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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Spring 2008

EUS 305 • Intro to European Studies-CANCELLED

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36425 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
SZB 104

Course Description

Europe is a bewildering puzzle of many different nations, cultures and languages. In this course we look at Europe not as a vague entity 'out there', but as a political entity _under construction,_ with a special focus on the topic of migration. We will ask: How do people live in different European societies, how do migrants construct their identities in the European Union, what is _Europeanization_ and how does it work, what does multi-culturalism mean and how is it realized in everyday life? This introductory course has the following objectives: " Introducing students to some of the most important topics in European studies, such as the European Union, Europeanization, and migration, with examples from gender studies, sports, and popular culture; " Offering a theoretical and methodological toolbox, based on concepts and methods from cultural studies, cultural geography, sociology, and cultural anthropology. The overall objective of the course is to give an overview of the many topics that constitute European studies, to develop a specific cultural, intellectual and analytical perspective, to be able to read, to comprehend and to discuss academic texts, and to communicate these findings in oral presentations and different forms of writing.

Grading Policy

Assignments: Participation / Homework 20% Reading Quizzes 10% Minutes/1p paper 10% Oral presentation 10% 4p paper (revised) 15% 4 1p papers 15% 8-10p paper 20%


A Course Reader with selected articles will be available at Speedway Copyshop (Dobie Mall) Available at reservation desk in PCL: Bellier, IrĂȘne and Thomas WM. Wilson (eds) (2000) An Anthropology of the European Union.Building, Imagining and Experiencing the New Europe. Shore, Chris (2000) Building Europe. Cultural Politics of European Integration.


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