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Traditional European and/or EU Studies Curriculum
Traditional European and/or EU Studies Curriculum

Author(s): Cristina Maria Dogot
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: EU studies; political studies; administrative studies; academic curricula; interdisciplinarity

Summary/Abstract: Normally, the courses in European or/and EU Studies can be grouped in relation with the nine fields agreed by the European Commission: EU Political and Administrative Studies, EU Legal Studies, EU Historical Studies, EU Economic Studies, EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, EU Intercultural Dialogue Studies, EU Communication and Information Studies, EU and Comparative Regionalism Studies, EU Interdisciplinary Studies. This part will present the evolution of the curricula in five of the fields mentioned above which have a large tradition in European and/or EU Studies: EU Political EU Political and Administrative Studies, EU Legal Studies, EU Historical Studies, EU Economic Studies and EU Interdisciplinary Studies, from several points of view. First, we will take into consideration the perspective that each curriculum from the five domains have in the ensemble of European and/or EU Studies, the traditional domains, at the three levels of study, Bachelor, Master and PhD in the twelve countries that made the object of our research, emphasizing the nuances from one country to another. Secondly, we will trace the evolution of each curriculum based on the internal drivers (the dynamics of the study programmes/specializations where European Studies are taught from the perspective of European Studies as a Disciplinary Framework, Interdisciplinary Framework and Multidisciplinary Framework), we will stress the role of mobility in various ways for crossing the disciplinary (transdisciplinarity) and national (transnational) borders and we will follow the application of ICT in the development of European studies curricula in the mentioned field. Finally, we will stress the evolution of each curriculum based on the external drivers: the evolution of each curriculum according to the European Agenda, the extent to which the curriculum is adjusted to the changes on the European Labour Market, the impact of the Jean Monnet Action on the curricular development in European Studies for each field of study.

  • Issue Year: 1/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 21-34
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English