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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Non-TnCIS applicants only
  • Applications open on October 1st.
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Southwest TN Ireland
Program Location | Program Dates | Course InformationProgram Description | Accommodations | Program Fee

Southwest Tennessee Ireland is a Partnership Program.  Only students from Southwest Tennessee Community College are eligible to participate.
Partnership Programs are not eligible for the $100 early discount.

Program Location

This class, for Southwest Tennessee Community College students, is embedded into the TnCIS Ireland three week program.  The Southwest students in this course stay approximately seven days in July. The classroom will be set against the backdrop of the cosmopolitan city of Dublin. Being in Ireland will provide a sense of its culture and history that is simply unattainable in the traditional classroom. Students won't just learn about the Irish way of life, but be living it every day. 

Program Dates

Tentative dates are July 10 - 17, 2018

Course Information

All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level.  TnCIS program courses are for credit only.

World Literature II:  ENGL 2320
Prerequisites:  ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 

The course focuses on literature from around the world written after 1650, but there is a special emphasis on the literature of Ireland, given not only the fact that we will be visiting Ireland but also in recognition of Ireland’s outsized contributions to world literature.  

Course Details 

Program Description

We will spend nearly all our time in Dublin, where we will visit several sites particularly significant to Irish literature.

Excursions May Include

  • The Writers’ Museum
  • The birthplace and statue of Oscar Wilde
  • The Trinity College exhibition of the Book of Kells
  • The National Museum, where the “bog bodies” that inspired several Seamus Heaney poems are displayed
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the burial place of Jonathan Swift
  • Kilmainham Goal, especially significant in our understanding of William Butler Yeats
  • The Yeats exhibition at the National Library of Ireland
  • If a course-appropriate play is running at the Abbey Theatre, or another Dublin theatre, we will be certain to have an evening at the theatre as well. 

Class Information
The goal is for students to finish this class with a deep understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s centrality to the canon of world literature. 


Students will stay in university housing in Dublin. The housing facility will be within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, and taxi ranks or bus stops for adventures further afield. Two meals a day will be included: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. 

Program Fee


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Applications open on October 1st.