Relations between the European Union and Africa, Asia, Latin America

leusl2303  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Relations between the European Union and Africa, Asia, Latin America
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
Language
English
Main themes
This course outlines and analyses the relations between Europe and these three regions with a special focus on their economic dimension.
Aims

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

1 - Understanding the main stakes of the economic and political relations between Europe and these regions.
- Developing a multidisciplinary approach to European international relations taking into account its historical, geographical, economic, institutional and political dimensions.
 

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
For each region, the course examines the different aspects of the relationship with Europe. It starts by analyzing the historical evolution of economic and political relations between Europe and each of these regions. The course examines the structure of economic flows (trade, FDI, portfolio) between Europe and each region. It also outlines and comments on the agreements and the relations between Europe and each region. For each region, the course provides case studies that highlight particular aspects of the relations between Europe and the given regions.
Teaching methods

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

The preparation of readings and relevant participation will account for 30% of the final mark. Each week, each student has to summarize a total of 100-120 pages from articles or books selected in the reading list of the course (downloadable from the website of the course).  An electronic version of the weekly summaries is to be sent by mail to the professor one day before the lecture takes place. Weekly summaries should not exceed 1500 words. Weekly summaries will be marked and will account for 30% of the final mark.

Evaluation methods

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

At the end of the term, each student will have to submit an essay of 5000 words that will be defended in an oral examination of 30 minutes. The essay and the oral defense will account for the remaining 70% of the final mark.
Students can choose between English and French for their summaries, the written essay and the oral examination.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Specialised master in European Business and Economic Policy

Master [120] in European Studies