Politics

Political Change: the Evolution of Post War European Integration

Module code: M1049
Level 6
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Essay

This module explores in depth the historical development of the European Union. In doing so, it provides an opportunity to review the various debates which have emerged within the social sciences and history about the dynamics of integration, the motivations of policy-makers and the influence of different actors. Drawing upon a range of concepts and approaches from those disciplines, the module focuses on a series of milestones, turning points and crises in the evolution of the EU.

Module learning outcomes

  • Ability to design and produce a substantial work of analysis and argument, presented in accordance with professional scholarly standards
  • Ability to access primary and secondary materials through the use of extensive IT skills
  • Ability to closely read, analyse and use texts and data.
  • Ability to appreciate the dynamics of European integration in a historical context
  • Ability to apply theories and concepts from political science to historical case studies of the European Union