Europe after the Cold War

Course NameEurope after the Cold War
Course CodeIRS230
DescriptionThis course aims to explore and to help students understand Europe in the post-Cold War world. The Cold War dictated the shape, actions, and identities of European states for generations, and Europe continues to be affected by this legacy as well as the changes experienced since 1989. Of particular importance are the changes experienced regarding security, economics, and national identity. These areas in particular will be concentrated on in the course.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend transformation of Central and Eastern European countries;
– Describe the enlargement of relevant international institutions in the wake of the Cold War’s end (EU, NATO);
– Compare countries in Central Europe in terms of their accession and integration process.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS