History of European Identity, 7.5 credits (733G40)

History of European Identity, 7.5 hp

Course description

It is impossible to understand Europe without asking questions about what turns Europeans into Europeans! These are questions about collective identity. This course offers an introduction to these complex issues. What is European identity? Does it exist, how did it develop, what is the role played by, religion, tradition, culture and politics? A guiding thought is that the history of Europe can be seen as a constantly changing system of networks that enables people to exchange ideas, trade, and culture. An important question is what can unite and what can split people in Europe? 

Main field of study

Political Science

Level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject course

Examiner

Per Jansson

Course coordinator

Per Jansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson

Available for exchange students

Yes

Contact

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2020 v202004-202008 English Linköping
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2020 v202004-202008 English Linköping

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Entry requirements

At least one year of full time undergraduate studies (60 ects credits) in relevant subjects, e.g. politics, economics, law, history, where at least one semester of full time studies (30 ects credits) is in politics (or equivalent). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • describe how the European Identity has developed politically, economically, socially and culturally
  • discuss European identity, internationalism and nationalism.

Course content

This course deals with the question of "European Identity" . Does it exist, how did it develop, what is the role played by geographical conditions, economy, religion, tradition, culture and politics? A guiding thought is that the history of Europe can be seen as a constantly changing system of networks that enables people to exchange ideas, trade, and culture. An important question is what can unite and what can split people in Europe? The concepts of internationalism and nationalism are also discussed.

Teaching and working methods

This course will be delivered by means of lectures and seminars. Language of instructions: English

Examination

The course is concluded with a written examination. Examination also includes active participation in seminars. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Books

Checkel, Jeffrey T., Katzenstein, Peter J., (2009) European identity Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009

ISBN: 0521709539,9780521709538,0521883016,9780521883016

Lejon, Kjell O, (2005) The International network of the Medieval Swedish Dominican Petrus de Dacia

Accessible on Lisam

Lejon, Kjell O., (2013) Lutheranism or Secularism?: Perspectives on the Lutheran Foundation of the Scandinavian Welfare States - and Signs of New Religious Impulses in the Contemporary Secular Setting

Accessible on Lisam

Additional literature

Other

Additional course readings will be posted on Lisam.

EXAM Written Examination EC 5 credits
SEM1 Seminars EC 2.5 credits

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