Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2012



Course Number

DIPL 6402

Course Description

This seminar explores internal operations of the European Union in light of expansion. Hence, we will first cover the trajectory of the European Union’s development since its inception and then we will focus on issues of EU enlargement by analyzing the challenges EU faces to integrate post-conflict states from the Balkans.

Throughout the semester we will link the readings with contemporary events. Hence, you should keep informed about current events by following print or electronic sources that provide solid coverage of international news. A good source of information on the EU is, and the Guardian. You may also want to watch BBC. If possible you should also follow non-English media. You will get a better insight if you follow news from different countries