General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Introduction to European studies 2
Language advanced English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Janusz Ka┼║mierczak
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 000


Module aim (aims)

- to discuss the development of the idea of Europe after World War II, especially in the context of European integration,
- to develope knowledge of the history and theory of European Integration,
- to aquaint students with the functioning of the institusions of the EU.

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: World War II and its consequences for Europe
Week 3: Early post-war forms of European cooperation
Week 4: The European Communities: beginning of the integration process
Week 5: Integration before Maastricht
Week 6: The Maastricht Treaty: The European Union
Week 7: Theory of European integration
Week 8: Treaty developments beyond the Maastricht Treaty
Week 9: Treaty developments beyond the Maastricht Treaty (p. 2)
Week 10: The Lisbon Treaty
Week 11: Institutions and policies of the EU
Week 12: Institutions and policies of the EU (p. 2)
Week 13: Institutions and policies of the EU (p. 3)
Week 14: Poland's path to membership and current role in the EU
Week 15: Present- day challenges to the integraation process

Reading list

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.
Olsen, Jonathan and John McCormick. 2017. The European Union: Politics and policies. (6th edition) Boulder: Westview Press.