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The Economic Geography of Europe, 7.5 credits
The course has a regional profile that aims to provide fundamental knowledge and understanding to critically assess and analyse the role of Europe and the EU as an actor in international affairs. The course provides students with an ideal opportunity to carry out compressed research on different political, economic, and legal issues connected to the EU. In doing so, the student is exposed to a Work Integrated Learning scenario where she/he must conduct different analytical tasks within a short time frame. The latter is imperative for “real world” practices where analysts habitually face time constraints and institutional pressure when carrying out research-related tasks.
The goals for this course are divided into three interrelated sections. The overall goals illustrate what is to be achieved during the entire study period. Moreover, two sections with subject-specific goals are spelled out below.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Show knowledge and understanding concerning the main characteristics of the European political, economic, and legal landscape.
- Display knowledge and critical awareness concerning the institutional-, structural- and value systems regarding the European political, economic and legal arena.
- Show knowledge and critical awareness of the EU’s political, economic and legal role in the international arena.
Skills and application:
- Show the capacity to collect, organise and compare relevant information to analyse different political, economic, and legal issues.
- Show a capability to apply theoretical concepts in analyses of real-world situations in time and space.
- Have understanding and awareness concerning different conceptual perspectives to analyse presented empirical data.
- Have the capability to work in different socio-cultural contexts.
General entry requirements
You also need: Mathematics 2a or Mathematics 2b or Mathematics 2c, Social Studies 1b or Social Studies 1a1 +1a2
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17 April 2023