Course code EDS382

EDS382 European security and the power and role of the EU

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Course responsible: Nina Græger
Teachers: Benjamin Skaar de Carvalho
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
The course will start and end in the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Even years.
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
M-IR students
Course contents:

The course will go over 10 weeks (mid-September through mid-November) with 10 lectures (two hours each) , one or two of which will be held by a guest lecturer, and one 2-hour session organized as a seminar in preparation for the home essay. All teaching will be in ENGLISH.

The course will provide empirical knowledge and a theoretically informed understanding of European security, the role and workings of the main European security organizations, such as the EU, NATO and the OSCE, drawing on existing scholarly literature and debates about Europe¿s role and challenges in providing security, stability, and prosperity/development inside and beyond Europe¿s borders through: European and transatlantic institution-building, EU and NATO enlargement, EU and NATO partnerships and neighborhood policies; civilian and military crisis management operations and post-conflict engagement; European security strategies and multi-lateral and bilateral defense cooperation; and Europe¿s relations with other actors (e.g. the BRICS, the MIST, the UN, the AU, ASEAN, and the USA).

Learning outcome:
The course seeks to give an advanced, graduate-level introduction to, especially, European security issues, challenges and actors, and the emergence. It will provide a good overview of the scholarly literature and debates on European security, and on the main European security organizations and how they interact. The emergence and role of the European Union as a regional and global political foreign policy and security actor will achieve special attention. The course will also cover more specific issues of relevance to European security and the EU, such as global power shifts, economic crises, political crises, violent conflicts (e.g. the interventions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Libya, the Ukraine crisis) as well as new threats, such as ISIL and hybrid warfare. Those who complete the course should be able to grasp the main scholarly literature on and debates about European and transatlantic security, and on the EU as a foreign and security political actor writ large.
Learning activities:
Lectures and seminars.
Teaching support:
Office hours and procedures are established at the first class meeting. A course schedule is handed out at the same time. 
A literature list will be available in due time before course start.
General knowledge of international relations and international politics.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
One book rewiev (pass/fail) must be passed to pass the course.
Grading: A final grade will be assigned at the end of the course. It will be based on a 3-hour school exam, graded by one external and one internal examiner, and a book review that must be passed (evaluated by the course responsible). Grading A-F. The language of all evaluations is ENGLISH.
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (GSK).
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
The course will go over 10 weeks (mid-September through mid-November) with 10 lectures (two hours each). 1x2 per week.
One external and one internal examiner will be innvolved in the final grading.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått