Political Science | Model European Union
Y351 | 9829 | Clark

This course has two objectives. First, we will learn about the
European Union, its history, institutions, actors, decision-making
process and some of its important issue areas. We will also study
theories of integration that drive the European project. Second, we
will then apply our knowledge in simulations of the decision-making
processes within the EU. We will assume the roles of member state
representatives, EU elected officials and bureaucrats, private
interests and various other relevant actors. These simulations will
prepare us to take part in the Midwest Model of the European Union at
the Indiana University Purdue University campus in late April. Over
ten Model EU delegations, from colleges and universities across the
Midwest, will participate in this conference. Participants will
engage in plenary debates, conduct informal negotiations and exchange
ideas over formal and semi-formal lunches and dinners. This
conference offers an interactive opportunity to apply our studies,
develop a better understanding of the EU and have fun.