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*WKU Faculty Led: Ireland: Mystic Landscapes of the Emerald Island
Belfast, Ireland; Dingle, Ireland; Doolin, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Enniskillen, Ireland; Inis Mor, Ireland; Killarney, Ireland; Limerick, Ireland; Londonderry, Ireland; Mullingar, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission 07/23/2015 08/11/2015

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits:
3
Field of Study:
GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY
Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Faculty Leader:
Greunke, Erin, Nemon, Amy
Program Description:
FLSA Ireland LandscapesStudents will be introduced to concepts in cultural geography through the exploration of supernatural landscapes that are interspersed within the Emerald Isle. Students will see first-hand how Ireland’s mixture of rich history and culture lend to fascinating cultural traditions within a geographic context. Topics and materials covered in this program will help students attain an appreciation of the complexity and variety of supernatural beliefs and practices in Ireland’s culture and geography through academic and sensory analysis.

For GEOG/GEOL 103: Our Dynamic Planet will introduce the spatial dimension of Earth’s dynamic systems with a special emphasis on how their many interrelationships affect humans and their environment using Ireland as a case study. These systems include air, water, weather, climate, tectonics, landforms, and ecosystems.


IrelandCourses
GEOG/GEOL 103 (3 credits): Our Dynamic Planet*
OR
GEOG 475 (3 credits): Landscapes of the Supernatural

*This course fulfills the Categroy D Science  general education requirement for students who entered WKU in Spring 2014 or earlier.

Accommodations
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Eligibility
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.
  • Students must complete the Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course.  We suggest you start this application process immediately and respond to all emails promptly.
 
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