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European and/or EU Interdisciplinary Studies–a new Curriculum

Buda, Mariana (2012): European and/or EU Interdisciplinary Studies–a new Curriculum. Published in: The Romanian Journal of International Relations and European Studies(ROJIRES) , Vol. 1, (2012)

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Abstract: Nowadays, the interdisciplinarity is one the most important aspect of the curricula in every field of study. More interdisciplinary is a curriculum, more adapted is to the actual requirements of European Job Market. Could the EU Interdisciplinary Studies field be the orientation for a Core Curriculum in European Studies? Are the classical and traditional domains, like Law, History, Political Studies or Economical Studies old for an orientation in European Studies? Are those traditional European Studies non actual any more or non-relevant for an interdisciplinary approach? Regarding from the perspective of the Jean Monnet Project proposed in 2009 and 2010, we can see the same evolution and we can observe that the tendency even for the Jean Monnet Action is to finance more and more interdisciplinary programmes. As for the traditional fields, this part will also take into consideration the internal drivers that could have an influence in the evolution of the curricula, like the dynamics of specializations or programme studies, the application of ICT, or the role of the national and transnational mobility. Secondly, we will make an incursion of the external drivers that could stress the evolution of the curricula: the European Agenda, the tendency of the European Job Market or the influence of the Jean Monnet Action. Examining and highlighting the interdisciplinarity in the field of European Studies, we can observe that this is the tendency for the future concerning the curricula and this tendency will bring the topic more in the light.

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