A heads up to anyone considering this course: the two 15% "response papers" each require 50 sources minimum, all from the same academic journal/newspaper, an endnote library, bibliography and photocopies of the sources. In total, these took about 20 hours each to complete. Not to mention the final 10 page paper, also 50 sources, but at least not all from the same journal.
Collins is nice and full of fun, interesting stories about world leaders who she's met, but about an hour of each class is spent listening to her stories, talking about the news, etc. All this is really awesome if you don't want to talk about the reading (which is very light, just a few primary docs a week) but ultimately a waste of time. She is extremely knowledgeable, thoroughly informed about euro history, definitely an expert in her field (she's the head of the Euro Research institute) but I would NOT recommend this class.