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Syllabus Europe Borealis - The EU in the High North (simulation) - 54609
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Last update 28-10-2018
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Cont. German Studies:politics, Soc.&Cult

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Tamir Sinai

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: by prior arrangement

Teaching Staff:

Course/Module description:
The simulation will put each student into the role of an EU member state participating in a working group within the CSDP structures, discussing the role of the EU in the security of the Arctic, the problem of duplication with NATO etc.

Course/Module aims:
The course will explore the possibilities but also the realistic constraints that the involvement of the EU in Arctic security falls under. It will highlight the possible areas of activity where the Union might add value vis-à-vis a Russia and others that are securitizing and militarizing the Arctic.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- describe in which forms and fora the EU is involved in the Arctic
- point out the possible shortfalls to a limited arctic policy by the EU in light of strategic goals set out in the EUSS
- identify the points of possible cooperation and/or duplication with NATO and other IOs.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:

Course/Module Content:
_Introduction to the EU Security Strategy. Overview of the current (hard) security situation in the Arctic. Lecture on possible challenges to EU security interests in the Arctic. Open simulation of Council deliberations and possibly decision_

Required Reading:;

Additional Reading Material:
Individual research

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 50 %
Project work 50 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.