European Study

Major: Management of Foreign Economic Activity
Code of subject: 7.073.04.M.12
Credits: 3.00
Department: Foreign Trade and Customs
Lecturer: Mariana Ruda, PhD in Economics
Semester: 2 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: The course «European Studies» is a diverse programme for students with a broad interest in the cultural, historical, political and social aspects of Europe and the on-going integration process. Rather than being trained in a more narrowly defined field, students are introduced to a variety of disciplines and perspectives on Europe in its widest sense, including insights and methods from economics, history, international relations, law, philosophy, political science and sociology. European Studies offers a learning environment in which staff and students from various countries can share their perspectives. This helps to create a community in which different ideas, experiences and opinions can be exchanged in order to achieve a better understanding of European and international issues. The main results of the course study will be as follows: • a basic overview of the development of the idea and identity of Europe, which can serve as a broad historical framework for understanding the process of European integration as it has occurred after 1945; • advanced knowledge the specific characteristics of European history, notably in comparison with that of other (non-European) societies; • an understanding of a focus on Europe in its widest sense, on questions related to the European continent at large, not only on questions related to the EU; • advanced knowledge of the academic literature and the scientific community related to European Studies; • advanced knowledge of governance issues related to European integration and their relevance for building stable peace in Europe; • advanced knowledge of the complex processes of political, social, economic, and cultural integration in Europe; • the capacity to critically evaluate the relevance of the neofunctionalist approach to European • integration for building stable peace in Europe and its possible application to other regions; • the capacity to independently conduct research and to professionally present the research results, both in research teams and in individual research projects; • the capacity to analyze, research, and solve new and complex problems methodologically from an interdisciplinary perspective; • intellectual creativity and the critical power of academic judgment; • the ability to communicate, coordinate and organize in a multicultural team; • the capacity to discuss relevant issues and problems related to current research results with experts as well as laypersons.
Required prior and related subjects: • International Economic Relations • Finance, money and credit • Macroeconomics • International organizations and multinational corporations • International Management
Summary of the subject: Introduction: objectives and learning outcomes of the course. The Idea of Europe. The European experience from a historical perspective. Institutions of the EU. Europe and global politics since World War II description. Making a European Market. Classification of the European Union member states according to the relative level of sustainable development. The Cultural Dimension of Europe. The future of the European Economic and Monetary Union: European monetary and fiscal policies. Futures of European welfare models and policies: seeking actual research questions, and new problem-solving arsenal for European welfare states. Regulating the European Union internal market: between crisis and business as usual. The relationship between the key sectors in the European Union economy and the intra-European Union trade. The Rebound Effect of Information and Communication Technologies Development in the European Union. Management of Organisations in Europe. The Business Dimension of Europe The Political Dimension of Europe. Intercultural communication.
Assessment methods and criteria: • current control: practical trainings, seminars, public presentations at workshops, rapid testing, individual scientific-research tasks, participation in colloquia and role-playing games (30 %); • final control: exam (70 %).
Recommended books: 1. Talent Development in European Higher Education 2. The history of the European Union 3. Sophie Menunier, Kathleen R. Mc. Namara. Making History: European Integration and Institutional Change at Fifty. Oxford university press. 2007 4. Mark Gilbert. European Integration: A Concise History. 1961 5. European Journal of Futures Research ISSN: 2195-4194 (Print) 2195-2248 (Online) 6. Allock, A. (2002) A short history of Europe. From the Greeks and Romans to the present day. London: Palgrave Macmillan 7. Delanty, G. (2013) Formations of European Modernity. London: Palgrave Macmillan 8. Dinan, D. (Ed.). (2006). Origins and evolution of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 9. Judt, T. (2007). Postwar. A history of Europe since 1945. London: Pimlico. 10. Lysychenko, G. Threats to water resources from hexachlorobenzene waste at Kalush City (Ukraine)-a review of the risks and the remediation options. // Environmental Science and Pollution Research 11. Kazharski, A. Suturing the Neighborhood? Russia and the EU in Conflictual Intersubjectivity // Problems of Post-Communism 12. Samokhvalov, V. Ukraine between Russia and the European Union: Triangle Revisited // Europe-Asia Studies Volume: 67 Issue: 9 Pages: 1371-1393 13. Nizhnikau, R. Institutional change in the eastern neighbourhood: environmental protection and migration policy in Ukraine // SOUTHEAST EUROPEAN AND BLACK SEA STUDIES Volume: 15 Issue: 4 Pages: 495-517