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2016 - 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 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 August 15th and ends December 3rd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Augusta University



EU Science and Technology Policy (EURO 4330)

This course examines EU science and technology policy compared to that of the United States. the course examines how governments can encourage scientific and technological innovation and whether government can (or should) try to limit or control technological innovation. 

Course begins August 15th and ends December 3rd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Daniel Baracskay, Valdosta State University



US-EU Relations (EURO 4760)

This course examines US-EU relations. It begins with a brief review of US-EU relations since 1945, to provide historical background and context. It then compares the US and EU as foreign policy actors and the institutionalized structure of US-EU relations, as well as current domestic political developments in the US and Europe, to provide the institutional and domestic political context of US-EU relations. This is followed by an examination of major current issues affecting transatlantic relations, including the Ukraine crisis and relations with a more assertive Russia, political instability and turmoil in the Arab and Islamic worlds, relations with China, the intensification of transatlantic economic ties, and dealing with climate change and problems of global governance. With respect to each issue, the course examines the extent of  US-EU cooperation and the impact of the issue on general transatlantic relations.

Course begins August 15th and ends December 3rd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Baun, Valdosta State University


 

2017 - 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 9th and ends April 27th.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Social Policy (EURO 4530)   

This course examines social policy and current social policy issues and arrangements in Europe and the EU.

Course begins January 9th and ends April 27th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Georgia Regents University                                                                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                        EU and Latin America (EURO 4830)

This course examines relations between the EU and latin America. It is the Capstone course for the EU Studies certificate program.

Course begins January 9th and ends April 27th.

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


 

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 explores the challenges 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 purse 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 Instructor: Dr. Jose Da Cruz, Armstrong State University

Course begins May 30th and ends July 24th.