Transatlantic Relations

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transatlantic Relations

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module explores relations between America and Europe over the last century, mainly from the American perspective. The overarching theme is that the United States has tended to view Europe, and Europeans, through a prism of two contradictory sets of ideas. On one hand, Americans have always viewed Europe as a fallen continent, with problematic political cultures, that pose a threat to American liberty. This has led to a long-running desire to remain aloof from, and untainted by, problems on the other side of the Atlantic. At the same time, however, Americans have long been influenced by a powerful tendency to seek to uplift the rest of the world, with Europe often representing the most tempting target. This impulse has been encouraged by the many factors that link Americans to Europe. A variety of approaches ? intellectual, cultural, diplomatic, military and economic ? are utilized in order to appreciate the full complexity of this dichotomy.

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.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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