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2017 - Summer



Introduction to the European Union (EURO 3234)

This course introduces students to the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union. Originally formed in 1957 by six nations, the EU is currently composed of 28 member states. A commitment to cooperate did not become a priority until after World War II when hesitation about relinquishing certain aspects of national sovereignty was overridden by the war's devastation. The authority of the EU evolved slowly through a series of treaty agreements to encompass a complex network of social, political, and economic responsibilities. In the process, an elaborate structure of institutions developed to manage the EU's expanding range of activities.

Course begins May 30th and ends July 24th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Brian Smith, Georgia Southwestern State University



EU Foreign Policy (EURO 4730)

This course examines the challenge of crafting foreign policy in the context of a regional organization. It examines the institutional and practical challenges facing the European Union as it attempts to pursue a more integrated and coherent common foreign policy in the context of a constantly shifting process of regionalization. The course explores the institutional framework of EU foreign policy as well as the interactions between the EU and its member states' foreign policy institutions. It does this in the context of several key issue areas in which the EU exercises (or attempts to exercise) a common foreign policy. 

Course begins May 30th and ends July 24th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis , Augusta University



Communications and the Media (EURO 4630)

This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of communications policies in the European Union while also examining changes in the EU telecommunications and media sectors. After the conclusion of this course, students should be able to understand how and why communications policies are developed at the level of the European Union, including the roles of the European Commission, Council, and Parliament in the formulation and approval of  EU directives in this area.

Course begins May 30th and ends July 24th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Jose Da Cruz, Armstrong State University


 

2017 - Fall



Introduction to the European Union (EURO 3234)

This course introduces students to the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union. Originally formed in 1957 by six  nations, the EU is currently composed of 28 member states. A commitment to cooperate did not become a priority until after WWII when hesitation about relinquishing certain aspects of national sovereignty was overridden by the war's devastation. The authority of the EU evolved slowly through a series of treaty agreements to encompass a complex network of social, political, and economic responsibilities. In the process, an elaborate structure of institutions developed to manage the EU's expanding range of activities.

Course begins August 14th and ends December 4th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Augusta University (section 01U);  Dr. Dan Baracskay, Valdosta State University (section 02U)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Federalism and Multilevel Governance (EURO 4160)   

This course compares multilevel governance and policy making in the European Union with that of the United States and other federal systems.

Course begins August 14th ends December 4th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Christopher Lawrence, Middle Georgia State University                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                        EU in Comparative Perspective (EURO 4830)

This course compares the European Union with regional organizations and integration efforts in other areas of the world, including Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It is the Capstone course for the EU Studies certificate program.

Course begins August 14th and ends December 4th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Kathleen Barrett, University of West Georgia


 

2018 - Spring



Introduction to the European Union (EURO 3234)

This course introduces students to the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union. Originally formed in 1957 by six nations, the EU is currently composed of 28 member states. A commitment to cooperate did not become a priority until after World War II when hesitation about relinquishing certain aspects of national sovereignty was overridden by the war's devastation. The authority of the EU evolved slowly through a series of treaty agreements to encompass a complex network of social, political, and economic responsibilities. In the process, an elaborate structure of institutions developed to manage the EU's expanding range of activities.

Course begins January 8th and ends April 26th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Rick Reiman, South Georgia State College (section 01U); Dr. Javan Frazier, Middle Georgia State University (section 02U)



EU Law and Legal Systems (EURO 4130)

This course explores the legal institutions and processes of the European Union in the context of international law and in comparison to the United States. 

Course begins January 8th and ends April 26th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Dan Baracskay, Valdosta State University



Refugees, Immigrants, and the EU (EURO 4830)

Course description TBA. It is the Capstone course for the EU Studies certificate program.

Course Instructor: Dr. Henry Carey, Georgia State University

Course begins January 8th and ends April 26th.