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Teaching

Teaching at the Jean Monnet Chair and Center for European Integration

Through tuition, students are given the ability to reflect on different questions of European Integration and to analyze them as they relate to other disciplines, such as Comparative Studies, International Relations, Policy Analysis, and Political Theory. Introductory courses (lectures and undergraduate classes) provide a general review of the historical development of integration, the political system of the EU, central policy fields, and various approaches to integration theory.

Graduate classes give students the possibility of concentration and specialization in various fields and questions of Integration Studies. This can be either the analysis of individual policy fields (e.g. welfare policy, environmental policy, external relations), the examination of specific challenges to European Integration (enlargement, consolidation, constitutionalization, democratization), or the analysis of vertical and horizontal (transnational) processes of governance in the EU.

Programs of Study

The Center and the Jean Monnet Chair offer classes and modules on European Integration as well as on regional policy analysis as it relates to Europe in the following programs of study:

  • BA Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institute, Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Diplom Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institute, Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • MA Political Science at the Otto-Suhr-Institute, Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • BA und MA Social Studies (teaching degree) at the Otto-Suhr-Institute, Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • MA International Relations of the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Universität Potsdam
  • MA Sociology – European Societies at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Euromasters (yearlong postgraduate study course of the Freie Universität, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin)
  • A Master in European Studies is currently in its planning phase.

Additionally, organization and implementation of the integrated German-French study program in cooperation with the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) are in the Center’s responsibility.

Apart from offering classes on the undergraduate and graduate level, the support of PhD candidates is of great importance to the Center. Therefore, the Center and the Jean Monnet Chair are actively participating in the establishment of an international post-graduate program, which shall be incorporated into the Dahlem Research School of the Freie Universität Berlin.