The fate of the European Union hangs in the balance. But the crisis is about more than economics. Do Europeans feel ""European""? Or is Europe just a collection of states with a history of close interactions and devastating wars? Will Europe overcome its dilemmas? How are contemporary social theorists responding to the political, social and cultural questions raised by the crisis? We probe these issues in order to deepen our understanding of Europe in the context of contemporary social theory.
Weeks 1-6, 11-13: 1x2hr lecture-seminar. Weeks 7-10: 1x30-minute research supervision meetings.
1x250wd Research Proposal (5%), 1x250wd Annotated Bibliography (5%), 1x500wd Presentation (20%), 1x5000wd Research Essay (70%)
12 Senior credit points of units in European Studies