- FSU Students Social Conflict in Northern Ireland An International Field Study Opportunity June 29th to July 27th, 2015 *Dates subject to change Interested in Experiential Learning? Studying Abroad? Visiting the Island of Ireland? Want an On-the-Ground Education in Social Conflict? Check out the Department of Sociology’s international field study to Belfast, UK, Summer 2015! From 1969 through 1998, nearly 3,300 people were killed in sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, known to locals as “The Troubles.” This trip will help students to understand the factors that led to the prolonged and bloody conflict, and that factors that have resulted in a sustained peace since the passage of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998. Along the way, we’ll visit historic sites, meet with key figures in the peace movement, and learn lessons about conflict and resolution that impact our own lives. • • • Highlights Include: Tours of: o Belfast via the infamous Black Taxis, with stops at the “Peace Walls,” and Loyalist and Nationalist Strongholds o Crumlin Road Jail o Queen’s University and Botanical Gardens o A Belfast city Police Station o Belfast City Hall o The Parliament Buildings at Stormont Visits to: o An “integrated” school o The birthplace of the Titanic o The homes of famous writers, poets, and musicians o Belfast Castle and the historic Cave Hill o The Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick Rope Bridge o Derry/Londonderry, site of the infamous Bloody Sunday o Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland Meetings with: o International Conflict Scholars o Experts in Integrated Education o Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission o Political Party Leaders o Former Paramilitary Group (IRA and UVF) Members • • Two Opportunities for Course Credit! Spring 2015: SOCI 400 Special Topics • Travel Cost: $3,200-$3,5001 Summer 2015: International Field Study in Sociology • Course and Travel Cost: $4,200-$4,5002 * Possible Student Funding May Be Available! * ### Questions? Contact: Dr. Vincent Ferraro [email protected] | 508.626.4871 1 2 Includes airfare, lodging, & transportation. Eligible for Fin Aid. Includes course registration, airfare, lodging, & transportation.
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