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European and Russian Studies (EURR) Courses

EURR 5001 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Current debates and methodological approaches within various academic disciplines relating to Europe, Russia, and Eurasia.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute or enrolment in the EURUS program.


EURR 5002 [0.5 credit]
Post-Soviet States and Societies

The relationship between social forces and state structures at both the national and local levels in the USSR and the post-soviet states.
Also listed as PSCI 5110.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4002 and PSCI 4502.

EURR 5003 [0.5 credit]
Social and Political Perspectives in Europe

Social issues and policies in the European Union including European identity, democratic legitimacy, nationalist and extremist political movements, Euroscepticism, migration and immigration, social inclusion/exclusion and social models, gender and family policy, regional differentiation.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4003, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5008 [0.5 credit]
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe

Ethnic basis of nationalism in the region. Ethnic politics and trends.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4008.

EURR 5010 [0.5 credit]
Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Examination of various issues in research design and methodology, with examples from the academic literature. Discussion of student research proposals.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5200 (no longer offered) and EURR 5300 (no longer offered).

EURR 5100 [0.5 credit]
Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe

Processes of nation-building in the region examined in terms of a particular country, or set of countries. Country focus may vary.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4100, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5101 [0.5 credit]
Russian Domestic Politics

Examination of the evolution of Russian domestic politics and society since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Themes discussed include the transformation of Russia's political system, changes in the behavior of political elites, the evolution of Russia's social structure, and federal-regional relations.
Also listed as PSCI 5112.
Seminar tbree hours per week.

EURR 5102 [0.5 credit]
The International Political Economy of Transition

Problems of reintegration into the world economy and dilemmas of transition from command to market economies. Topics may include new trade and investment patterns, role in regional and international economic organizations, search for appropriate exchange rate policies, impact of Western assistance.
Also listed as INAF 5802.

EURR 5103 [0.5 credit]
Sustainability and Development in the Arctic: Transformations in the Circumpolar North

The Circumpolar Arctic Region is undergoing rapid political, economic, social and technological development, which impacts sustainability. Climate, contaminants and biological diversity focus international attention. Nunavut, the Russian North, major developments, and international circumpolar regime formation, with emphasis on environment and development.

EURR 5104 [0.5 credit]
European Integration and European Security

A seminar focusing on security issues related to the formation of supra-national decision-making structures in Europe.
Also listed as PSCI 5608.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4104, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5105 [0.5 credit]
European Economic Integration

Economic issues and policies related to the process of European integration and the development of the post-World War II European Union.
Also listed as INAF 5803.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1000.

EURR 5106 [0.5 credit]
Selected Topics in European Integration Studies

Selected topics related to post-World War II European integration.
Also listed as PSCI 5609.

EURR 5107 [0.5 credit]
Russia’s Regional and Global Ambitions

This course examines domestic conditions in Russia from 2000 to the present and the framing of Russia’s foreign policy and strategic objectives towards the former Soviet republics and other key global actors, including the United States, the European Union, NATO and China.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4107.

EURR 5108 [0.5 credit]
Canada-EU Relations: Summer Module

Relations between Canada and Europe in the context of European integration, with attention to policy issues affecting the relationship and/or areas of common policy challenges.
Also listed as PSCI 5103.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 5106 and PSCI 5609 if taken in the summer of 2003-2004 or 2004-05.
Prerequisite(s): previous course in European integration or permission of the instructor.

EURR 5109 [0.5 credit]
The EU in International Affairs

The impact of the EU on international affairs; the internal development of the EU, the evolution of integration theory, and the growth of the EU’s external relations capabilities.
Also listed as INAF 5805.

EURR 5201 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in European Studies

Selected topics related to Europe and/or the European Union.

EURR 5202 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Russian, Eurasian, and Transition Studies

Selected topics related to the communist and post-communist states and processes of transition they are undergoing.

EURR 5204 [0.5 credit]
Central Europe, Past and Present

Evolution and current status of Central Europe from periods of foreign control in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries to independent statehood. Emphasis on national accommodations and conflicts.
Also listed as HIST 5604.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4204, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5205 [0.5 credit]
The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

The EU's European Neighbourhood Policy and Eastern partnership policy, the Russia-EU “strategic partnership”. Policies and reactions of non-EU East European countries toward the EU. The interaction of Member state policies and EU policies. May include attention to historical legacies, cultural factors, public opinion, energy security.
Also listed as INAF 5807, PSCI 5111.


EURR 5301 [0.5 credit]
Internship and Applied Policy Skills

A seminar accompanying an unpaid internship placement to develop workplace and applied policy skills. Relating applied experience to academic literature. Writing skills for an applied policy setting. Internship placement: 12 days over 12 weeks.
Also listed as EURR 4206.
Prerequisite(s): Open only to EURUS MA students with a minimum B+ average and placement in an internship position in the same semester or in the previous semester (based on a competitive application process).

EURR 5302 [0.5 credit]
EU Summer Study Abroad

This course is open only to students in approved summer study options in Europe, particularly the EU Study Tour.
Prerequisite(s): approval of the Institute.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4302, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5303 [0.5 credit]
Contemporary Europe: From Postwar to the European Union

History of contemporary Europe from 1945 to present covering both eastern and western halves of the continent and including social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4303, HIST 4606, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5304 [0.5 credit]
Europe and International Migration

Europe’s role in international migration. Topics to be discussed may include migration and mobility as both assets and challenges for sending, transit, and destination countries, changing geographies of migration, inclusion and exclusion, political mobilization, and responses of European states and other actors.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4304, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5305 [0.5 credit]
Imperial Russia and the Russian Revolution

Examination of the expansion and downfall of tsarist Russia from the eighteenth century to the revolutionary era and the establishment of Bolshevik rule. Topics include the relationship between the monarchy and subject peoples, social and economic change, and daily life.
Also listed as HIST 5607.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203 (no longer offered), EURR 5203 (no longer offered), HIST 4603 (no longer offered), HIST 5603 (no longer offered).
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4305, for which additional credit is precluded.

EURR 5306 [0.5 credit]
The Soviet Union: Power and Culture

Examination of the rise of the Soviet Union to a global power and subsequent tensions that promoted its collapse. The course will analyze Stalinism, the Second World War, the Thaw, and Brezhnev and Gorbachev eras through the lens of the USSR’s citizens.
Also listed as HIST 5608.
Precludes additional credit for EURR 4203 (no longer offered), EURR 5203 (no longer offered), HIST 4603 (no longer offered), HIST 5603 (no longer offered).
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as EURR 4306, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

EURR 5900 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of Russian, Eurasian and Transition issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5901 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in Russian, Eurasian and Transition Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of Russian, Eurasian and Transition issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5902 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and European Union Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of European and European Union issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5903 [0.5 credit]
Tutorial in European and European Union Studies

Directed readings on selected aspects of European and European Union issues.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5908 [1.0 credit]
Research Essay

A research essay on a topic relating to European, Russian or Eurasian Studies.

EURR 5909 [2.0 credits]
M.A. Thesis

Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute.

EURR 5913 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term

Prerequisite(s): registration in the Co-operative Education Program option in the M.A. program in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca