100-level

EURA101
Global EUrope
Description
What is the European Union? How important is it in Global Affairs? Why is the EU expanding? What lead to the BREXIT vote and what influence will it have? Through the use of traditional and online teaching methods, this course introduces students to the identity, structure and function of the EU, its key challenges and its role and impact on the world, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Restrictions
EURO101

200-level

EURA204
European Novels and Film Adaptations
Description
A study of important European novels and their film adaptations.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from CINE, ENGL, EURA, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
CINE214, ENGL305, EULC 204, EULC 304, EURA304, RUSS 215, RUSS 216

EURA210
European Integration from Community to Union
Description
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.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA or GEOG, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EURA310, EURO210, EURO310, GEOG321

EURA214
The Soviet Experiment and its Aftermath
Description
The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA, HIST, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

EURA223
The EU, Globalization and Migration
Description
This course addresses international migration as one of the most pressing and formative issues which shape both European integration, and the relationships of Europe with the rest of the world. It addresses the economic, social, political and policy aspects of international migration in the changing EU and global contexts. The course has particular resonance for students in New Zealand, a country whose society has substantially been shaped by migration to and from Europe and the rest of the world.
Occurrences
Summer Jan 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA or GEOG, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
GEOG213, EURO 223

EURA224
Democratic and Economic Evolution of Europe
Description
This course is designed to provide sufficient knowledge and understanding of recent economic developments and democratisation processes in Europe as a whole and within the EU as an institution. It will examine the institutional and policy changes that have happened since the European "reunification" in 1989, but significant attention will be paid to the economic and political history of the continent also.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA or POLS, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
POLS224, EURO224, EURO324, EURA324

EURA226
The Rise and Fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, 1944 - 1991
Description
The end of the Cold War and of Eastern European communism in 1989-1991 did not mean the loss of global interest in developments in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. On the contrary, the recent history of these countries, the period of their post-communist transition to political democracy and a market economy, has been marked with new instabilities, crises and wars which have had serious implications for global trends. This course is designed to provide a broad background to an understanding of the political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe as an essential prerequisite to understanding the modern world.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA or HIST, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EURA326, EURO 226, EURO 326, HIST269, HIST329

EURA234
European Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Description
This course focuses on how the EU, and its member states, are adapting to an international role in the 21st century. The course will critically 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. Particular attention is given to EU development policy, the EU's engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals, EU trade policy, as well as how the EU engages with other world powers such as the US, Russia and China.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100-level from EURA or POLS, OR any 60 points at 100-level from Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

300-level

EURA304
European Novels and Film Adaptations
Description
A study of important European novels and their film adaptations.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CINE, ENGL, EURA, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
ENGL305, EURA204, EULC 204, EULC 304, RUSS 215, RUSS 216, CINE214

EURA310
European Integration from Community to Union
Description
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.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from EURA or GEOG, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EURA210, EURO 210, EURO 310, GEOG 320 (prior to 2005), GEOG321 (from 2005)

EURA324
Democratic and Economic Evolution of Europe
Description
This course is designed to provide sufficient knowledge and understanding of recent economic developments and democratisation processes in Europe as a whole and within the EU as an institution. It will examine the institutional and policy changes that have happened since the European "reunification" in 1989, but significant attention will be paid to the economic and political history of the continent also.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from EURA or POLS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EURO224, EURO 324, EURA224, POLS224

EURA326
The Rise and Fall of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, 1944 - 1991
Description
The end of the Cold War and of Eastern European communism in 1989-1991 did not mean the loss of global interest in developments in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. On the contrary, the recent history of these countries, the period of their post-communist transition to political democracy and a market economy, has been marked with new instabilities, crises and wars which have had serious implications for global trends. This course is designed to provide a broad background to an understanding of the political, socio-economic, and cultural developments in the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe as an essential prerequisite to understanding the modern world.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from EURA or HIST, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EURA226, EURO 226, EURO 326, HIST269, HIST329

Not Offered Courses in 2024

100-level

EURA104
European Languages in Europe and Beyond
Description
This is a one semester course for students undertaking a first year course in European languages or European studies, and is open to all undergraduates irrespective of their discipline. It covers a range of topics relating to the languages of Europe: how they developed and spread as a group of languages, as isolates, or the way in which (inter) national languages of Europe developed. The course also looks at the place languages take in the European Union, and how the construction of Europe insists on protecting language diversity. No knowledge of languages other than English is needed to take this course.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019 , 2020
For further information see EURA104 course details
Points
15 points

200-level

EURA201
European Identity and Culture: Multicultural Societies of Europe and the European Union
Description
This course looks at the social and cultural impacts of European integration. Employing a multidisciplinary perspective, this course aims to answer a set of questions: What are the key issues confronting the European Union (EU) and its citizens? How do current issues facing the EU - immigration multi-cultural and multi-lingual society, religious and political diversity - influence the motivation behind integration? The course examines the notions of Europe and the EU and the roles of individual, national and supranational identities in the EU's interactions with its citizens and the world. There is an emphasis on interactive discussions, small group activities and access to experts in the field.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2019 , 2020 , 2021 , 2022 , 2023
For further information see EURA201 course details
Points
15 points

EURA203
Representing Evil: the Holocaust and its Legacy
Description
This course examines anti-Semitism, the rise of Nazism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the "Final Solution" of Auschwitz, along with subsequent attempts to explain, represent and come to terms with this "collapse of civilisation". It studies historical documents, literary texts, films and testimonies from Germany, France, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA203 course details
Points
15 points

EURA211
Classic Works in Political Philosophy - Machiavelli to Marx
Description
This course is an introduction to the history of political philosophy. It will focus on a number of topics including Machiavelli's The Prince, early modern constitutionalism, the invention of the modern state, the theory of sovereignty, political reason, the origins of social science, liberty and utilitarianism. The individual theorists who will be discussed include Bodin, Filmer, Locke, Hume, Burke, Bentham, and, Tocqueville, Marx & Mill.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA211 course details
Points
15 points

EURA221
The European Union and the Wider World
Description
Students will be introduced to the range of EU external relations, to some of the key patterns in those relations, and to some of the specific relationships and policy areas that give substance to the EU's international actions. The focus is on issues of 'geo-economics' and political economy, and political/security issues will also be dealt with.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA221 course details
Points
15 points

EURA225
The European Union and Global Development
Description
What does the European Union do in the Third World? Why is it doing this? How is it doing it? This course is designed to explore EU thinking and practice in developing parts of the world, including African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, from historical and current perspectives. One of the main objectives of the course is to analyse the EU's development policies and to assess their effectiveness in developing countries.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA225 course details
Points
30 points

EURA235
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2017 , 2019 , 2021 , 2023 , 2025
For further information see EURA235 course details
Points
15 points

300-level

EURA301
European Identity and Culture: Multicultural Societies of Europe and the European Union
Description
This course looks at the social and cultural impacts of European integration. Employing a multidisciplinary perspective, this course aims to answer a set of questions: What are the key issues confronting the European Union (EU) and its citizens? How do current issues facing the EU - immigration multi-cultural and multi-lingual society, religious and political diversity - influence the motivation behind integration? The course examines the notions of Europe and the EU and the roles of individual, national and supranational identities in the EU's interactions with its citizens and the world. There is an emphasis on interactive discussions, small group activities and access to experts in the field.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2019 , 2020 , 2021 , 2022 , 2023
For further information see EURA301 course details
Points
30 points

EURA303
Representing Evil: the Holocaust and its Legacy
Description
This course examines anti-Semitism, the rise of Nazism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the "Final Solution" of Auschwitz, along with subsequent attempts to explain, represent and come to terms with this "collapse of civilisation". It studies historical documents, literary texts, films and testimonies from Germany, France, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA303 course details
Points
30 points

EURA311
European Union Legal Studies
Description
The course is designed to give non-lawyers a grounding in the basics of the European Legal System and its importance to the operation of the European Union. Topics to be examined will include the constitution of the European Union, the role of the European Court of Justice and the implications of European Union Law on domestic political and legal structures. Students will have the opportunity to examine these issues through deeper research-led examination of particular policy areas and constitutional structures.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018
For further information see EURA311 course details
Points
30 points

EURA333
European Public Law
Description
This course examines the constitutional and administrative structures of selected EU Member States and the EU itself. It focusses on their practical operation and the rules and principles that govern decision making in the European Union with a particular emphasis on how European policy is delivered and how individuals interact with the complex multi-level structure of European governance today. The course includes an examination of the EU's external relations and its impact on the Pacific region. This course is the first of its kind in New Zealand supported by the European Commission's Jean Monnet programme.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019
For further information see EURA333 course details
Points
30 points

EURA335
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2017 , 2019 , 2021 , 2023 , 2025
For further information see EURA335 course details
Points
30 points