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GOVT2444: Europe in World Affairs

While the centre of world's geopolitical gravity is shifting away from the European continent, the political, security, economic and cultural developments on the Old Continent reverberate well beyond its boundaries. This unit will assess the international significance of European (dis)integration, the impact of global developments on Europe, and the changing role of Europe in the new world order. After examining the key institutions and processes that surround the EU's international relations, the unit will focus on the most pressing policy areas such as security, trade, climate change, and relations with major and emerging powers.

Code GOVT2444
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the key issues in contemporary EU foreign policy.
  • LO2. Demonstrate ability to think analytically and strategically by utilising relevant theoretical tools and frameworks.
  • LO3. Demonstrate confidence in research and ability to discern relevant and credible sources of information.
  • LO4. Develop advanced oral and written communication skills that conform to the professional standard in the field.
  • LO5. Demonstrate ability to work to a deadline and produce research outputs different from the standard academic assignments.

Unit outlines

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