Tuesday, March 3, 2015

European-focused Courses, Spring 2015

JSIS 488 A Migration and Multiculturalism in the Mediterranean (5)
MW 2:30-4:20, N. Klapaki
This course explores the interplay between migration and multiculturalism in modern and contemporary Mediterranean by focusing on the experiences of the Greeks from the 19th century to the present. We will examine immigrant communities of the Greek diaspora in different historical periods and multicultural settings. Conversely, we will consider how the phenomenon of immigration in Greece from the early 1990s onwards transformed Greek society, politics, institutions and cultures.

JSIS A 494 Greece and Europe: Changing Relations (5)
MW 10:30-12:20, N. Klapaki
Focusing on the political, social, economic and cultural history of modern Greece, this course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the various aspects of Greece?s European apprenticeship as well as
of its troubled and changing relationship with Western Europe from the late 18th century to the present. The main aim of the course is to help students situate modern Greek history within a European context.

JSIS A 348 EU as Global Actor (5)
TTh 1:30-3:20, A. Cirtuatas
This course urveys the European Union?s evolution as a global actor and emergence as a potential superpower with increasingly unified foreign and defense policies. Covers institutions and interests
that have driven this process; specific examples of European Union global engagement; and the potential implications for U.S. foreign policy.

JSIS 488 Political Economy of the EU (5)
TTh 1:30-3:20, J. Caporaso
This course covers the political economy of the European Union. Special attention will be paid to the institutions of the EU, the major policy areas, and the major treaty revisions. We will discuss social policy, trade policy, the Economic and Monetary Union, the Single Act, the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the democratic deficit, and the ongoing financial crisis. All of the above will be analyzed from several theoretical perspectives. ?????

JSIS 578 Contentious Politics of European Integration (5)
T 1:30-4:20, F. Wendler
This course deals with the reconfiguration and crisis of democracy in Europe, both at the supranational and at the Member State level. The main focus of the class will be on the development of political parties, public debate, citizen participation, referendum politics and the evolution of the public sphere in the context of European integration. We will combine the study of literature with
a broader theoretical and conceptual outlook on political developments in Europe with more specific and recent case studies.