EURA210-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

European Integration from Community to Union

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


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 designed to introduce students to the process of European integration that has transformed post-1945 Europe and seen the EU emerge as an influential global player. The course is inter-disciplinary in approach and focused on policy analysis. 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 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 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 at 100 level from EURA or GEOG, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


EURA310, EURO210, EURO310, GEOG321

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Martin Holland


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 1 35% 2000 words maximum
Essay 2 35% 2000 words maximum
'EU in the news' online forum 20% Weekly duriing Term 1
Attendance and Seminar participation 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Refer to course outline / Learn for reading lists.

In addition to the readings and resources, you would be advised to familiarise yourself with the European Union’s website. Commission Directorates-General are a key source for up-to-date information on the various topics discussed in this module.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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

  • EURA210-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022