Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POC2049: European Integration

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr David Benson (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

European integration is one of the most dynamic political processes on a global scale. Since its inception in the early 1950s, the European Union has gradually evolved to become an important economic and political influence on its constituent Member States. This evolution can be explained in many ways but the module will primarily focus on three aspects. Firstly, it will provide an overview of key theoretical debates on European integration from early philosophical arguments on a "united Europe" to contemporary academic analyses. Secondly, the module will then apply these arguments to examine the historical development of the EU since the early 20th Century to the present. Finally, the module will discuss the potential future trajectory of European integration and what this may mean for both Europe and the wider world.

No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. The module is suitable for students studying Politics and History.

Module created

24/03/2014

Last revised

14/07/2014