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EUST1001: European Identity in the 21st Century

The European Union is the world's most progressive supranational power. In this unit we discuss contemporary Europe, focusing on the regions and ethno-national identities. We look at the EU and the socio-cultural and political forces both holding it together and pulling it apart. We study contemporary materials including films and novels in order to enter into the realities of life in Europe now. No language other than English is required.

Code EUST1001
Academic unit European Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the physical environments, demographics, socio-political and cultural identities, and the supra- and sub-national regional identities of contemporary Europe, and of the structures and institutions of the European Union
  • LO2. summarise, compare and contrast research findings relating to aspects of contemporary Europe and the European Union in clear, accurate writing
  • LO3. differentiate among and respond constructively to scholarly hypotheses regarding social and political aspects of contemporary Europe and the European Union
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of the main theoretical approaches to contemporary Europe and the European Union, along with their disciplinary and methodological bases
  • LO5. demonstrate the ability to make informed and articulate contributions to collaborative discussion of issues relating to contemporary Europe and the European Union.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.