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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 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 14th and ends November 29th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Chris Bourdouvalis, Augusta University (section 01U), and 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 and ends November 29th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Chris 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 November 29th.

Course Instructor: 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 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 8th and ends April 20th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Rick Reiman, South Georgia State College (section 01U), and 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. Important topics include the treaties providing the legal basis of the EU; the body of statutory law enacted by the European Parliament, Council of the EU, and European Commission; the judicial decisions adjudicated by the Court of Justice and Court of First Instance; and the administrative rulings issued by the European Ombudsman. 

Course begins January 8th ends April 20th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Dan Baracskay, Valdosta State University                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                        Refugees, Immigrants, and the EU (EURO 4830)

This class will study the law and politics of refugees, asylum, forced migration and migration. While the focus will be on Europe, attention will also be included to the US state of Georgia, where participants will have an opportunity to participate in cases at either at the Atlanta Immigration Courts or the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA (south of Columbus).This is the Capstone course for the EU Studies certificate program.

Course begins January 8th and ends April 20th.

Course Instructors: Dr. Henry Carey, Georgia State University


 

2018 - 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 29th and ends July 20th.

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



EU Environmental Policy (EURO 4430)

This course is a survey of critical issues in EU environmental policy, including key environmental problems, the challenges of making and implementing environmental policy in the EU's multilevel governance system, and future prospects for EU environmental regulation.  

Course begins May 29th and ends July 20th.

Course Instructor: Dr. Fred Gordon, Columbus State University



Doing Business in the EU (EURO 4230)

A study of business protocol in the EU compared to the United States. The course focuses on institutions and rules which impact the business environment for domestic and international firms, and on how political decisions affect the business environment.

Course Instructor: Dr. Dan Baracskay, Valdosta State University

Course begins May 29th and ends July 20th.