Regional Policy, Economic Resources and the European Union''s Commercial Relations
Universidad de Sevilla
Area of Study
International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies, Political Science
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
To provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the
end of the Course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools
available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim
is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focussing
upon their specific individual interests.
What will be aimed for is the assimilation of the syllabus-content on the part of students from
the perspective of Regional Geography. For this reason, subject-matter is set in relation to up-to-date
cartography and to the graphic presentation of statistics. E-mail contact will be a further option.
Students will be expected to hand in exercises via the Faculty FTP Server. The contents of each class
session will be made available to students via presentation files, thereby enabling classes to be prepared
beforehand and commentaries on material to be carried out. Webpage contact should be used as the
main communications tool.
I. EUROPE’S GEOGRAPHICAL-INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
1. Natural Landscapes of Europe.
2. Human Resources and Regional Diversity.
3. The Process of European Construction.
II. EUROPE’S ECONOMIC RESOURCES
4. The Agricultural and Fisheries Sector. The Common Agricultural Policy and the Common
5. Industry and Energy in Europe.
6. Service Sector, Tourism, Transport and Communications.
III. THE EUROPEAN UNION’S REGIONAL POLICY
7. Regional Imbalances within Europe. Regional Development Policies.
8. Supra-State and Trans-national Regions. Territorial Transformations and the Environment.
9. The Eastward-Tending Growth of the European Union. The Main Lines of European
IV. THE EUROPEAN UNION’S COMMERCIAL AND FOREIGN RELATIONS
10. Europe’s Geo-strategic and Commercial Context.
11. Europe’s Geopolitical Stance with regard to the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
12. The European Union’s Cooperation and Foreign Relations Policies.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.