Europe: Identities and Citizenship

Subject 166-205 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial a week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Usually one subject of first-year politics or first-year European studies. 131-123 Europe: Ideas and Nations 1600-2000 is recommended and, along with this subject, forms the recommended pathway for entry to the major in European Studies.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Assoc Prof Philomena Murray
Subject Overview:

The main aims of this subject are to introduce students to the concept (and conceptual problems) of Europe, and to some of the major problems in contemporary Europe. Many of these issues are examined both comparatively and theoretically, and by reference to major individual countries. There will be consideration of the problems related to issues of identity and nationalism in general, and as these relate to selected countries of Europe, as well as the threat of racism. Students will also investigate European citizenship in the context of the European Union. Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of migration in Europe, a problem highlighted by the refugees from Eastern Europe to Western Europe, and have an enriched knowledge of the place of the study of identity in terms of how Europe is conceptualised, from both within Europe and beyond.

Assessment: An essay of 2000 words 50 (due mid-semester) and a 2-hour exam 50 (due during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available.
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to research through the competent use of the library and other information sources, and be able to define areas of inquiry and methods of research in the preparation of essays;

  • be able to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, tutorial discussion and presentations;

  • be able to communicate knowledge ideologically and economically through essay writing and tutorial discussion;

  • be able to manage and organise workloads for recommended reading, the completion of essays and assignments and examination revision;

  • be able to participate in team work through small group discussions.


Formerly available as 166-008/110. Students who have completed 166-008 or 166-110 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Arts (International Studies)
Diploma in Arts (Political Science)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (International Politics)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Political Science)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (International Politics)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)

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