Level of study First Year
Credit value 20
Semester 1 and 2
Pre-requisite modules Where students take this course as a 10 credit unit they will be expected to undertake self directed study of the material not covered from the readin
The module is divided into five parts. Part 1 introduces Europe and European integration. Part 2 looks at the historical context for western European integration. Part 3 introduces postwar developments in East Central and Eastern Europe under Communism, again developing knowledge of particular states as well as the system as a whole. Part 4 focuses on the historical development of the EC into the EU, bringing this evolution up to date and includes more detailed consideration of the British case and integration theory. Part 5 examines developments in Central and Eastern Europe from the collapse of the communist regimes to EU accession, placing the 2004 enlargement in comparative perspective. The module concludes by assessing the future and limits of EU enlargement.
Teaching and learning methods
These courses are taught by a combination of lectures, classes and directed reading.
This module is available as:
Autumn term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Spring term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Whole Year 20 credit unit – 1000 word book review (10%), 2,000 summative essay (20%) and 3 hour examination (70%)