The structure, function, and performance of the European economy since World War II. Emphasis is placed on description and analysis of European economic integration. Topics include: the origins and institutions of the European Union, creation of the customs union, unification of the internal market, implementation of common policies for agriculture and competition, monetary union, geographic enlargement, and social Europe.
Students are expected to participate actively in lecture and section. The graded assignments are two essay examinations and one short paper. After enrollment reaches its cap, if places become available, students are taken in order from the waiting list. Students who miss the first two days of class without permission are dropped automatically from the course.