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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

European Integration

Instructor(s): Joerg Bibow, Economics

Will the new Europe challenge US supremacy as a superpower, or is it destined for global irrelevance?  Students will explore the process of European integration from the wars of the past century through the establishment of the European Union, from the destruction of the Berlin Wall through the adoption of a common currency.  How will Europe face the important challenges that remain?  How will the member countries define their common interests and deal with their remarkable diversity.  Students will examine these issues through the varied lenses of history, geography, political science, and economics.

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