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INT'L SERVICE STUDY ABROAD

SISA-383 Topics Global/Comp Gov-Europe Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance: Europe (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics focus on Europe and address issues of international law, comparative governing institutions, and leading global organizations. Taught at an international university or AU study center abroad. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Grading: A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-280.

SISA-383-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Government and Politics of EU
Government and Politics of EU (3) Offered as part of the AU Abroad program in Brussels, Belgium, this course is an in-depth study of the governance, politics, and evolution of the European Union (EU). It studies the EU's institutions, and the dynamics of its internal and external policy-making processes. In this course, students learn about the structure and powers of all of the EU institutions, how these institutions interact with each other and with the member states, and the dynamics of the EU's legislative and policy processes. Students also examine the process of accession for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, discuss the EU's emerging Common Foreign and Security Policy, and consider what the evolution of the EU means for the rest of the world. Meets with GOVT-333 001.
SISA-383-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Pol/Econ of European Defense
Politics and Economics of European Defense (3) This course, offered as a part of the AU Abroad program in Brussels, Belgium, is an in-depth study of the European Union's Security and Defense Policy. Students examine the political and economic dynamics that are driving the policy's development, discuss the interaction between these economic and political dynamics, and evaluate the EU's comprehensive approach of combining and political, economic, and defense capabilities in undertaking missions. Finally, students review the security-development nexus and the EU's strategy toward security in the developing world in general, and particularly toward Africa. The course is divided into three parts. In the first part, students study the economics of defense and the economic constraints on the EU's defense ambitions. In the second part, students study the EU's security structures and the development of its defense and security capabilities in all dimensions. In the third part, the course examines the EU's Security Strategy and examines how the EU deploys its economic, political, and military capabilities in concrete operations.
SISA-383-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Mediterranean Politics
Mediterranean Politics (3) Offered as part of the AU Abroad Madrid and the Mediterranean program, this course reviews the Mediterranean region's role in European politics through patterns of conflict and resolution. It covers politics of the Arab world and bilateral relations between countries, with a focus on conflicts in Israel, Turkey, Cyprus, and the Balkans. The course examines the strategic importance of the Maghreb, which combined with southern Europe plays an important role in the decision-making process of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and the United States. The course also addresses strategic interests, security concerns, defense policies, migration pressure, and risks of nuclear and missile proliferation.
SISA-383-001
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Government and Politics of EU
Government and Politics of EU (3) Offered as part of the AU Abroad program in Brussels, Belgium, this course is an in-depth study of the governance, politics, and evolution of the European Union (EU). It studies the EU's institutions, and the dynamics of its internal and external policy-making processes. In this course, students learn about the structure and powers of all of the EU institutions, how these institutions interact with each other and with the member states, and the dynamics of the EU's legislative and policy processes. Students also examine the process of accession for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, discuss the EU's emerging Common Foreign and Security Policy, and consider what the evolution of the EU means for the rest of the world. Meets with GOVT-333 001.
SISA-383-002
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: Pol & Econ of European Defense
Politics and Economics of European Defense (3) This course, offered as a part of the AU Abroad program in Brussels, Belgium, is an in-depth study of the European Union's Security and Defense Policy. Students examine the political and economic dynamics that are driving the policy's development, discuss the interaction between these economic and political dynamics, and evaluate the EU's comprehensive approach of combining and political, economic, and defense capabilities in undertaking missions. Finally, students review the security-development nexus and the EU's strategy toward security in the developing world in general, and particularly toward Africa. The course is divided into three parts. In the first part, students study the economics of defense and the economic constraints on the EU's defense ambitions. In the second part, students study the EU's security structures and the development of its defense and security capabilities in all dimensions. In the third part, the course examines the EU's Security Strategy and examines how the EU deploys its economic, political, and military capabilities in concrete operations.
SISA-383-003
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Undergraduate
Section Title: International Relations in EU
International Relations in the European Union (3) The European Union has been a successful integration process in the international scene. Yet it is very difficult to classify the outcome of this integration, which despite its scope and influence remains far away from the ordinary citizen. Is it an economic giant but a political dwarf? This course introduces the key features for understanding why there is such a project, how it works, its nature and the main debates revolving around its present and its future. Offered as part of the AU Abroad program in Madrid, Spain.