SEC European Studies is a multidisciplinary subject that enables learners to gain a better insight into the political, historical, social and cultural processes and issues inherent to the European continent. This subject does not centre solely on the European Union (EU) but goes beyond the process of European integration to discuss issues pertaining to the European continent from a wider perspective.
The study area SEC European Studies is informed by the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).
This subject addresses several issues at a national, European and global level. It provides an understanding of Europe in its economic, political, social and cultural dimensions. It discusses the EU as an integrated part of both national and international politics and recognises the EU’s single market as the cornerstone of economic and social policy. It furthers the learners’ awareness of the role played by the EU in international affairs and provides a deep understanding of the fundamental values of the EU and the Council of Europe. It discusses the role of migration as a cause of population change in Europe and examines demographic patterns between European countries, amongst other issues.
European Studies builds on the learners’ prior knowledge, aiming to expand and extend it. The majority of learners are already familiar on some of the issues and topics discussed in this subject. This awareness is the result of what they observe and learn about formally from other subjects and informally through the larger community and the media. Thus, the learning outcomes presented in this subject are relevant and meaningful to all learners.…
At the end of the programme, the student will be able to:
SEC European Studies will cover all of the subject’s core syllabus including: European Origins, History and Political Geography, European Literary, Philosophic and Artistic Movements, European Values, Democracy and Rule of Law, Human Rights in the European Context, European Union: Origins, Development and Institutions, European Union: Internal and External Trade, Demography, Urbanisation and Regionalisation Processes in Europe, Sustainable Development and other Challenges in Europe, European Educational Systems and Healthcare, and European Social Model. For a detailed breakdown of what each syllabus entails, click the links below: