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2014 - Fall



Introduction to the European Union

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 September 2nd and ends December 2nd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Georgia Regents University



EU Science and Technology Policy

This course examines science and technology policy, with particular attention to the European Union. It examines historical, political, and legal trends in science and technology policy, and how this is coordinated across the EU member states. It also examines future challenges and trends in EU science and technology.

Course begins September 2nd and ends December 2nd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Daniel Baracskay, Valdosta State University



US-EU Relations

This course examines relations between the United States and the European Union. The relationship between these two large and powerful entities is among the most important in the world. This course explores the history of this relationship in the post-WWII period, with a focus on the changes in the relationship over time. The course examines how the relative power of the two partners has affected the relationship. It also explores economic, political, and security issue areas and how each of these has impacted the others.

Course begins September 2nd and ends December 2nd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Greg Dixon, University of West Georgia


 

2015 - 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 12th and ends May 6th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Richard Reiman, South Georgia College



European Social Policy (EURO 4530)   

This course examines social policy and current social policy issues and arrangements in Europe and the EU. It describes the context of policy making in the social policy field, EU social welfare models, and specific policies from education and training to family leave and elder care.

Course begins January 12th and ends May 6th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Georgia Regents University



Comparative Public Administration in the EU (EURO 4830)

This is the capstone course for the EU Studies Certificate Program. The course provides a comparative examination of the administrative and bureaucratic systems of EU member states. Focus is placed on the antecedents that have led to different administrative traditions and the corresponding effects on public service provisions. Emphasis is placed on management cultures and approaches to the public service.

Course begins January 12th and ends May 6th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Luke Fowler, Valdosta State University


 

2015 - 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 June 1st and ends July 27th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Brian Smith, Georgia Southwestern State 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 June 1st and ends July 27th.

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



EU Law and Legal Systems (EURO 4130)

This course focuses on the legal institutions that constitute the European Union and the legal processes of those institutions. It also examines the body of European law, both static and dynamic, which is influential in the legal process. This law includes the treaties that provide the legal basis of the EU; the body of statutory law enacted by the Parliament, the Council, and the Commission; the judicial decisions adjudicated by the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance; and finally, the administrative rulings issued by the Ombudsman.

Course Instructor: Dr. Daniel Baracskay, Valdosta State University

Course begins June 1st and ends July 27th.