European Union: From Idea to Institutions

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Union: From Idea to Institutions

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    European Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    7.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    Part one of the module aims to provide an historical account of the process of European integration. Particular attention will be paid to the debates on European integration during the post second world war period examining the circumstances under which the EEC emerged and the forces that prompted its continued evolution into the European Union. Part two examines the institutional anatomy of the European Union. Students will be presented with a description and analysis of the main EU institutions, how they relate to one another and to other relevant interests.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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