European integration history from a transnational perspective


Interpersonal development techniques
Contact hours
27 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors
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Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

No educational contribution associated with this course for this program.


The course deals with the milestones of the European integration process, from the aftermath of WW2 up to the enlargement in 2004-2007, bringing together and confronting different historical and cultural perspectives. The aim of this course is to make students reflect upon the reasons and consequences of the diversity of those perspectives across the European continent, by sharing their views and learning from each other in the frame of a virtual exchange. Students will learn more than just from their national perspective; and they will have the opportunity to co-create the content of the course by sharing their experience and by working in international teams. This course, based on experiential learning, is engaging, interactive, and student-centred: students verbally and visually exchange opinions working in small international teams in asynchronous sessions, and altogether during synchronous sessions. The course is taught together with Dr. Lucyna BLAZEJCZYK-MAJKA, associate professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) and is part of the EPICUR campus course catalogue (

Teaching methods


- E-learning

In group

- Oral presentations
- Projects
- Case studies/texts


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) acquire knowledge about the European integration process from more than just one national perspective
  • - (level 6) develop skills related to the creative thinking about intercultural differences

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 2) practice intercultural skills in an online context
  • - (level 3) debate about the reasons and consequences of multiple & differentiated national perceptions on the EU integration process


The course runs during 7 weeks. Each week there are 2 sessions: the first one on Monday is always asynchronous with a series of tasks to be completed on Moodle, individually or with teammates, and the second always takes place synchronously via ZOOM sessions. All sessions are online to allow for the participation of students from the 9 EPICUR campuses. Week 1: Monday 2 October (1 hour asynchronous MOODLE), Thursday 5 October (2 hours synchronous ZOOM) Week 2: 9/10 (1 hour MOODLE), 12/10 (2 hours synchronous ZOOM) Week 3: 16/10 (1 hour MOODLE), 19/10 (2 hours ZOOM) Week 4: 23/10 (1 hour MOODLE), 26/10 (2 hours ZOOM) Week 5: 6/11 (1 hour MOODLE), 9/11 (2 hours ZOOM) Week 6: 13/11 (2 hours MOODLE), 16/11 (2 hours ZOOM) Week 7: 20/11 (2 hours MOODLE), 23/11 (2 hours ZOOM) Week 8 (final session): 30/11 (4 hours ZOOM)

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

There is no prerequisite to the course

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Newspaper articles

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Coaching/mentoring


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Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

McCormick, John, Understanding the European union, A concise introduction, any edition (the more recent the better), Palgrave MacMillan Borchardt, Klaus-Dieter, The ABC of European Union law, 2017, EU Publications office ( Martin della Torre, Victoria, Europe, a Leap Into the Unknown: A Journey Back in Time to Meet the Founders of the European Union, 2021, Peter Lang

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EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered
Menu Sabine, Paul Collowald, une vie à dépasser les frontières, 2018, Peter Lang


List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : all sessions
Written and oral (60 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 50 %
Details : Weekly participation to the tasks on Moodle followed by the discussions during the ZOOM sessions
Final evaluationLast class
Written and oral (30 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 50 %
Details : Presentation of the final work prepared in international teams on a shared approach of one milestone of the EU integration process of your choice.
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