Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dublin, Ireland; Galway, Ireland; Killarney, Ireland; Waterford, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
"Walking in the Footsteps of the Irish During the Irish Potato Famine" is offered during Spring 2020. This course will introduce 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 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 Spring course will also 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 Maymester summer offering to travel to Ireland to retrace important steps of the famine and the impact on agriculture, communities, and culture. Students will be engaged in complimenting the existing itinerary with educational seminars.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of hotel/hostel accommodations.
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 contact the program leader, Tracy Hoover, by emailing email@example.com.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2020||08/21/2019 **||Rolling Admission||05/12/2020||05/21/2020|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Tracy Hoover by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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