European Studies

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

European Studies

Honours

Honours in European Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours Thesis Units

Honours seminar units of study

EUST4113 Theories and Methods in European Studies

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 1500wd commentary on key theories (25%), 1x 1500wd seminar presentation (25%), 1x 3000wd research essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this unit, students will learn to think about the nature of research, and especially research in European Studies, and learn techniques for preparing their Honours thesis. In order to realise this objective, we will survey the major research questions, directions, approaches and assumptions about 'Europe' that have developed in the humanities and social sciences since the end of World War II. This material will include, but not be limited to, the specific field of European integration studies.
EUST4114 Europe in the Global Age

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x1000wd proposal and literature review (10%), 1x1000wd presentation (20%), 1x3000wd essay (50%), 1x1000wd discussion boards and participation (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Changes to the global order represent new challenges to Europe and the EU. Europe in the Global Age explores current views of the state of Europe as a supra-national bloc in the global environment. Emphasis is placed on the development of theoretical and analytical frameworks and perspectives in a learning environment of individual research projects and group discussions.
EUST4115 European Identities for a New Century

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar / week Prerequisites: A major in European Studies or in French Studies or German Studies or Italian Studies or Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies or Spanish & Latin American Studies or Jewish and Hebrew Studies or Arabic Studies or International and Comparative Literature Studies. Assessment: 1x10mins presentation 1 (15%), 1x15mins presentation 2 (25%), 1x1000wd literature review (15%), 1x2500wd research sssay (45%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
European modernity continues to generate new identities and new ways of viewing the world. Increasingly at odds with its traditional post-war trans-Atlantic partner, the USA, and no longer completely defined by nation-state structures, the European Union is aiming to move into a post-national future. But this move towards a progressive post-national civil society is experiencing powerful repercussions. Will Europe succeed in redefining itself? Writers, film-makers, and creative artists are deeply involved in the project of European critical self-representation. In this unit we explore recent expressions of European identity in socio-historical and cultural context.

Honours thesis units of study

EUST4111 European Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in European Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Program of European Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
EUST4112 European Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in European Studies. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Program of European Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.