Economic and Monetary Union

leusl2112  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Economic and Monetary Union
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Main themes
This course offers an analysis of the build-up and the functioning of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) from two distinct disciplinary perspectives that allows to shed light on both the power struggles between the Eurozone actors and the economic constraints and challenges they are facing.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - Identify and understand the main economic concepts underlying the build-up and functioning of the  EMU.
- Explain the power and institutional dynamics shaping the Eurozone governance.
- Apply economic and political sciences concepts when analyzing contemporary EMU debates and reforms.
- Understand and replicate the strategical behavior of Eurozone actors.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
The main objectives of this master course are to explore, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the politics of the Economic and Monetary Union. This interdisciplinary perspective allows shedding light on both the power struggles between the Eurozone actors and the economic constraints and challenges they are facing. In particular, one of the main objectives is to understand how and why the Eurozone financial crisis occurred and what its political and societal consequences are. In order to understand EMU politics, we will focus on the structuring role of economic ideas and political institutions as well as on the strategies of global players and their unintended consequences.
Before each course, you must read the compulsory reading and watch the documentary. You must also complete the Wikipedia-related assignments for each course on the Moodle dashboard.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Aims:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
-        Identify and understand the main economic concepts underlying the build-up and functioning of the  EMU
-        Explain the power and institutional dynamics shaping the Eurozone governance
-        Apply economic and political sciences concepts when analyzing contemporary EMU debates and reforms.
-        Be Wikipedia stars!
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Grading :
50% of the final notation: Collective Wikipedia assignments (covering the whole process from choosing the topic to peer reviewing other papers to polishing the entry)
50% of the final notation: final personal reflective essay or original essay to be handled online.
In case of a switch to online teaching, the Wikipedia assignments will be held on Teams.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations

Advanced Master in European Business and Economic Policy

Master [120] in Public Administration

Master [120] in European Studies