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Britain in Europe: Past, Present and Future

Module Code: LN201
Module Name: Britain in Europe: Past, Present and Future
Module Credits: 15 (7.5 ECTS)

Module Description

The module is for incoming exchange students. At a critical time for Britain and Europe, it aims to provide background to current debates. It will deal with topics such as those below, allowing students to focus on topics of particular interest to them.

The History of Britain and Europe

Britain , Europe and National Identity

Britain and European Integration

Britain, the New Europe and Euroscepticism

Regionalism and Nationalism in the UK

Immigration in the UK

Migration, Citizenship, and Human rights in UK

Brexit: Issues and Challenges for the future

Aims

  • • To introduce visiting students to historical, political, social and economic ideas, with particular reference to the relationship between Britain and Europe
  • • To engage with texts about Britain in Europe in order to appreciate ideas about Britain, Europe and the EU
  • • To become familiar with contemporary debates about Britain in Europe
  • • To enhance English language skills in reading, writing and speaking

Learning Outcomes

  • Critical evaluation of historical, political, social and economic ideas about Britain in Europe
  • Socio-historical contextualization of ideas about Britain in Europe
  • Evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of arguments about Britain, Europe and the EU
  • Engagement with relevant secondary sources
  • Ability to present complex ideas in both written and oral form

Assessment Method

1 x commentary on digital resources (1000 words)
2 x journalistic articles (500 words each)
1 x evaluation of contrasting articles (1000 words)
1 x 10- minute presentation