COURSE PREREQUISITES: There are no prerequisites for this course.
OBJECTIVES: The student learns the history, structure and activity of the European Union, a significant regional inter-governmental organization as well as an unprecedented form of governance in an increasingly globalized political environment. Students explore the structure, institutions and operations of the European Union from the perspective of the individual state members, the institutional EU as a whole, and from the viewpoint of international organizations and non-member states (with particular emphasis on EU-Canada relations). Students also learn about other European institutions and their relationship to the European Union. Students then apply this knowledge to real-world challenges faced by the EU, using writing and presenting skills to demonstrate an understanding of the issues and to attempt to solve problems in a collective setting.
Edited by Michelle Cini and Nieves Perez-Solórzano Borragan (editors). European Union Politics (4th edition, Oxford: 2013)
Supplementary readings supplied by instructor.
Note: Students who
receive credit for POL 309 cannot receive credit for POL 209.
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