Past Features

July 11, 2005 (Vol. 1, No. 10)

Irish-American Studies Institute Offers Two Online Courses

Lehman College Carman Hall
Registration is now taking place for the Irish language online course that will be offered in Fall 2005 by the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies.Classes are taken online, and one optional conversation circle meets every month. All levels of proficiency are welcomed.

The Institute is also accepting registrations for its three-credit graduate course "Teaching About The Great Irish Famine," featuring lectures by Prof. Maureen Murphy of Hofstra University. The course can also be taken on a non-credit lecture. The online component will run from August 29-December 23, and the on-location component will be held during Columbus Day weekend (October 8-10), with excursions to: Ellis Island, the Great Irish Hunger Memorial at Battery Park, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and other historical sites and memorials. The price of $1,100 includes online lectures and in-person workshops, excursions, two nights' accommodation at Fitzpatrick's Hotel in New York City (two breakfasts and one dinner included) and a copy of the New York State Great Irish Famine Curriculum.

For more information on either course, call 718-960-6722 or visit