Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dublin, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Partnering with the Schreyer Global Honors Program, "Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine: Examinations of New World Crops in Old World Societies" (Hort 499H) is offered during Spring 2018. This will be a 2.5 credit interdisciplinary Schreyer Honors course introducing the students to new world crops (crops that were native to North and South America before 1492) such as potato, corn, bean, tomato and chocolate. Crop discussion will include areas of origin, history of uses, and current production along with how these crops "migrated" to Old World Societies (Europe, Asia and Africa or those parts of the world known to Europeans before 1492) often coinciding with exploration to influence those societies. One to two new world crops per week (during a 2 hr. class period) will be discussed with the class period concluding with some hands on sampling of some of the culinary uses of the food crops that were covered during lecture. The last 5 weeks of the Spring course will include a more in-depth study of the Irish potato and Ireland. This will prepare the students for the international travel part of the course to Ireland.
The international study portion of this Global Honors Program course will be a .5 credit Maymester summer offering to travel to Ireland to retrace important steps of the famine and the emigration and death that resulted. We are coupling with researchers in Ireland to provide a 10 day emersion into this subject and not only observe historical sites but current production practices of potatoes in Ireland and compare and contrast those with US practices.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must choose one issue of the Irish Potato Famine that is personally compelling, and write a 750 word essay that describes the issue and its impact on agriculture, citizens, communities, or culture. E-Mail your essay as an attachment to Dr. Dennis Decoteau – firstname.lastname@example.org by October 2, 2017. Applicants will be notified by Friday October 13th to confirm their participation with a deposit. First priority will be given to Schreyer Scholars in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2017||04/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Summer-Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||05/07/2018||05/17/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Tracy Hoover by emailing tsh102 if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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