S2 Day lectures are on Thursdays at 11:00 to 12:30 starting on 2 March. A seminar will follow from 12:30 to 14:00.
The schedule listed below indicates Thursday dates for Semester 1, 2017
There is a quite a lot of reading for Week 1. This is because it is relevant for most of the unit. Some can be read later but please read at least some BEFORE THE WEEK ONE SEMINAR
Week One – 1 March: What is Europe? What is the European Union?
Week Two – 8 March: European Union Enlargement
Week Three – 15 March: Foreign Policy, Security, Defence
Debate #1: Is the EU a military power/will it become one/does it need to be?
Week Four – 22 March: Economy and Crisis
Debate #2: Will the Euro survive; can the EU survive without the Euro?
Week Five – 29 March: Europe’s Refugee/Migrant Crisis
Week Six – 5 April: Normative Power Europe?
Debate #3: Is the EU a ‘normative power’? How far does its normative agenda extend?
External Students Essay #1 due 12 April
Week Seven - 12 April: Energy and Environmental Challenges
MID-SEMESTER BREAK: 14th to 29th April
Week Eight – 3 May: Transatlantic relations: The EU and the USA
Week Nine – 10 May: The EU and the Post-Soviet space
Week Ten – 17 May: The EU and Turkey
Week Eleven – 24 May: The EU and other actors: Africa, the Middle East, China
Week Twelve - 31 May: no lecture or seminar – more time to finish and submit essays
RESEARCH ESSAY DUE: 4 June, 12:00 noon
Date is as late as possible - no extensions are necessary
Exam – in the exam period (precise date and time to be announced)