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The New Europe: A Political History HIR300


This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this unit will provide students with the necessary tools to comprehend the tensions associated with integration and decision making among unequal partners


Unit name The New Europe: A Political History
Unit code HIR300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Dr Matt Killingsworth

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain core concepts and theories of EU and European politics.
  2. Analyse major debates in EU European politics.
  3. Apply conceptual knowledge to real world examples in EU and European politics.
  4. Communicate coherently in written and/or oral formats drawing upon evidence to support your argument.


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HPP101 OR HIR101 OR HTA101 OR HTA102

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:13 x 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;

Off Campus/Distance: web-based delivery of 13 x 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly


Task 1: Take-home exam (40%)

Task 2: 3 x literature reviews, 500 words each (20%)

Task 3: Essay, 3000 words (40%)

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