EUROPEAN 100/100G : Europe and the World


2022 Semester Two (1225) (15 POINTS)

Course Prescription

An introduction to the study of Europe, organised around a number of major themes, including linguistic and ethnic groupings, historical periods, literary and cultural movements, religious and philosophical traditions, and political and cultural figures. An ideal course for students wishing to explore European culture and civilisation.

Course Overview

This introduction to European Studies plunges students directly into the most pressing issues facing the mass of cultures and countries (and of course the supranational entity under which they are organized, the European Union) that make up modern Europe. Using a chronological approach, the course helps students grasp and react to the long history of this troubled and fascinating continent. Weekly lectures will take us from early civilizations to the modern populations co-existing, sometimes peacefully, sometimes not, in that same space. Considering key historical events in tutorials (the Black Death; the French Revolution, World War I) will reinforce topics covered in lectures. Following a number of perennial themes will show us that the “past is never dead; it is not even past.”

Course Requirements

No pre-requisites or restrictions

Capabilities Developed in this Course

Capability 1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice
Capability 3: Solution Seeking
Capability 4: Communication and Engagement
Capability 6: Social and Environmental Responsibilities
Graduate Profile: Bachelor of Arts

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Situate the European Union within a broad understanding of national and international issues, as well as debates. (Capability 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
  2. Demonstrate specific knowledge of the development of the national cultures of Europen and how this engages with local, national, and global concerns. (Capability 3.1 and 3.2)
  3. Explain and communicate interpretations of cultural and political issues about Europe in a persuasive manner. (Capability 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3)
  4. Research issues pertaining to the European Union effectively. (Capability 3.2)
  5. Analyse Europeans Studies as a field connected to institutioinal, industrial, historical and cultural formations and practices. (Capability 1.1 and 1.2)


Assessment Type Percentage Classification
Coursework 60% Individual Coursework
Final exam 40% Individual Examination

Next offered

Semester 1, 2023

Workload Expectations

This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week on each 15 point course that they are enrolled in, including class time and personal study and assignment preparation.

Delivery Mode

Campus Experience or Online

This course is available for delivery to students studying remotely outside NZ in 2022.

Campus Experience

Attendance is expected at scheduled on-campus activities including lectures and tutorials to successfully complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities such as tutorials will not be available as recordings.
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.

Online (offshore students) 

Attendance is expected at scheduled online activities including tutorials to successfully complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities such as tutorials will not be available as recordings.

This course runs to the University semester timetable and all the associated completion dates and deadlines will apply.

Learning Resources

Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).

Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.

Student Feedback

At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.

Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.

Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.


Academic Integrity

The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.

Class Representatives

Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.

Inclusive Learning

All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.

Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website

Well-being always comes first
We all go through tough times during the semester, or see our friends struggling. There is lots of help out there - for more information, look at this Canvas page, which has links to various support services in the University and the wider community.

Special Circumstances

If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.

If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page

This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.

Learning Continuity

In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.

Student Charter and Responsibilities

The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter


Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.

In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.

Published on 28/06/2022 01:28 p.m.