Many courses with a strong EU component are offered every year at Princeton.
ECO 372/EPS 342 Economics of the European Union
POL 434 Europe in World Affairs
This course covers Europe's historical and contemporary role in world politics. Topics include the legacy of the two world wars, the Cold War, colonialism and decolonization, the genesis and subsequent development of the EC/EU, and the challenges confronting present-day Europe. These challenges include immigration, enlargement, democratization, and the EU's role in military affairs. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the evolution of Europe's role in world affairs, an ability to explain and evaluate contemporary European foreign policy, and a greater capacity to critically analyze history's repetitive nature.
POL 509 State, Society, and Democracy in Twentieth Century Europe
Situated at the intersection of the history of political thought, public law, and social theory, this course examines the ways European thinkers have argued about how, if at all, democratic ideals can be realized in the circumstances of modernity, social complexity and modern capitalism in particular. Evaluation of their arguments about the political forms, especially types of states, and the bases of social integration, nationalism in particular, that democracy might require. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the welfare-state, its critics from Hayek to Foucault, and attempts to save it on a supranational level.