The European Union is an unprecedented form of governance bringing peace and prosperity to a European continent divided by two World Wars. The EU is also criticized for being a driving force of neoliberal globalization. This course engages with this debate by introducing students to EU structures, institutions and operations. Taking this course will also prepare students for changes and opportunities expected as part of the recent free trade agreement signed between Canada and the EU.
Students who receive credit for POL 209 cannot receive credit for POL 309.