Issues in European Integration

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Issues in European Integration

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Politics, International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The purpose of this module is to provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues and debates in European integration. This course covers the substance of the five main institutions and the decision-making processes of the EU and develops students’ knowledge by focusing on key issues such as the role of identity in the European integration process, the democratic deficit, the enlargement of the EU to include Turkey as a member, relations with the United States of America, and the EU as a global actor. This advanced course on European integration addresses the current and future issues of European integration in the post-Cold war era and beyond. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. know the functions of the EU's main institutions and understand the decision-making processes in the European Union
    2. present and debate the key issues in the role of identity in European integration, enlargement policy on Turkey, the democratic deficit, relations with the United States of America, and the EU as a global actor.
    3. apply theoretical tools to think and write about European Union politics and European integration
    4. have a critical understanding the major policy issues and debates in recent European integration

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

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