Europe in the Global Economy

Freie Universität Berlin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Europe in the Global Economy

  • Host University

    Freie Universität Berlin

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Area of Study

    Economics, European Studies, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The European Communities were conceived as a union of democratic nations shaping the world's economic and social model. Is the permanent enlargement process that made the EU big paying off? In a changing global economy, what is Europe's comparative advantage?

    "One market - one money" was what Europeans believed in. In a crisis not coming to an end the common currency is seen more and more as liability. Is an ill-designed Euro going to blow up the Eurozone?

    With Russia as major energy partner Europe's energy independence is high on the agenda. Is the energy hunger of China, Brazil, etc. a threat to the EU? We will discuss the cost of global warming and climate challenge Europe is expected to bear.

    Lastly, a "look in the crystal ball" is supposed to give an idea of the EU in the world 30 years from now: still vibrant, or ageing and decaying?

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations