General information

Module title Introduction to European studies 1
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Janusz Kaźmierczak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 15-ITES-AMU-PIE-12


Module aim (aims)

- to discuss the development of the idea of Europe from antiquity until World War II
- to develope knowledge of socio-political and cultural context in which the idea of Europe functioned until World War II

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

- very good (near native) knowledge of English


Week 1 Introduction to the course.
Week 2 European culture in its gographical context.
Week 3 Europe from antiquity to the Renaissance.
Week 4 Europe from antiquity to the Renaissance (p. 2).
Week 5 Europe from antiquity to the Renaissance (p. 3).
Week 6 Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
Week 7 Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (p. 2): concepts of culture and civilization
Week 8 Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (p. 3): the aftermath of the French Revolution.
Week 9 Europe 1848-1914.
Week 10 Europe 1848-1914: before the Great War.
Week 11 World War I and its aftermath: the idea of Europe 1914-1945.
Week 12 The idea of Europe 1914-1945 (p. 2).
Week 13 The idea of Europe 1914-1945 (p. 3).
Week 14 The idea of Europe and European art
Week 15 Final test

Reading list

Davies, Norman. 1996. Europe: A history. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Dinan, Desmond. 2010. Ever-closer Union: An introduction to European integration. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers.Duroselle, Jean-Baptiste. 2002. Europe: A history of its peoples. London: Viking Press.Europa: Gateway to the European Union. (óralski, Witold M. and Szymon Kardaś (eds.). 2008. The European Union: Origins – structure – acquis. Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer Polska.Rietbergen, Peter. 1998. Europe: A cultural history. London: Routledge.Wandycz, Piotr. 2001. The price of freedom: A history of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. London: Routledge.