- Code EURO3002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject European Studies
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Political Sciences, European Studies, Politics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Annika Werner
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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The European Union is the most advanced form of supranational governance on the planet, yet it is widely tolerated rather than loved. Students completing this course will have an understanding of why it is so, drawing on an analysis of the politics of Europe in a comparative perspective. Its first part will be dedicated to the study of political systems in Europe, with an emphasis on the comparative analysis of their core institutions, their political actors and voters. The second part will show how European integration affects the domestic policies, politics, and polities of EU member states of the EU (‘Europeanization’).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand the politics of Europe with reference to European integration and Europeanization processes;
- compare European national political systems;
- place EU political institutions in comparative perspective by making reference to the political systems of its member states;
- apply the various comparative analytical frameworks of political science to European institutions and policy making;
- critically analyse the role of the EU and the challenges that the modern EU faces; and
- develop research and writing skills.
Indicative AssessmentSeminar preparation and participation (10%). Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Seminar presentation, 10 minutes (10%). Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Data collection and analysis report, 1000 words (30%). Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 6
Research Essay, 3000 words (50%). Learning outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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