Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitMonash European and EU Centre
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Natalie Doyle and Dr. Annamaria Pagliaro


Previously coded EUR3620


The unit investigates the idea of European unity expressed by writers, philosophers and intellectuals in key countries of Western Europe from the 18th to 20th centuries. It pays attention to the cultural traditions that shaped the forms taken by this idea and the national context within which it arose. It introduces students to the way literary and philosophical representations of European unity were invoked at key moments in the history of the European Union to promote the notion of European citizenship.


On completion of this subject students should:

  1. Have a familiarity with, and an understanding of the modern notion of Europe as it was first formulated in literary, philosophical and intellectual discourse.
  2. Have a knowledge of the historical and geographical context within which this idea was formulated and of how it differed across countries.
  3. Have an understanding of the role played by literary, philosophical and intellectual references in the promotion of European citizenship.

  1. Be able to demonstrate competence in the following skills:
    1. obtaining access to source materials and secondary writings through the library and other resources;
    2. writing (including planning, arguing on the basis of evidence, and documenting);
    3. analysis and interpretation of texts, including the application of appropriate terms and concepts for the discussion of content and form;
    4. oral presentation of information and argument based on guided and independent reading;
    5. discussion of texts and oral presentations;
    6. assimilation of information and opinion from various sources for purposes of forming independent judgments;
    7. team work


Written and oral work (2300 words): 55%
Exam(2000 words): 40%
Class participation (200 words): 5%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Lectures and tutorials equivalent to 2 weekly contact hours

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


EUR2620, EUR3620, ATS4766