The Jean Monnet Chair in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations at Carleton University supports courses related to the European Union on a variety of topics. The course outlines for these courses are made available for consultation:

Current/Upcoming Courses

Fall 2018

EURR 5001A Interdisciplinary Seminar In European and Russian Studies (co-taught with Professor James Casteel and Crina Viju). This course is the core interdisciplinary seminar for EURUS MA students in the EU concentration. It serves to familiarize students with major directions of research and debates in the field of study; to examine themes and approaches within major disciplines (Political Science, Economics, Sociology, History, Cultural Studies, International Affairs, and Law); and to assess the importance and utility of these disciplines’ theories and concepts in studying the region. The course considers developments at the national and EU levels, as well as differences and similarities between sub-regions of Europe. Please find the course outline here.

Summer 2018


The goals of the course are as follows:
a) To familiarize students with the main security challenges facing Europe
b) To problematize the concept of ‘security’ and its boundaries
c) To learn about the EU’s security strategy, its origins, motivations, and influences
d) To understand the main security structures, policies, and practices in the EU
e) To relate EU security structures and processes to other security organizations and
f) To analyze the relationship between EU and EU Member state approaches to