Course Catalog

Study Program WiSe 2022/2023

Integrierte Europa-Studien, B.A.

3. Fachsemester

IES-M7a: Politik und Gesellschaft (BPO2020)

Wahlpflicht, 9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-31-3-M7a-2Law and Courts in the EU Multi-Level Polity (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

weekly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 10:00 - 12:00 GW1 B0100

The European Union is defined as a legal community. In fact, law and courts have fundamentally shaped and continue to shape European integration. This undergraduate seminar addresses students that wish to understand how and why law and courts matter for the polity, politics and policy of the EU. In the first section of the course, we will critically examine the purported function of courts, such as resolving disputes or enforcing legal norms. We will then turn to the role of the supranational European Court of Justice and its interaction with ordinary courts in the Member States, reflecting on the importance of their interaction for constructing a legal order in the EU. Subsequently, we will deal with the role of constitutional courts and reflect on the delicate balance between EU law and constitutional law. In a next step, we will discuss the emergence of a so-called European constitutional network composed of national constitutional courts, the CJEU and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). In a final section of this course, we will apply the acquired knowledge to constitutional politics and the current crisis of the rule of law in selected EU Member States.

Dr. Stefan Thierse

IES-M7c: Geschichtspolitik in der Gegenwart (BPO2020)

Wahlpflicht, 9 CP
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-31-3-M7c-1Europe and its Colonialisms: Facing up to the Past? (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

weekly (starts in week: 1) Wed. 12:00 - 14:00 SFG 2060

Contemporary Europe is increasingly becoming aware of its colonial pasts. From political debates about postcolonial responsibility, to new trends in popular literature in mainstream historiography, and major museums taking stock of the provenance of their collections, the imperial past is visible throughout public life.

This course is designed to help students understand the postcolonial turn in European societies and cultures. It acts both as an introduction to postcolonial theory and dependency studies, and as an exploration of Europe’s internal and external colonialisms. Students will be introduced to classic postcolonial thinkers from the global South, such as Edward Said and Frantz Fanon, whose critiques of European imperialism and western discourse laid the foundations for further critical reflections on global colonial legacies. We will also explore the imperial legacies of individual western European nations and their dominant representations of imperial history, as well as the implication of the EU as a supranational body in the legacies of imperialism.

Debates around colonial relations along Europe’s east-west axis will also be studied in some depth: is the very notion of ‘eastern Europe’ an ‘intellectual project of demi-Orientalization’, as Larry Wolff has argued? Moreover, was the Soviet Union a colonial empire, and how did the fall of state socialism in 1989/91 affect the region and its dependencies?

Overall, the course will offer a multiperspectival overview of postcolonial approaches to European identities and cultures.

N.B. Students studying for IES Module M7c should sign up for BOTH seminars in the module, i.e. also "08-31-3-M7c-2: Jüdisch-europäische Geschichte und Kultur".

Simon Lewis

General Studies

General Studies

Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
09-60-M8/9-FMedia Communication System in Ukraine (in English)

Seminar (Teaching)

Additional dates:
Fri. 18.11.22 12:00 - 18:00 IW3 0390
Fri. 25.11.22 12:00 - 18:00 IW3 0390
Sat. 10.12.22 10:00 - 17:00 IW3 0390
Sat. 17.12.22 10:00 - 17:00 IW3 0390

Artem Zakharchenko ((LB))

Kultur und Zeitgeschichte Ost-/Mitteleuropas

Die Veranstaltungen werden für General Studies oder das Ersatzprogramm empfohlen
Course numberTitle of eventLecturer
08-28-GS-1Kolloquium zur Geschichte Osteuropas (in English)
Colloquium on East European History

Colloquium (Teaching)

fortnightly (starts in week: 1) Tue. 18:15 - 19:45 IW3 0390 (2 Teaching hours per week)
fortnightly (starts in week: 2) Tue. 18:15 - 19:45 External location: Zoom (2 Teaching hours per week)

Additional dates:
Tue. 01.11.22 18:45 - 20:15 Rathaus Bremen, Am Markt 21, 28195 Bremen
Tue. 24.01.23 18:15 - 19:45 IW3 0390

Das Kolloquium dient Lehrenden, Forschenden und Studierenden zum Austausch über aktuelle Forschungsvorhaben, neue Ansätze und Ergebnisse in der Osteuropäischen Geschichte. Etablierte Wissenschaftler*innen, aber auch Doktorand*innen stellen in einem 45minütigen Vortrag ihre aktuelle Arbeit vor, die dann in weiteren 45 Minuten diskutiert wird. Alle Studierenden und Lehrenden sind herzlich eingeladen!

Prof. Dr. Susanne Schattenberg
Elias Angele