EUM4010 - European Union: History, Debates, Politics
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: Pascaline Winand
Caulfield First semester 2008 (On-campus block of classes)
Now enlarged to 27 countries, the European Union is a key player in the world. Students will explore its genesis, its major historical milestones, its institutions and decision-making from an interdisciplinary perspective. They will examine EU policies including in the trade, agricultural, environmental, social, educational, monetary, development and security fields. They will be exposed to the main concepts and theories formulated to account for the development of the EU. They will be given guidance to pursue the exploration of specific EU policy outcomes at EU and member state level and be encouraged to make autonomous use of a wide range of resources including on-line material.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be expected to demonstrate:
A critical review of articles and books relevant to a seminar theme, given first as a seminar presentation: 20%; The seminar presentation will then be revised into a written research paper in light of seminar group comments and an assessment by the coordinator (2500 words): 40%; A reflective response to a set question, in a take-home examination (2000 words): 40%.
22 hours per semester offered in block mode