Concepts of Europe

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Concepts of Europe

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, European Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Charting the multiple origins and genealogies of the idea of Europe, its fluctuating character and boundaries, the course focuses on key periods, events, and developments that have informed the notion of Europe. It looks at precursors and models for the idea of a unified Europe such as the Holy Roman Empire; at pan-European conflicts like the Thirty-Year War; at scientific innovations and political upheavals, from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, but also at Europe?s relationship to its presumed ?others,? whether within or outside of its borders. The legacy of Europe is thus assessed in terms of its ideals and ideologies, both past and current, and in terms of the realities of strife and crisis that have marked its history.

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.


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