This course introduces students to the process of the construction of the European Union since the end of the Second World War: it analyzes the essence of every stage in the integration processes; discusses the major driving forces and challenges in each stage, including socialeconomic, political, institutional and individual factors. In this course students should develop their abilities of theoretical and empirical analysis of processes and stages of the European integration. Through lectures and discussions, students should be able to distinguish between primary information and secondary one, to express one's own opinion clearly and support it with evidence and arguments. Students should also extend their knowledge by searching for relevant readings.

Pre-requisite: None