Tübingen, Germany

Divided in Diversity - The European Union still in Crisis?

online course
when 29 November 2021 - 23 December 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 175

In the aftermath of the Second World War, for the first time in European history, former enemies created a political union in order to coordinate their economic and political activities. Over the past decades, this unique cooperation of sovereign nation states gradually led to the emergence of a supranational political system: the European Union (EU).But the past years have seen the EU facing more and more criticism from various sides and a plethora of challenges threaten the European community and what held it together for a long time.The Online Fall School will deal with the historical, cultural and political framework of European Integration, and cover the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, immigration, political fragmentation and radicalization, the EU's democratic deficit and foreign policy challenges.Furthermore, class sessions will introduce participants to the history and trajectory of human rights in Europe and the crucial question of collective (national) identity and how it is shaped by current developments in Europe, at its borders and beyond.

Course leader

The academic program is conducted by Jan Battke (Tübingen University) and Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes and Dr. Philipp Kneis (both Oregon State University).

Target group

Undergraduate students of humanities, social sciences, law and economics.

Course aim

By familiarizing themselves with how the EU works today and the recent challenges it faces, at the end of the course students will have solid knowledge about the process, potential benefits and pitfalls of regional integration which they can not only applyto Europe alone, but to other world regions as well. They will be able to identify and understand the dynamics of transnational policy-making and how the coordination of economic and political endeavors among nation states generally impacts the lives of citizens in many countries.

Fee info

EUR 175: The program fee must be paid until November 9, 2021 (23:59 German Time). Please note that no refund is possible.

The program fee includes all courses as well as the distribution of the certificate and the transcript. There will be no additional costs.