James A Caporaso
This course covers the political economy of the European Union. Special attention will be paid to the institutions of the EU, the major policy areas, and the major treaty revisions. We will discuss social policy, trade policy, the Economic and Monetary Union, the Single Act, the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the democratic deficit, and the ongoing financial crisis. All of the above will be analyzed from several theoretical perspectives.
Student learning goals
Learn some basic facts about the EU as well as policy areas of importance
Learn about the EU's importance in the world
Learn about various theories of European integration
General method of instruction
lecture and discussion
> a basic course in international relations and a basic course in European politics or the European Union. Also, some basic course work in economics is helpful.
Class assignments and grading
reading, discussion, several tests.
class participation and performance on exams.