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Catholic University is pleased to offer a Minor in Irish Studies to all enrolled undergraduate students. The Minor supplements a student’s general course of study in a major area of concentration. Those enrolled in the Irish Studies Minor take classes in a variety of subjects, examining the languages and culture of Ireland from a variety of scholarly perspectives and methods of inquiry.

Students who complete the Minor emerge knowledgeable in the complex cultural and linguistic history of Irish society. They may acquire beginner's proficiency in the Irish language, and be immersed first-hand in Irish culture, often through study abroad or through an appropriate internship with an Irish focus.

The Minor program may complement a major area of study in the humanities or social sciences. It will help prepare undergraduates for further employment in positions requiring comprehensive understanding of a European culture, history, and politics. The minor may also help prepare students for graduate study in a number of related disciplines, such as literature, history, law, politics, sociology, art, and international business, both in the U.S. and abroad.