Collège universitaire / Undergraduate Program / Enseignements / Teachings
then turns to European policies : did the European Union manage to achieve the single European market and to make the EU the most competitive and cohesive economy in the world ? What are the achievements and challenges in European environmental policy and of the economic and monetary union ? Is the European immigration Policy able to tackle the immigration crisis ? What about the protection of human rights ? What are the strengths and ﬂaws of the EU's external action, as regards the trade, development, defense policies, which will be affected by the election of Donald Trump ? Required reading : to be deﬁned.
- 20% - End of term multiple choice quiz. In general, students will be assessed for their participation in class, the quality of their individual research, the soundness of their analysis, the pertinence of arguments, their capacity to ﬁnd and use reference materials and to transform information into knowledge, as well as for adopting a critical approach and publicly presenting their ideas in a clear and structured manner. Further explanations and advice will be given during the ﬁrst session. Course Description : The objective of the class is to provide students with a critical understanding of the major issues currently faced by European countries, and more speciﬁcally at the supranational European Union level. We will analyse the facts to understand the major causes, potential consequences and think of possible solutions to address challenges existing in the euro area, created by the unprecedented migrant ﬂows to Europe, and in the ﬁght against climate change. We will also have a close look at the dynamics of decision-making at the EU level through a simulation of Member State negotiations in the Council of the EU. Before concluding this elective course, we will look at the rise of Euroscepticism and the issue of democratic deﬁcit in the European Union. By the end of term students are expected to have acquired a critical approach and a solid understanding of the major issues and debates on the topics covered during the class. No prior knowledge of the European Union is required. To give all students an equal understanding of the basic functioning of EU institutions, the 2nd session will be dedicated to explaining the fundamentals of the institutional functioning and decision-making at the EU level. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND ITS CHALLENGES : THE EURO, MIGRATION AND POPULISM
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Christophe DE SAHB (Ingénieur Commercial, EI-TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE), Jevgenij RESETNIKOV (Analyste, Russell Reynolds Associates). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : During the term each student is expected to actively participate in class discussions, prepare one presentation, submit a written essay, effectively contribute to the negotiations simulation, prepare a brief oral presentation of the preceding week's European news and succeed in the end of term quiz. Before each seminar, all students must have read the reading(s) assigned for each session. These readings will be made available online. Fluency in English is not a criterion of evaluation. The ﬁnal grade, from 0 to 20, will be composed as follows : - 40% - Presentation on the assigned research topic (20%) and the follow-up written essay (20%), - 10% - Overall participation in class discussions, - 20% - Participation and performance in the mock EU negotiation sessions, - 10% - Analytical European news review,
EUROPEAN TRADE POLICY: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Charlotte DAMMANE (Administratrice, Sénat). Prerequisite : None 257