THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATION

HIS3EUU

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

European integration has been hailed as 'the most ambitious and most successful example of peaceful international cooperation in world history'. In this subject students are introduced to this process and its result, the European Union, through different disciplinary lenses. For example, the common European currency, and the project of a Europe without boundaries are addressed not just in terms of history, economics and law but also in relation to their sociological implications for European identity and for member-states' sovereignty. We will study EU's global ambitions from an International Relations perspective and contemplate its future in the light of present crises.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStefan Auer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Politics and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS2EUU

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEuropean Union politics,RecommendedCini, M. (ed)2ND EDN, OUP 2003

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply concepts and theories to the process of European integration

Activities:
Research Essay, Seminar Presentation and Examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Present a short talk with references and bibliography about a discrete aspect of European integration

Activities:
Seminar presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Reflect on the role of ideas and interests in post-war Europe

Activities:
Active participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Write research essays using primary and secondary sources to frame an argument about an aspect of European integration

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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