Trans-Atlantic Studies Program

Spring Semester

Europe in an International World – Trade, Security, Crime

Students on this module pay their regular UW tuition for 1.5 quarters and receive 20-25 UW credits for their work. 

Choose from the Following Courses:

Organised Crime in Europe: Threats and Challenges

The unit aims to identify the main theoretical concepts adopted to analyse organised crime; study the ways in which these issues constitute a challenge to the idea of the nation-state and democracy; and explore the extent to which these topics represent new and non-traditional security threats.

International Security: The Contemporary Agenda

This unit aims to identify and analyse the main currents in the academic and policy debate on the contemporary international security agenda, and explore the nature of contemporary international security by analyzing specific policy issues in regions such as Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia and Africa.

Britain and Europe

This unit explores Britain’s difficult relationship with the European Community/European Union and the extent to which it can be regarded as exceptional in its position on European integration

Theories of Conflict and Conflict-Resolution

This unit introduces students to contemporary peace studies, and familiarizes students with the theory and practice of conflict-resolution and mediation theories in international and domestic settings.

Economic Foreign Policy

This unit familiarizes students with international trade theory, international institutions and their effects on domestic politics and markets and their significance in creating global governance rules. The unit pays particular attention to the trade policies of the European Union, United States and China and their effects on third parties, and explores contemporary developments in trade agreements and negotiations.

International Organisations and the World Order

This unit familiarizes students with regime theory, and with the functional institutional set-up of international organisations, and their significance as international actors and as venues where international relations are played out.