HIS12: Pax Germanica

History of European Integration

Dates and times: Fall semester, Tuesdays 3:00–4:00 pm GMT & Fridays, 1:30–2:30 pm GMT.
Enrol by 19 August 2024 for the Fall 2024 semester.

Fall ####: Completed the History Course "Pax Germanica: History of European Integration" instructed by Dr Emmanuel Comte. Through 12 weeks of 1-hour lectures and 1-hour discussion seminars, culminating in research work as the final examination, honed my knowledge and skills in the subject area. URL: https://www.emmanuel-comte.eu/his12-pax-germanica/.
Dive deep into the heart of European politics and discover the pivotal role Germany has played in weaving the fabric of European unity. “Pax Germanica: History of European Integration” is a course designed to offer a thorough understanding of the complex forces driving the European Union, spotlighting Germany’s central role from the aftermath of World War II to the present day.
What You’ll Learn:
– Foundational Insights: Gain a comprehensive overview of European integration, with a special focus on Germany’s influence over political, economic, and social integration within Europe.
– Deep Historical Analysis: Explore the early steps towards European unity, the establishment of the European Community, and the evolution into today’s European Union.
– Critical Skills Development: Enhance your research skills by analysing primary and secondary sources, constructing well-supported arguments, and engaging with scholarly debates.
– Theoretical and Practical Knowledge: Get acquainted with theoretical concepts of international relations and their application to European integration through a practical, research-driven approach.
How You’ll Learn:
– Engaging Weekly Lectures: New lectures are posted online every Tuesday at 3:00 pm GMT, allowing you to study at your own pace.
– Interactive Discussions: Participate in lively Zoom discussion sessions every Friday at 1:30 pm GMT.
– Comprehensive Support Materials: Access some readings, all lecture recordings, and all lecture transcripts through the Moodle forum.
– Capstone Research Project: Undertake a detailed research project to perfect your learning journey.
Who Should Join? 
This course is perfect for students, professionals, and enthusiasts interested in European politics, history, and the forces that have shaped the European Union. If you’re keen to understand the dynamics of European integration and Germany’s critical role in it, this course is for you.
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‘Professor [Comte] is very precise in his points and arguments on the subject at hand week by week. Very helpful, and willing to answer any and all questions. [I] really enjoyed course in the structure he presented it in.’Student from Berkeley.

‘I think Professor Comte is an outstanding instructor. He is clear and articulate with all his points.’Student from Berkeley.