Bachelor of Arts in International Studies major in European Studies
Degree Codes: Program- ABIS Plan- ABIS-EUS
International Political Economy IPOLECO
The fine, thin line between politics and economics is further complicated by the advances that mankind had achieved in transportation, communication, production, information technology and governance in the last two centuries. It is becoming more and more apparent that we need to study the relationship between states and markets with perspectives that take into account the progress made in the aforementioned areas. This course seeks to help you understand what is happening, what has happened, why they happened and what is likely to happen in International Political Economy. This course will give you new perspectives, new eyes with which to see the way states deal with one another. You will be living in a progressively interconnected world. Knowledge of what goes on outside your country and the ability to analyze IPE related data will be invaluable to you whatever your field of expertise.
Prerequisite: INSTUDI, POLIGOV, ENGLTRI
European History EURHIST
This course intends to provide a survey of European history from classical to contemporary times with emphasis from 400 AD to the present. The discussion focuses on events on early Europe which can shed light on the developments of the 19th and 20th centuries Europe. The course also considers the following important topics: a) the evolution and influence of `religion and religious discord; b) the rise and fall of early Europe Empires; and c) the evolution and influence of European philosophy, political and economic systems, culture, and important advances in the sciences.
Prerequisite: INSTUDI, POLIGOV, ENGLTRI
Seminar on the Government and Politics of Selected
European States EUPOGOV
This course introduces the students to the political environment of the United Kingdom, France and the Federal Republic of Germany. Their political history, culture and governmental structure shall be explored and evaluated throughout the course. A discussion on the structure of the European Union will also be included in the latter part of the course.
European Economics EUROECO
The course is designed to give an introductory economic analysis of European integration, as well as, the methods and processes towards Economic and Monetary Union in Europe. The stages of economic integration will be emphasized, and a discussion of the economics of common policies in the European Union is also included.
European Foreign Relations EUROFOR
The European Community at the onset of its foundation did not seek any proactive role vis a vis the rest of Europe and the world. The foundations of European Union’s (as it was later named) power and influence lie primarily in its achievement as an economic and a monetary (in-process) union and all that it implies in terms of institutional structures and culture. The EU’s emergence as a global actor has indeed in many respects been an involuntary not to say unexpected by product of this internal success and eventually the socio-politico-historical turn of events in its very own continent and the nearby regions. The present and the future foreign relations of the EU will or may more and more incorporate features of the “traditional” great power. New global actors (governmental, non-governmental, regional economic blocks, transnational agencies, others) are positioning themselves in all spheres of influence and the EU finds itself by default and by nec essity to crystallize its own foreign relations policy.
Introduction to International Law INTTLAW
This is an exciting time to be studying international law. The end of the Cold War opened up space for more active intervention by international organizations in international peace and security and for more intense cooperation among states that had once belonged to ideologically opposed blocs. The 9/11 attacks have put the flight against terrorism at the top of the international agenda, but there are grounds to fear that the US war against Iraq without the support of the United Nations represented a setback for international law. Beyond these immediate concerns, other equally pressing, but more long-term issues, such as climate change, demand urgent action on the part of the international community.
There is little doubt that the potential of legal approaches to international problems still remains to be fulfilled. For this reason international law and international organizations, which for many years had been neglected in both departments of political science and law schools, are attracting ever-increasing number of students.
This course does not claim to be a comprehensive survey of international law. It does intend to acquaint you with its fundamental principles; to make you aware of the political and historical context of its development; to introduce you to a number of major international legal problems; to familiarize you with some of the most important international legal instruments; and to train you to bring to bear the basic principles on the analysis of international problems. The knowledge and skills you acquire should be useful to any international career.
European Elective EUROLEC
The elective course for European Studies majors allows students to take any of the specialized courses offered that may help them work on their undergraduate thesis. The courses are taught usually by students’ prospective thesis mentors or by visiting professors and will cover issues in European Conflict, Culture and Literature, Advanced International Political Economy and International Security.
European Contemporary Issues EUROCON
This is a seminar course designed for European Studies Majors. This course aims to create a global social consciousness among international studies majors and instill in them a sense of world citizenship. It aims to promote awareness of relevant and pertinent social issues in Europe today. It also aims to focus on the human element in the study of the region. It is hoped that students will acquire analytical skills that will enable them to independently uncover subtle forms of violence and creatively think of solutions to dilemmas they identify.
Thesis Proposal Writing for European Studies EURORE1
Students will be taught and guided in the formulation of their research proposals.
Practicum Course SEMPRAC
Students taking this course are required to spend 100 hours participating in the day-to-day activities of public agencies or private corporations that have international connections. Depending on their interests, students can choose between internship in agencies like the Department of Foreign Affairs or as assistants in participating European embassies and cultural centers. They may also opt to be apprentices in local businesses that deal in European goods or services.
Seminar in Area Studies AREASEM
(The Literatures of Europe)
The general objective of the course is to make the student appreciate the breadth of the literatures of Europe. It also aims to form the following Lasallian values and characteristics: proficiency in oral and written communication, critical and logical thinking, appreciation for cultural concerns, and innovativeness. Study of selected literary texts written in different countries and at different periods in the literary history of Europe.
(Conflicts in Europe)
The primary aim of this course is to equip students with theories and concepts that will help them understand contemporary conflicts in Europe. In the first half of the course, students will initially be introduced to general trends and the nature of conflicts in the post Cold-war era to provide the context for conflicts in Europe. The second half will focus on specific case studies such as the Northern Irish conflict, the ETA in Spain, ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, and conflicts in the former Soviet Union, specifically Russia and the North Caucasus region to name specific examples.
Thesis Writing Proper EURORE2
Pre-requisite: Thesis Writing One
Students will be guided in the completion of their undergraduate theses or seminar papers.
Elementary French ELEMFRE
A study of the fundamentals of French grammar with emphasis on reading and conversation. Basic aspects of grammar and vocabulary building are taken up.
Intermediate French 1 INTEFRE
A systematic review of Elementary French. Conversation and reading are emphasized. Grammatical aspects involve the present, past, and future tenses, plural of nouns and adjectives, imperative mood; comparison of masculine and feminine, adjectives; pronouns, and introduction to the subjective mood.
Intermediate French 2 FRENCH3
A continuation of the study of French grammar with emphasis on conversation.
Advanced French FRENCH4
The reading of short and simple composition and newspaper articles in French. This course embraces a systematic review of French 1,2,3. Reading materials on social science and business are introduced.
Advanced French Conversation FRENCH5
The course includes techniques of oral expression designed to develop greater fluency, based on topics in contemporary French civilization and culture.
Elementary Spanish SPANONE
A beginning course in Spanish aimed at preparing the students for oral communication in realistic situations.
Intermediate Spanish SPANTWO
A course aiming to review previous knowledge in Spanish and to incorporate it with new concepts. Reading for comprehension is emphasized.
Advanced Spanish 1 SPANTRI
A study of the more advanced aspects and elements of Spanish grammar with exercises in communication and letter writing.
Advanced Spanish 2 SPANFOR
An intensive review of Spanish of well-known Filipino writers.
Readings in Hispano-Philippine Literature SPANFIV
Study of Literary works in Spanish of well-known Filipino writers.