Political Science | Politics of the European Union
Y350 | 3695 | Furniss
Europe immediately after World War II was memorably described by Winston
Churchill as a "carnal house, a breeding place for pestilence and war."
Today, (Western) Europe is prosperous, politically stable, and at peace. Our
general aim in this course is to provide an introduction to the European
Union, a unique political entity that emerged and has developed coincident
with Europe's resurgence. We have two related goals. The first is to try to
understand the connections between the development of the European Union and
Europe's prosperity and political stability. The second is to examine how
Europe has remained relatively at peace and to assess prospects for the
future as the European Union expands to include countries in Central Europe.
Assignments will include a short answer examination toward the end
of the semester, plus a number of short papers and group reports. There will
be no final examination. I would be pleased to discuss any aspect of the
course. MY office number is 5-9100, email email@example.com.