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This module will offer a critical overview and assessment of the Europe Union. It will examine the development, structure and processes of the EU. The module will also examine integration theory in an effort to anticipate the future direction of the EU It is an introductory module offered to undergraduate journalism students.Indicative Syllabus
The development of the EU from the European Coal and Steel Community to the Lisbon Treaty
The structure of the EU institutions, including the Commission, European Parliament and the Council of Ministers
Economy of the EU, monetary union, The Euro and financial crisis
Parties and Elections
The Media representation of the Europe Union
Foreign policy in the EU
Lobbying and interest groups
The EU role in world affairs.
Total Contact Teaching Hours:24
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