EURA210-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

European Integration from Community to Union

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


The course is designed to introduce students to the process of European Integration that has transformed post-1945 Europe and seen the European Union emerge as a new global power. The course draws on an interdisciplinary approach and is focused on policy analysis and case studies.

The course is offered as either a 200 or 300 level EURA paper and a 300 level GEOG paper. The teaching format at the 300 level combines formal lecturing with seminars. An emphasis is placed on discussion at the third year level and students are required to present a seminar as part of their formal assessment. At the 200 level participation is expected – including through virtual discussion forums – but no seminar presentation is required.

The overall structure of the course will be discussed during the first week of class and revisions/additions may be possible at that time if specific issues or topics are not already covered in the course outline. The first half of the course is lecture-based and covers the development, institutions, policies and idea of integration. The second half is taught on a seminar basis and focuses on specific policy areas and contemporary issues.

Learning Outcomes

1. EURO210 will be a capstone for the Major and provide the knowledge-base for post graduate study. The course will provide an opportunity to experience research skill acquisition and involve original individual investigation of the policy and institutional complexities of the European integration process.

2. For those students who may not major in EU Studies these courses on both 200 level and 300 level will offer a comprehensive, if introductory overview of the EU.
EURO210 will provide a truly interdisciplinary and high quality academic insight into European integration by examining the ways in which the EU designs and implements policy. This insight is unique by focusing on the concept of European integration and investigates issues from an ‘integrated Europe’ (rather than simply a nation state) perspective.

3. EURO210 will facilitate critical thinking and open constructive discussions. Research assignments will allow the students to tailor the course to their area of interest and to practice their research and investigation skills.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 15 points of EURA or
EURO at 100-level OR any 45 points at 100-level in Arts, Commerce, Law OR any other 45 points at 100-level with approval of the Course Coordinator


EURA310, EURO210, EURO310, GEOG321

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 A8 Lecture Theatre 29 Apr - 2 Jun
01-P2 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 A8 Lecture Theatre (21/2-14/3, 28/3-4/4)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (21/3)
18 Feb - 7 Apr

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Martin Holland


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 (2,000 words) 40%
Essay 2 (2,000 words) 40%
"Ask the Professor" Virtual Forum 10%
Attendance and Seminar participation 10%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All EURA210 Occurrences

  • EURA210-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019