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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleDipEurSt
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3903
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us/

Notes

  • Students must be enrolled in a bachelor or double degree at an Australian university. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty/university. This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Equivalent to one year full-time, taken part-time over three years.

Description

The course encourages students to acquire knowledge, not only of Europe, but also of the contemporary world in the context of Europe's cultural and intellectual development. It also provides an introduction to history, institutions and policies of the European Union and its role and significance in current affairs. This course will be of interest to students from a range of backgrounds, including business and economics, law, the natural sciences and engineering, as well as the humanities and social sciences. It aims to make students aware of the essential political, cultural, social and economic realities of today's Europe.

Objectives

Graduates are expected to develop:

  • the intellectual capabilities inherent in the interpretation of sources of knowledge pertaining to the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • the capacity for quantitative and qualitative analysis, critique and creative thinking in the discipline
  • an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the field of study
  • the skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, including other practical skills such as computer skills, appropriate to the academic discipline.

Structure

This course consists of a standard 48 point major consisting of a first year sequence of 12 points and one of the following:

  • 12 points of second year level studies (normally two units) and 24 points of third-year level studies (normally four units)
  • 18 points of second-year level studies (normally three units) and 18 points of third-year level studies (normally three units).

Requirements

Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence (48 points) in European and European Union studies in consultation with the Monash European and EU Centre. For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/ug-european-and-european-union-studies.html.

Award(s)

Diploma in European Studies