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The New Europe: A Political History HIR300


unit focuses on late-
/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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Coordinator Doctor Matthew (Matt) Killingsworth
Available as student elective? Yes


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Learning Outcomes

  • Engage with core concepts and theories of international relations and politics in written and oral form.
  • Critically analyse major debates in discipline.
  • Apply conceptual knowledge to practical cases.
  • Develop ability to argue and critically reason.
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(HIR101 - Introduction to International Relations OR HPP101 - Introduction to Politics and Policy OR HTA101 - History 1A: Making Modern Europe OR HTA102 - History 1B: Making the Modern World)


AssessmentExamination - take home (40%)|Literature review (20%)|Essay (40%)
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