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2018 - 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 13th and ends December 4th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Augusta University (section 01U), and Dr. Chris Lawrence, Middle Georgia State University (section 02U)



EU Science and Technology Policy (EURO 4330 01U)

This course examines EU science and technology policy in comparison to that of the United States. Technology, including the advancement of eGovernment, expansion of Internet usage, and integration of modern computer software and devices have become important components of modern work organizations and cultures. The course examines how governments are not only institutions of technological growth themselves, but also encourage scientific and technological innovation in other sectors. It also considers whether government can (or should) try to limit or control technological innovation. Historical contexts as well as current trends will be examined, with specific emphasis on policy outcomes. 

Course begins August 13th and ends December 4th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Dan Baracskay, Valdosta State University



US-EU Relations (EURO 4760 01U)

This course examines the current crisis in transatlantic relations and the vital importance of the US-EU relationship for both the US and Europe and the global order. Among the topics it examines are: the history of  transatlantic relations since 1945; the threat to transatlantic relations posed by nationalist-populism and illiberalism in the United States and Europe; economic and security relations; transatlantic relations and global order, including the issues of Iran, China's rise, and climate change; and the future of transatlantic relations.

Course begins August 13th and ends December 4th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Michael Baun, Valdosta State University


 

2019 - Spring



Introduction to the European Union (EURO 3234 01U)

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 January 14th and ends May 2nd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Rick Reiman, South Georgia State College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

EU and Latin America (EURO 4830 01U)   

This course surveys the scope and dimensions of Latin American foreign policy towards the European Union. Its objective is to provide students with a substantive grounding in the history, theoretical approaches, and central issues in Latin American foreign policy towards the European Union. The EU and Latin America have enjoyed a Strategic Partnership since the first bi-regional Summit in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1999. They are natural allies linked by strong historical, cultural, and economic ties. They cooperate closely at the international level and maintain an intensive political dialogue at all levels - regional, sub-regional (Central America, Andean Community, and Mercosur), and also increasingly at the bilateral level. This is the Capstone course for the EU Studies certificate program.

Course begins January 14th ends May 2nd.

Course Instructor: Dr. Jose da Cruz, Georgia Southern University                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                        Brexit and the Future of the EU (EURO 4830 02U)

The referendum held in June 2016 in the United Kingdom, which produced a narrow majority in favor of Britain leaving the European Union, has had a dramatic impact not just within Europe, but across the globe. Although much of the discussion surrounding “Brexit” has been on its impact on the United Kingdom, it will also have substantial effects on the politics and economy of the remaining members of the European Union (known as the “EU27”) as well. This course will examine the impact of Brexit on both the UK and the EU27, including the European institutions themselves, and consider the future prospects for the EU and its relations with both Britain and third countries in the transition period and beyond. This is the Capstone course for the EU Studies certificate program.

Course begins January 14th and ends May 2nd.

Course Instructors: Dr. Chris Lawrence, Middle Georgia State University


 

2019 - Summer



Introduction to the European Union (EURO 3234 01U)

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 28th and ends July 24th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Javan Frazier , Middle Georgia State University



Federalism and Multilevel Governance in the EU (EURO 4160 01U)

A comparison of multilevel governance and policy making in the European Union with that of the United States and other federal systems.

Course begins May 28th and ends July 24th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Mikhail Besnozov, University of West Georgia