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Det humanistiska spåret

Europa står vid ett vägskäl – vill du vara med och peka ut vägen framåt?

Europa som ett politiskt projekt står inför några av sina mest avgörande utmaningar. Allt ifrån en gemensam klimatpolitik, till Brexit, till en sviktande gemensam valuta och växande främlingsfientliga rörelser i Europa ifrågasätter den europeiska politiska gemenskapens form och omfång. På Master’s Programme of European Studies – Humanities Track studerar vi dessa frågor och utmaningar från ett humanistiskt perspektiv, med utgångspunkt i den grundläggande övertygelsen att humanister måste vara med och utforma framtidens vägval.

Inom ramen för programmet diskuteras Europa som ett politiskt projekt, med historisk- såväl som samtids- och kritisk blick. Programmet är ett samarbete mellan humanistisk fakultet och samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet och lärare från historia, idéhistoria, statsvetenskap, ekonomisk historia, sociologi och vetenskapsteori deltar. Som student utför du dina studier i en tvärvetenskaplig miljö som betecknar Centrum för Europstudier (CES), och som garanteras av CES nära sammarbete med CERGU, Centre for European Research at Gothenburg university. Närheten till CERGU och stödet från två fakulteter, skapar unika förutsättningar för att fördjupa sina kunskaper i aktuella politiska och sociala frågor, såväl som förståelsen av historiska, kulturella och ekonomiska orsaker till samtidens utmaningar.

Som programstudent ingår du i en väl etablerad miljö, där du erbjuds både praktik och valfrihet inom ramen för programmet. Studenter har möjlighet att göra en termins praktik, liksom att införliva utlandsstudier i din utbildning. Våra studenter har en lång historia av framgångsrika praktikperioder på ambassader, ministerier, EU-institutioner, NGOs och hos privata företag, och programmet erbjuder en väl utbyggd praktikverksamhet. Programmet räknar dessutom med ett arbetsmarknadsråd, REGU, bestående av framstående politiska och kulturella personligheter, som till exempel EU-kommisionären Cecilia Malmström, chefen för Folkteatern i Göteborg Lotta Lekvall, och Kulturradions Gunnar Bolin.

Programmet ges på engelska, och som student befinner du dig i en internationell miljö tillsammans med studenter från hela världen. HMAES utbildar dig för en framtida karriär som politisk och social analytiker, som utredare inom kultursektorn och för arbete inom den Europeiska kultursektorn.

Courses

EU2112 European heritage and identity (10 credits)
Departing from current processes of integration and disintegration in Europe and the notion of the European today, we will pursue the following questions: How old is the notion of “the European”? What is European heritage? Who identifies and what is identified as European today? What are the defining moments of contemporary European identity? These questions will be pursued through a long historical perspective, where the first formulations of European as an identity, and myths on the European are scrutinized. We continue over the rise of nationalisms and into the present-day situation of carefully concerted building of narratives and an institutionalized European political landscape. Our object of study is the complex interplay between memories, heritage, history and identity and their multiple representations in symbols, monuments and unifying as well as conflicting perceptions of their meaning. We will address both historical cases of memory politics and the active building of symbols and narratives of the European union, as well as the rise of Euroscepticism as a counter narrative. Seemingly “soft” issues of heritage and identity are closely linked to “hard” issues of politics and economics. Our understanding of Europe today depends on knowledge of its past. An important way to achieve this is by relating various notions of what it means to be “European” to other, both complementary and competing identities. These can be identities on smaller and larger scales than Europe, such as local, regional, national and global, or of different types such as identification along religious, political, social or cultural lines.

EU2114 European Borderlands, (10 credits)
Throughout history, people have erected borders against the outside, the unfamiliar, and “the other.” Lines of separation have appeared in different forms and for different reasons. Borders have sometimes been the result of conscious choices, other times of unintended developments and contingencies. Walls and fences, maps, legislative acts, new technologies and discoveries, ideological constructions, scientific (and pseudo-scientific) categorizations, cultural expressions, and social customs have all served to organize territory and shape perceptions of community and identity. But borders, whether spatial or mental, physical or cultural, have neither been static nor impermeable. For centuries, new lines of divisions, new perceptions of “us” and “them,” and new mechanisms for exclusion and inclusion have emerged, moved, and dissolved while in the process defining and shaping the European experience. Within and between dominant political, economic, and cultural regimes, there have always been spaces of considerable fluidity and exchange. Spanning from the earliest encounters with the peoples and societies of the New World to the rise of the European nation-states, this course builds on the multidisciplinary and rapidly growing field of borderland studies to examine the historical underpinnings of the great challenges facing Europe today.

EU2123 Political and Public Spheres and Spaces in European History and Culture, (10 credits)
Squares, palaces, cafés, and social media – spheres of power, protest, and deliberation. The Political and Public Spheres and Spaces in European History and Culture course problematizes the emergence and political significance of the public sphere and its relation to the private and secret spheres in European past and present. By tracing the forms of ‘public sphere’ from its Greek & Roman origins, through medieval and early modern palaces and ceremonies, into such modern phenomena as mass protests, state censorship, inclusive/exclusory planning of urban space, scientific debate, and digital piracy the course offers a comprehensive view on politics as a sphere of contention and opinion formation. The course delivers a carefully chosen array of perspectives of different humanist disciplines with teachers recruited from a broad range of subjects.

EU2420 or EU2430 – Internship (15 or 30 credits)
The internship can be conducted at a private or public organization in Sweden or abroad. The organization shall provide assignments that are of value to the trainee’s educational goals and future career plans. The assignments should be arranged so that the intern has a a possibility to conduct a large, coherent task. Students are responsible for identifying, contacting, and making arrangements with the organizations. Internships require final approval by the course-coordinator in order to qualify for higher education credits.

EU2131 - Central- and Eastern Europe – fully European or the European ’other’? (15 credits), elective course.
This interdisciplinary course highlights the historical, cultural, political and socio-economic perspectives on why an implicit opposition within Europe still persists. What is Central and East Europe? How were the concepts of Central and Eastern Europe constructed? What demarcations do they imply today? How is the opposition between Europe, and Central and East Europe used for “othering” of states further “East.” The course gives students the knowledge and skills on geopolitical characteristics of the region, historical roots of the current developments in politics, economy and society; the main elements of the post-communist transition and impact of the European integration process, that creates new political, economic and social cleavages in Central and Eastern Europe of today. Students will acquire knowledge and critical understanding of key theories, principles, concepts and empirical research drawn from the Inter - disciplinary field of Central and Eastern European studies and develop an ability to define and critically reflect upon, orally and in written form, new research problems in this area of studies.

EU2210 - European Environment and Energy (15 credits), semi-elective course.
The course addresses and problematizes the EU's environmental and energy policy. First, the EU's legal foundation, the policy process, and the commitment to economic growth and integration of markets are analyzed from an environmental perspective. This foundation and commitment constitutes a tension with environmental considerations which is captured in the concept of sustainable development and the EU's commitment to this concept. One aim is to provide a thorough understanding of the vagueness of sustainable development and in what ways the concept is used by/in the EU. This provides the baseline for thematic elaborations on different environmental and energy problems and future challenges for the EU. These thematic elaborations will also include analyses of the relation between the EU and member states, the EU as an international actor, the role of NGO's and other lobby groups.

EU2215 - Europe in the World (15 credits), semi-elective course
This course provides for an inter-disciplinary understanding of Europe’s role in the world and draws on a range of approaches in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. It examines the political, economic, social and security relations of Europe with the rest of the world from historical and contemporary perspectives. The study of “Europe” is understood in a broad sense to encompass various international organizations, state actors and civil societies. The course assesses the international significance of European integration, the impact of global developments on Europe, and the changing role of Europe in the new world order.

EU2220 - Social Europe (15 credits), semi-elective course
The course Social Europe seeks to consider the past, present, and future of Social Europe. The Course will focus on inter-disciplinary aspects of the European citizenship, i.e. rights and obligations, work, family, gender, identity, immigration and the future of European welfare states. The students will get in-depth knowledge of the diversity of European social policies, of their political background and of current welfare reforms. The course addresses and problematizes European social policy and law. This provides the baseline for thematic elaborations on different social problems and future challenges for the EU, including analyses of the relation between the EU, the Council of Europe and the member states.

Your choce of four different methods courses (15 credits)

EU2500 - Master’s Thesis in European Studies (30 credits), compulsory course
Each student will formulate, plan and complete a Master's thesis in a given span of time. Writing the Master's thesis will develop students' ability to plan and manage large projects, and collect and analyze social science data to answer an original research question of relevance to European studies. Each student will be assigned a supervisor for the thesis work. Students will present and defend the thesis at a final seminar, as well as act as a discussant on another student’s thesis. In order to facilitate the aims and learning outcomes of the course, the course is organized around a series of working seminars, where students are expected to contribute both with their ideas and work with their own thesis, as well as with their comments on other students work. The preparation and planning of the Master's thesis start during the fall semester.

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