Weeks 1 to 3: ANGERS. The intensive programme of the first three weeks includes the following courses:
European Union Studies: a pluri-disciplinary overview of the historical development of the European community since the poswar period, an introduction to the comnplex institutional framework and the major actors of the current European Union
European Economnics: an introduction to the functioning of the European single market and major economic policies, a comparative analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the EU and individual member states
Culture and Communication: introduction to fundamental concepts of intercultural communication, skills and compentencies for efficient communication in a multinational environment, cross-cultural stereotypes, perception and cultural awareness, focus on French national culture: eritage, tradition and collective identity.
Classes are completed by subject-related field visits.
Week 4: The Brussels Seminar. The group travels to Brussels for a series of visits and meetings, including visit to the European Commission with several information meetings, meeting with a member of the European Parliament, visit to the European Council, meeting with a representative from a lobbying agency or consultancy, meeting with a correspondent from international media, visit to the permanent representation of a member state or region, etc.
Week 5: Paris week. The Paris week is a debriefing week, during which students reflect on their experience and the acquired knowledge. The week also includes wrap-up sessions which conclude the different courses outlined above, specially for the European Union studies part.
The programme ends with a Farewell Dinner in Paris on the evening of July 17.
Assessment is carried out in different forms at regular intervals throughout the programme.
Three weeks in Angers, one week in Brussels, and one week in Paris. Lecture-related field visits to The Loire Valley, Normandy, Paris and Brussels.
6.0 semester hours of credit
European Union Studies
Culture and Communication
All materials are provided by the lecturers.