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Europe Today, Lecture Class | Autumn 2016

European Flags

June 14, 2016

JSIS A 301Autumn 2016
Lectures TTH 1:30-2:50, Smith 211 | Quiz Section F (varies)

What will become of European integration? Europe is recovering from the financial crisis of 2008 while dealing with the ongoing refugee crisis. The UK might have left the EU by the time this class starts, and Central and Eastern European countries are increasingly skeptical about the EU project. Greece is still near bankruptcy. Right wing populist parties want to renationalize the continent.

– Post-World War II  and the EU’s path to integration
– 1989: the end of East/West conflict?
– Germany’s role in Europe
– The Nordic countries: reluctant Europeans?
– The Brexit Referendum in the UK
– The Euro–or back to national currencies?
– The refugee crisis
– Islam in Europe
– Turkey and the EU

Prof. Sabine Lang
Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
Adjunct Assoc. Professor in Political Science and GWSS

Requirements include

  • Regular attendance
  • Geography quiz
  • In-class midterm
  • Take home exam during final week of classes