European Union: History, Institution, and Politics (EUHIP) is a course that aims at dwelling into the historical events, as well as the mechanism, which shaped today’s European Union.
In this prospect, the course will also provide a theoretical analysis of the European Union’s (EU) politics and institutions. The aim of the EUHIP course is to offer prospective students useful knowledge for better analyzing the current situation and the background of the EU socio-political realm. Furthermore, they should be able to grasp the role and weight that individual member-states have in the decision-making mechanisms within the organization. Since the course addresses international students coming from exchange programs, we will also provide furthermore information on the political, economical, and social system in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), and the role it plays within the EU.
Lastly, the course will also explore the role of the EU as a global player, as well as the challenges that it faces due to internal and external factors.
The course aims at covering three major aspects:1. an expanded historical background on the formation of the EU.2. an overview of EU’s institutions and the role they currently play.3. knowledge about the political environment of the EU and its member states.