The EU in the World

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The EU in the World

  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

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


    This course is intended to develop and deepen the historical, theoretical and conceptual knowledge on the origins, external relations, and political process of the EU. Some of the key concepts explored in this unit include Europeanization, Transatlantic relations, supranationalism, intergovernmentalosm, sovereignty, integration, economic interdependence, International Relations Program Winter 20 International Relations Program- IBEI/UPF 2019-2020 2 globalization, international security, geopolitics, global governance and cooperation. The students attending this course will have to consult multiple sources on current affairs and international relations in general. Also, it is expected that the students have a basic knowledge of how to conduct successful internet sources, and how to use word processing computer programs.



    At the end of the course, the students should have the ability to:

    • Define some of the main analytical concepts of international relations in the European Union context.
    • Comprehend primary documents and understand their international political implications.
    • Combine and synthesize different information sources on Europe’s international relations.
    • Present and defend, in an informed way, their positions and analyses on current international affairs, specifically those related to the role of the EU in the world. They will also be able to describe and explain the development of the main tendencies of Europe’s international relations, from the beginning of the Second Cold War to the present.
    • Understand the process or European political integration in the context of the division of Europe in two blocks during the Cold War, and in the first decades of the 21st Century.
    • Analyze problems and developments of the current political scenario in Europe in a more globalized and interconnected world.

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