2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Irish Language and Song

Summer quarter

Faculty: Sean Williams ethnomusicology

Fields of Study: language studies and music

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40069 (4) First Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


This course is an introduction to Irish-Gaelic through conversation, poetry, and songs (using the natural singing voice). At the end of the class, students will be able to engage in culturally appropriate small talk and sing about a dozen songs in Irish. We will spend the first half of each meeting working on conversation and grammar and the second half learning traditional songs in Irish that reflect aspects of what we have just learned. No previous language or singing skills necessary! Each class will include a break for tea, treats, and a chance to practice what you have learned.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 9a-1p Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Preparatory for studies or careers in: cultural studies, anthropology, folklore, ethnomusicology

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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