A multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary Europe focusing on social, political, cultural, and economic change, with special reference to developments in the countries of the European Union, Scandinavia, and those in Eastern Europe in the post-Soviet era. Offered: A.
Europe Today surveys contemporary political, economic, and social developments in the region. Students will compare Europe's identity, politics, economy, culture and unique regional institutions to those of other parts of the world.
Student learning goals
Students will be able to explain the history and evolution of European cooperation (the EU and its partners); to differentiate between separate sub-regions of Europe; and to critically evaluate challenges facing European societies and economies today.
General method of instruction
Lectures and weekly TA discussion section
Class assignments and grading
Mid-term and final examination, participation grade in section.
Students are responsible for the weekly readings, content of all lectures and for active participation in section.