European Union

POL30017 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


100 credit points

Aims and objectives

At the completion of this unit, students will have acquired the skills to analyse the social, political, policy, institutional and economic changes which created the European Union in the 1950s through to the current days. In addition, students will have mastered the unique institutional political and economic machinery used by the European Union in its pursuance of an integrated European Union.

Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
1. Debate the origins and drivers of the European Union
2. Investigate the role of the Treaties which have provided the pillars for the construction and governance of the European Union
3. Analyse the main political, social and economic dimensions of the European Union
4. Evaluate Australia’s engagement and relationship with the European Union
5. Interpret the future of the European Union and its impact on global relations
6. Effectively work in teams and communicate in both written and oral form in a manner appropriate to business