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Ideas of Europe - EUST3007

Year - 2020

What is Europe? A geographical region? A political project? Where does it begin and end? What are its characteristics? These questions have occupied thinkers within and beyond Europe for millennia. The answers they have found shape our ideas of Europe today. This unit introduces students to ideas of Europe from antiquity to the present day. Reading texts by figures from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, Napoleon Bonaparte, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Winston Churchill, it provides an overview of European history of ideas by examining the history of the European idea itself.

Classes
1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment
1x500wd textual commentary plan (10%), 1x2000wd textual commentary (30%), 1x500wd essay plan (10%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)

Additional information
Core text: Alex Drace-Francis, European Identity: A Historical Reader (London: Macmillan, 2013)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in the European Studies major

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: European Studies
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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