European Studies Course catalogue summer semester 2019

as of 30 January 2019
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Master Forum European Studies - Prof. Dr. Hartwig Hummel, Dr. Jörg Waldmann

Wednesdays, 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m., weekly, building
starting 10 April 2019

This weekly master forum supports students in writing their master theses. Topics include a) the
development of research questions and designs, b) the presentation of papers relating to the thesis,
c) comments on paper presentations by fellow students, d) group discussions on the papers and
related issues. In addition, the master fourm offers a regular platform for discussing issues and
problems relevant to the course of study, including students' feedback an evaluation the master

Certificate of attendance (Beteiligungsnachweis) will be issued for regular attendance and
presentation of draft MA thesis.

Master Course - Business and European Integration - Prof. Dr. Hartwig Hummel

Tuesdays, 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon, weekly, building 23.02.U1.24
starting 9 April 2019

The course addresses the specific role of business benefiting from, and thus advancing, European
integration. Topics include issues and actors relating to agricultural, manufacturing, and services
industries and financial markets. We will discuss, among other topics, the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people; industrial policy and state subsidies; competition policy; supervision of financial markets; and corporate social responsibility. Classes will be based on assigned readings and presentations. Students are expected to already have a basic knowledge of political and economic institutions and decision-making processes in the European Union and of integration theories.

The Evolution of a European Public Sphere - Dr. Jörg Waldmann

Thursdays, 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon, weekly, building
starting 4 April 2019

There are many barriers to a real European public sphere. Should they be overcome, and if yes, how? In which sectors of society we are already living in a European public sphere? The course starts with elaborating on the theoretical implications of public spheres. Yet the main part of the seminar is devoted to case studies which touch upon very different aspects of society (culture, economy, sports, media, habits etc.).
The course is delivered through a combination of assigned readings, group research and presentations. With the help of groups, students will explore the Europeanization of the public sphere in a variety of fields.

Certificates of attendance require participation in group presentations or minor research projects. The module is assessed by oral examinations. A detailed course outline, further information and relevant literature will be provided via course website.

Eriksen, E.O. and John Erik Fossum (2000)(eds), Democracy in the European Union: Integration through deliberation? London: Routledge.
Shore, C. (2000), Building Europe. The cultural politics of European integration, Taylor Francis Publ

European Corporate and Competition Law - Ingrid Schneck, Dr. Patrick Hauser


Part 1: classes of Ingrid Schneck
Monday, building
15 April 2019 4.30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
6 May 2019 4.30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
20 May 2019 4.30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
3 June 2019 4.30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
17 June 2019 4.30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Part 2: class of Dr. Patrick Hauser
Monday, building
24 June 2019 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The course provides a basic overview concerning the core areas of the Common Market and its legal framework beyond the fundamental freedoms. These core areas are
1. European Corporate Law
2. Antitrust Law
3. Merger Control Law
4. State Aid Law
5. Public Procurement Law
Each area will be briefly presented with its legal cornerstones. The course is taught by two different lecturers specialized in the respective areas. Students do not need legal experience for this course.

Idea(l)s of Europe: The Historical Perspective - Dr. Oliver Kiechle


Saturday, building
27.04.2019 8:30-16:00

Block seminar
Saturday & Sunday, buidling
01.06.2019 8:30-18:00
02.06.2019 8:30-18:00

From Antiquity until the European Union of nowadays, Europe has always been an object of ideas and projections, even fantasies. In one part of the seminar we will discuss this different concepts of Europe in history with their respective ideas of the characteristics and borders of Europe. In a second part we will take a close r look on structural evolutions in European history. This will cover for example economical and cultural developments, but also changes of society with their associated ideologies. Students are expected to prepare a presentation for one of the block days to have a basis for discussion.

Guerrina, Roberta: Europe: history, ideas and ideologies, London 2002.
Pagden, Anthony (ed.): The Idea of Europe: from Antiquity to the European Union, Washington 2002.

Excursion Programme – Dr. Jörg Waldmann


Language Courses

For detailed information on optional German language courses and conditions visit the website of
University undefined'Department German as a Foreign Language'.

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