Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

POL 340 Uniting Europe: The Political Economy of the European Union(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. The course focuses on the post-1945 movement toward the economic, monetary, and political union of European states. It examines the origins of European integration, the evolution from a six-nation common market in the 1950s to a single European market with a common currency. Analyzes the European Union's distinctive political system - its governing institutions, policy process, party politics, the problems created by expanding membership, persisting tensions between national and European interests - as well as Europe's external relations and role as global actor. Prerequisite: A college-level course in political science, POL 240 is recommended, or permission of the instructor.