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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 21, 2024
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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PS 1330 - EUROPEAN UNION SEMINAR


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Since the end of the cold war, the European Union (EU) has forged ahead its international role to become a leading global authority in the world. The diversity of EU external policies attest to the concerted efforts Europeans have made towards `exporting’ their values and norms in the world. Taking a close look into contemporary EU foreign policy, this course is divided in three sections. First, students are introduced to the EU external policies. We consider the competences of the EU in specific policy areas and discuss the role of the EU as a norm setter. Second, we analyze contemporary EU foreign and security issues, especially recently-formed EU `battlegroups’ and specific case-studies of EU peacekeeping missions undertaken since 2003. Finally, the focus shifts onto the EU’s civilian capacities, in particular development assistance and election monitoring. The objective of the course is to give students a broad understanding of the complexity of the role of the EU in the global arena.
Academic Career: UGRD
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: PS 1317  


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