* POL 434 (SA) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
Seminar in Comparative Politics - Europe and the World
This course covers Europe's historical and contemporary role in world politics. Topics include the legacy of the two world wars, the Cold War, colonialism and decolonization, the genesis and subsequent development of the EC/EU, and the challenges confronting present-day Europe. These challenges include immigration, enlargement, democratization, and the EU's role in military affairs. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the evolution of Europe's role in world affairs, an ability to explain and evaluate contemporary European foreign policy, and a greater capacity to critically analyze history's repetitive nature.
Sample reading list:
Brent Nelson, The European Union: Readings on the Theory and Practice...
Andrew Moravcsik, The Choice for Europe
John McCormick, Understanding the European Union
Niall Ferguson, Empire
Tony Judt, Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
Regular reading assignments (about 100-150 pages a week); Oral presentation; Final term paper
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
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