In the aftermath of the Second World War, for the first time in European history, former enemies created a political union in order to coordinate their economic and political activities. Over the past decades, this unique cooperation of sovereign nation states gradually led to the emergence of a supranational political system: the European Union (EU).But the past years have seen the EU facing more and more criticism from various sides and a plethora of challenges threaten the European community and what held it together for a long time.The Online Fall School will deal with the historical, cultural and political framework of European Integration, and cover the current challenges Europe and the EU face today: Brexit, immigration, political fragmentation and radicalization, the EU's democratic deficit and foreign policy challenges.Furthermore, class sessions will introduce participants to the history and trajectory of human rights in Europe and the crucial question of collective (national) identity and how it is shaped by current developments in Europe, at its borders and beyond.
After successful completion of all courses and fulfillment of all course requirements 4 ECTS credits will be awarded for participation in the Online Fall School.
The Online Fall School will be based on online material that you can access at any time using Tübingen university’s MOODLE system, as well as on live online discussions (including video conferences via ZOOM (about two hours each, twelve in total)) which will take place at either 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm (GERMAN TIME) (two time zone cohorts will be formed to allow participation of students from all over the world). Hence, by combining synchronous and asynchronous tools of teaching and learning you have the chance to gain valuable insights into new cultures and countries, share your perspectives with international classmates and learn more about Europe and the EU.
Undergraduate students of humanities, social sciences, law and economics.
The academic program is conducted by Jan Battke (Tübingen University) and Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes and Dr. Philipp Kneis (both Oregon State University).
- 25 days
- 30 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Regular mandatory meetings
- Continuous support with feedback on request
- Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies European Studies Political Science View 3 other Short Courses in Political Science in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Undergraduate students of humanities, social sciences, law and economics
- Participants must be enrolled as students at their home university
- Very good command of English
In order to properly participate in the Online Fall School, you need
•a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet with speakers / headphones
•an internet connection
•the ZOOM CLIENT SOFTWARE which you can download free of charge
•access to Tübingen University's MOODLE platform (which is an online learning environment)
International175 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 175 EUR for the full programme during 25 days.
EU/EEA175 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 175 EUR for the full programme during 25 days.
The program fee must be paid until November 9, 2021 (23:59 German Time). Please note that no refund is possible.
The program fee includes all courses as well as the distribution of the certificate and the transcript. There will be no additional costs.
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