Program Information
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Spring 2020: Limerick, Ireland
January 20, 2020 - May 19, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

University of Limerick
Interest Meetings:
03/14/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM215 Willard Hall
05/09/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM213 Clayton Hall
09/10/2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM213 Clayton Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/25/2019 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM213 Clayton Hall
11/19/2019 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM213 Clayton Hall
Program Notes
Program Description
Study at Ireland’s University of the Year for 2019 as selected by the Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University of Limerick (UL) Ireland, established in 1972, is an independent, internationally-focused university with over 13,000 students and 1,400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. The University is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The University of Limerick campus is located in the Midwest region of Ireland and is 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport, servicing direct flights to and from the United States.

Limerick, capital of the country’s mid-west region, is one of Ireland’s most culturally diverse and inclusive cities. It is a bustling and vibrant city noted for its shopping, dining, entertainment, cultural and historical significance and contributions to the arts. Home to more than 200,000 people, of whom almost 50% are under the age of 30,Limerick is a fast-moving and cosmopolitan city in which to live and study.

Study abroad students have free access to the University Arena, which includes a 50-meter swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, an indoor running track and a wide variety of fitness classes. With over 60 clubs and organizations to choose from, students can learn new sports such as archery, diving, windsurfing and much more, or share their interest in photography, drama, traditional music or politics, for example. Study abroad students also have access to the university’s support centres which operate on a free, drop-in basis and include the Math Learning Centre, Science Learning Centre, Writing Centre and Information & Communications Technology Centre.

Community Engagement: Students have the opportunity to volunteer in the local community, the best way to get to know the Irish.

The Program Fee includes on-campus housing in 6- or 8-bed apartments with internet access, airport pick-up in Limerick on the designated arrival date, all program-related activities and excursions, and international medical insurance. Students will need to budget for meals, laundry, cellphone, bed linens for the apartments, books, Garda National Immigration Fee (currently estimated at €300), and other personal expenses. Students are required to have a cellphone capable of making local calls in Ireland and of sending and receiving text messages in Ireland.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Ireland, nor does it include airport transfers in the United States. The program officially begins when students arrive in Limerick. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.
ACCESSIBILITY: Student housing and classrooms will not have air conditioning. Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution's scheduling may change.

Students take a maximum of 15 credits on the program.
BUAD 301-072: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MK4002 Marketing
Management of the marketing functions, marketing research, product planning, distribution channels, pricing, personal selling, and advertising. Emphasis on consumer and industrial markets.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Restrictions: Requires sophomore status.
BUAD 309-072: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PM4022 Principles of Organisational Behaviour
Examines individual, group, and organizational determinants of work behavior in organizations. Theory and concepts relevant to individual differences, attitudes, motivation, teams, leadership, power, and organizational culture and change are discussed with an emphasis on applying this knowledge to the challenges of management in a variety of organizations.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Restrictions: Requires sophomore status.
ECON 103-071: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC4102 Macroeconomics
Analyzes the determinants of unemployment, inflation, national income and policy issues relating to how the government alters unemployment and inflation through government spending, taxes and the money supply.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Restrictions: ECON 101
ECON 340-071: International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC4014 International Economics
Theory, problems and policy in international trade and finance with emphasis on developments since World War II.
Prerequisite: ECON101 and ECON103
ENGL 318-070: Studies in Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CU4018 - EUROPEAN CINEMA FROM THE 1960s TO THE PRESENT
Special topics such as film genres, major directors and Soviet cinema.
Prerequisite: ENGL 110
Restrictions: May be taken up to three times when topics vary.
ENGL 351-070: Studies in Irish Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EH4036 Irish Literature 1930-1990
Studies of Irish literature from the earliest times to the present day. Content varies by expertise of instructor.
Prerequisite: ENGL110.
Restrictions: May be taken up to three times when topics vary.
HIST 267-071: Europe: Society and Governance 1890 - 1990 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HI4082 Europe: Society and Governance; 1890-1990
Examines significant political, social and cultural aspects of modern life in Europe. This course will, therefore, probe some of the key social and cultural transformations of the twentieth century, and discuss the key political issues and events that have defined that period.
HIST 267-072: Ireland: Revolution and Independence 1898 - 1968 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HI4102 Ireland: Revolution and Independence, 1898-1968
Course not offered in 20S

This course charts the history of how Ireland emerged from the British Empire in the years following 1898. The course is divided into lecture themes which address a wide range of important topics. These include the impact of the Boer War on Ireland, resurgance of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, rise of Sinn Fein, Larkin and the Union Movement, Connolly and Irish Socialism, 1916 Rising, War of Independence, Civil War and Partition, Ireland during and after the Second World War, the declaration of the Republic, Civil Rights and the origins of the modern 'Troubles'.
KAAP 220-070: Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PY4112 Physiology and Anatomy and Pedagogy of HRA
Structure and function of human body: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, digestive and urinary systems. Foundation course for all areas of physical education and athletics.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Math/Science Breadth
Restrictions: Students may not receive credit for KAAP220 if taken after completion of KAAP309.
LING 480-070: Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LI4212 Linguistics 2
Interface between language and contemporary society: theories, research and analytical methods. Topics include: regional dialects; language contact; languages of underrepresented populations, such as ethnic minorities and people with language disabilities; social biases in language assessment; language and culture; language and mass media; language planning and policy development in education and the Official English movement; technology and communication; language attitudes, among others
Prerequisite: LING 101.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Restrictions: Restricted to Junior and Senior CGSC Majors/Minors and LING Minors.
PHIL 202-070: Contemporary Moral Problems (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4062 Contemporary Moral Issues
Course not offered in 20S.

The application of philosophical techniques to contemporary moral problems such as abortion, punishment, biomedical ethics, reverse discrimination and sexual morality.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 300-070: Research Methods for Political Science (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4102 Methods and Research in Political Science
Introduction to research methods including research design and data analysis.
POSC 309-073: Political Culture by Country: Limerick, Ireland (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4118 Ireland and EU Membership: Adapting Politics, Policy and Polity
Introduction to the political and civic cultures underpinning and supporting different political systems. Topics may vary depending on host country.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 339-071: European Union (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4015 The Government and Politics of the European Union
The European Union is an economic and political union that binds together twenty-seven European countries. This course provides an overview of the history, institutions, policies and controversies surrounding the European Union.
POSC 363-070: International Law (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LA4058  Human Rights Law
Course introduces students to intl law in an unconventional way: through the prism of intl relations. Topics are sources (treaties, custom), subjects (states, intl organizations, NGOs, individuals), law making processes, & institutions (including Intl Court of Justice & Intl Criminal Court). Also thematic issues (use of force, intl humanitarian law, intl criminal law, & intl environmental law) with a view to how politics shapes & constrains the law, and how law shapes & constrains politics.
POSC 401-070: Topics in Law and Politics: Medical Law (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: LA4006  Medical Law
Critical topics in law and politics. Topics will vary.This module covers: legal and ethical issues surrounding medical confidentiality and access to medical records; human rights and ethical perspectives on autonomy in healthcare decision-making; informed consent to medical treatment; capacity to consent in relation to minors and those with mental incapacity; refusal of treatment and; end-of-life decision-making.
POSC 433-070: African Politics (3 credits)
Course not offered in 20S

Overview of politics and society in sub-saharan Africa including: colonialism, the rise of nationalism, decolonization, single-party and military rule, the role of social movements and religious, class, gender and ethnic identities and the move toward economic and political liberalization.
Satisfies the following requirements:
POSC 438-071: Topics in Political Theory: Multiculturalism and Political Theory (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PO4108 Multiculturalism and Political Theory
Focuses on selected topics in political theory. Topics vary by instructor. Topic: Multiculturalism and Political Theory.
Not offered in 20S
Gynaecological health and wellbeing and care for women with related problems to include endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cervical cancer screening, breast awareness, gynaecological cancers. Topics addressed will include fertility, infertility, pre-conception care, sexual and reproductive health needs of diverse groups. Cultural issues impacting on sexuality, fertility and childbearing e.g. female genital mutilation. Health promotion strategies appropriate within maternal health, use of complementary therapies in reproduction and childbearing. The role of the midwife in family planning and contraception. Impact of substance abuse on childbearing, sexually transmitted infections, consequences of childbearing including morbidity and mortality. Perinatal mental health, domestic violence/abuse. Applied pharmacology.
PSYC 367-073: Seminar: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 2 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PS4047 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 2
sychology is a discipline that uses data to try to understand the world; we use rigorous research methods to understand psychological processes, identify social issues and to evaluate interventions. The module will explore how social phenomena become social issues in relation to psychological identity and values; how social issues impact us psychologically; and the psychology of individual and collective responses to social issues.

Using specific social issues as a focus, students will gain insight into the discipline of psychology and engage in debating and evaluating the theory and method of psychology. Through a psychological analysis of the causes and consequences of social issues, students will gain insight into how these issues might be resolved.
The specific focus of this module is developmental psychopathology. Developmental

psychopathology is a domain of psychology whichconcentrates on how psychosocial and biological factorscontribute to psychological adjustment and maladjustment. The module will introduce students evidence relating both environmental and genetic determinants of mental health and consider the role that developmental factors may have in the expression of mental health problems.
PSYC 467-070: Seminar: PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL ISSUES (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PS4032 - PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL ISSUES
Issues covered will include; the media and human behaviour; social conflict; the use and abuse of power; sex and sexuality; society and mental health;social inclusion and exclusion; bullying at work; equality and advocacy; parenting and childcare; the environment
SOCI 201-070: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4032 Introduction to Sociology 2
An overview of the sociological perspective of the study of society, social organization and social institutions with special emphasis on the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
SOCI 213-070: Men and Women in American Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4002 Gender: Sociological Perspectives
Designed to provide students with a sociological framework for analyzing sex and gender relations in contemporary American society. Topics include the social construction of gender, patterns of sex-role socialization, gender stratification in the paid work force, gender relations in the family and other social institutions. Crosslisted with WOMS213.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 304-070: Criminology (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4006 The Sociology of Crime Deviance and Social Control
The nature, kinds and causes of crime. Criminal liability, criminal careers and organized racketeering.
Prerequisite: SOCI 201 or SOCI 209.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
SOCI 305-070: Social Class and Inequality (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOC4078 Inequality and Social Exclusion
This course investigates the social structural hierarchical positions groups hold relative to the economic, political, social, and cultural resources of the society.
Prerequisite: SOCI 201.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
UNIV 373-027: Study Abroad - Limerick, Ireland (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
WOMS 213-070: Men and Women in American Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SO4002 Gender: Sociological Perspectives
Crosslisted with SOCI213
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
The Semester in Limerick, Ireland is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required. A minimum 2.900 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Spring Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,400.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Final Program Fee$5,000.00$5,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$11,365.00$22,080.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 30, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
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