EURA234-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Special Topic: European Foreign and Security Policy in the 21st Century

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course focuses on how the EU and its member states are adapting to an international role in the 21st century. The course will examine the institutions of EU foreign and security policy, the creation of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and the increasing number of civilian and military crisis management operations. The course assesses the EU's emergent strategy and strategic culture and strands of its foreign policy in action. The course concludes with an assessment of institutional changes as a result of the Lisbon Treaty, in particular the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS) that have further raised expectations as to the EU's external role.


Any 15 points at 100-level from EURA or POLS, OR any 60 points at 100-level from Schedule V of the BA.


EURO234, and POLS234 after 2013

Equivalent Courses

POLS234 after 2013


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Attendance and participation 10%
Oral presentation 25% Arranged weeks 1-2
Essay - 3,000 words 35%
120-minute in-class test 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* 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 EURA234 Occurrences

  • EURA234-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • EURA234-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)