Affiliated Coursework

In addition to attendance at events, completion of any of the following affiliated courses will be considered in the application process for the travel expedition. You can have taken these courses at any time, but HIS 325 (Fall 2019) and HIS 326 (Winter 2020) will be offered in the 2019-2020 academic year.  Registration for those courses will also be considered. 

HIS 325 History of the British Isles to 1606

HIS 326 History of the British Isles to 1919

HIS 374 History of the British Isles since 1919

HIS 380 History of the British Empire

Wyatt Film Showing - Michael Collins (1996)

Thursday, October 17, 4:30 PM 251 French Hall

A historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led the IRA against the United Kingdom in the Anglo-Irish War (1919-21), helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State (1922), and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War (1922-23).  “Michael Collins paints a heroic picture of the Irish Republican Army's inspired strategist and military leader, who fought the British Empire to a standstill and invented the techniques of urban guerrilla warfare that shaped revolutionary struggles all over the world.”- Roger Ebert

Wyatt Film Showing - '71 (2014)

Thursday, November 7, 4:30 PM 251 French Hall

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.  

 

It’s a rare film that locates viciousness and kindness on both sides of Northern Ireland’s Troubles.” – Kyle Smith

Wyatt Film Showing - Man of Aran (1934)

Thursday, November 21, 4:30 PM 251 French Hall

 

In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland’s unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail. 

 

It is… impossible not to get swept up in Flaherty’s romantic view of islanders locked in an eternal struggle with nature. Potatoes must be farmed with little or no soil, cliffs must be climbed to facilitate fishing, and those basking sharks won’t gut themselves.”- Tara Brady