COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: POLITICS AND INSTITUTIONS IN THE EU
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
PIR 203 A 3 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Avdi Smajljaj
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: The course aims to introduce students to the theories of integration; historical developments of the EU integration; EU governance structure including its institutional structure, decision making and policy making; processes and actors; analytical approaches; as well as policies such as: agricultural policy, trade policy, foreign and security policy, environmental policy, enlargement policy, etc. Furthermore, a particular attention will be paid to new developments in the process of European integration like Brexit and its impact on the future developments in the EU.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Introduction to the course
2 Historical development of European integration including Brexit and its aftermath
3 Theories of European integration
4 EU governance, institutions and decision-making structure of the EU
5 EU governance, institutions and decision-making structure of the EU (contd.)
6 The single market and competition policy
7 The CAP and biotechnology policy
8 Mid-term
9 The CFSP / ESDP
10 The EU enlargement policy
11 The EU trade policy
12 Monetary union
13 The EU environmetal policy
14 The EU cohesion policy, social policy, employment policy
Prerequisite(s): No.
Textbook: Wallace, H. & Wallace, W. & Pollack, M. A.(Ed.). 6th Edition. 2010. Policy Making in the European Union. Oxford University Press, Oxford Lilieveldt, H. & Princen, S. 2011. The Politics of the European Union. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Blanke, H. & Mangiameli, S. 2012. The European Union after Lisbon: Constitutional Basis, Economic Order, and External Action. Springer, Heidelberg http://europa.eu
Other References: Will be provided in the form of handouts during the semester.
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Understand the EU integration process from a theoretical point of view
2 Synthesize theories of European integration
3 Identify the role, function, and organization of the EU institutions
4 Reflect in a critique way on the EU - member state relationship on a policy making process
5 Think independently and follow developments in the EU integartion process
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
25
Case Study
1
Final Exam
1
35
Attendance
10
Other
5
6
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignments
Final examination 1 3 3
Other 5 8 40
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5