included in courses available through other programs, such as International Studies, History, Political Science, English, Theology, Women, Culture and Society and Fine Arts, for both undergraduate and graduate credit.

Cross-listings are determined on a semester-by-semester basis. Therefore, courses may be available in the above-referenced departments or other departments and programs even though no number for those departments or programs is listed below or those courses do not appear under Courses Offered in the Catalog.

Courses listed only for undergraduate credit may be audited by graduate students, space permitting and with professor approval.

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Course Schedule & Catalog
How to Register:

Register for Irish Studies graduate courses through the Registrar’s Office. One must be admitted to the University to take courses for credit.

Irish Student Life
Irish Student Life


Join the Irish Club, take Irish language courses, study abroad in Ireland and Northern Ireland or earn a Minor or Master of Liberal Arts graduate concentration in Irish Studies.

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Support the Center
Support the Center


The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies is one of a kind in the Southwest. Learn how to get involved with the Center. 


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Events & Lectures
Events & Lectures


The Center sponsors lectures and cultural events, such as St. Patrick’s Day, storytellers and lively concerts.

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Center for Irish Studies Undergraduate Program
Center for Irish Studies
The William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston is the only Irish Studies academic program in the Southwest. The Center serves as a focal point for the study and appreciation of Irish and Northern Irish history, literature, politics, law, language, music, art, drama, culture and society.


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