European Societies, Politics, and Economics

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Societies, Politics, and Economics

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    The objective of this course to provide an introduction to the European Studies area. The students will get an overview of the regional differences across Europe in order to gain an understanding of the diversity and various characteristics of Europe’s regions and institutions. The course will cover a range of topics that will provide an insight into each of main areas of Europe so that the students can use it as a stepping-stone to specializing in one or more of the areas going forward. The topics will be in a case study format and each will fall into one or more social, political or economic area. Each class will be themed and a context will be provided to knit all of the topics together.

    Course Description
    The course will be co-taught by a PNU Professor and a Professor from Groningen University in the Netherlands. The Professor from Groningen will take one week of intensive classes (30%) with the students and the PNU Professor (70%) will take all of the other classes. Due to the unusual timetabling the students will be given letters in order to try and ensure they receive attendance exemptions form any class that is affected during the week of intensive classes. The course will be delivered through lecturers and assigned reading material that the students will have to familiarize themselves with and analyze in order to show that they have picked up the requisite
    level of knowledge needed to be considered to have completed the course.

    Required Textbooks
    All materials used in this class will be shared with students via Google Drive. This will include website links, references to academic papers and e-books.