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Department of Cultural Studies
American Studies

The Union at Risk: History and the Future of the European

This class is for Angewandte students ONLY!

Course Information

Nr. Name Type Time Room Lecturer
154647 The Union at Risk: The History and Future of the European Union
Nur für Angewandte
2 PS Fr 12:15 - 13:45 R. 0.406 Hildenhagen

Since the economic and financial crisis that started in 2008, and especially after the so-called "migration crisis" in 2015 and the BREXIT in 2020, the European Union seems to be in danger. The war in Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic appear to be further steps into an uncertain future for the EU. Is the Union at Risk?

Using political speeches as well as journalistic and academic articles, students will engage in a dialogue with the instructor and each other about the history and future development of the EU.

By discussing different opinions and possible alternative models, students will gain a better understanding of the European Union in the context of an imagined "European identity" since 1945.

This course is especially recommended for students of the Angewandte Studiengänge. Lehramt students cannot be credited for their course of studies.



Credits will be awarded on the basis of a presentation and resp. an essay/term paper.



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Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften &
Angewandte Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaften:

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