West European Studies | Politics of the EU (3 CR)
W405 | 4444 | Prof. N. Furniss

1:00-2:15p  TR  WH 004
Above Section Meets with POLYS Y350 and WEUR W605
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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
Each class member will take two short answer examinations and will
participate in a group project. There will be a choice of project
topics. There will be no final examination. I would be pleased to
discuss any aspect of the course. My office number is 5-9100, email