COURSE PREREQUISITES: 45
credits of 100-level or higher coursework.
Note: a 100-level Political Studies course is recommended for
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, and consider the ramifications of EU decision-making for
economic, environmental and social policies (with particular emphasis on
EU-Canada relations). Students 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. The course materials and evaluation expectation will be a level above
POL 209. Students in POL 309 take a lead role in the model EU at the end of the
course, acting as experts in order to facilitate cooperative outcomes among EU
member states represented by 209 students.
by Michelle Cini and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (editors). European Union Politics. 4th ed. NY: Oxford UP, 2013.
Bache, Ian, Stephen George and Simon Bulmer. Politics
in the European Union. 4th ed. 2015.
readings supplied by instructor.
who receive credit for POL 309 cannot receive credit for POL 209.
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