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The course aims to give an overview of European issues and current debates. It provides a deeper insight into how European issues affect our lives and why this matters. It addresses current issues of concern such as Brexit, migration, Coronavirus, family and work in comparative perspective. In doing so it blends together sociological and social policy approaches.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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The course covers a wide range of topics from a European perspectives. Topics such as Brexit, Coronavirus, the new nationalism, national and European identities, cosmopolitanism, migration, xenophobia and racism, citizenship, family and demography, welfare systems, European employment regimes and policies and European culture and values. These topics build on each other to offer a comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach to European issues. Spread over the first semester, there are two recorded lectures with quizzes each week and tutorials of not more than 10 students to ensure individual attention. The tutorials are spread through the day so that they can be joined online from different parts of the world if required. Assessment is based upon 5 short essays delivered through the course, one longer essay at the end and presentations in the tutorial groups. The course is quite demanding in terms of time and assessments so students should be prepared to work hard on a weekly basis.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
5 short essays - 15% each
Course Essay - 25%
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Develop an understanding of the current theories and ideas related to literature and debates around European Societies.|
|Factual||Analyse||Develop an ability to critically assess trends and issues arising at a European level.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Develop an ability to evaluate current issues and debates around Europe in academic and popular literature.|
|Factual||Create||Create powerpoint presentation and present it to the group. Demonstrate an ability to process, summarise and present information.|