800604 The European Union

summer semester 2017 | Last update: 01.10.2018 Place course on memo list
The European Union
VU 4
each semester

This course was especially designed for students/academics with no economics or business background and its aim is to allow students/academics to develop their knowledge and understanding of Europe and the European Union. The new millennium brought a lot of new and interesting developments in the European Union all European citizens in higher education and outside should be aware of. By the time participants have finished working through the 10 units of this course they should have some knowledge of the socio-economic geography of Europe, the economic and political situation in Europe, the place that the European Union has within Europe, the evolution of the EU and its future, the institutions of the EU and the main European items, i.e. the enlargement, the enactment of legislation, a common currency, the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) and a common foreign and security policy.

Unity and Diversity; The European Union, its origin, growth and perspectives; The European Union, its institutions and decision-making; The Implications of the Maastricht & Amsterdam Treaties; The 'Frontiers' of Europe; EMS, ECU, EMU and EURO; The Common Agricultural Policy; The Regional Policy; The Common Foreign and Security Policy; The future of Europe. 'Quo vadis, Europe?'

online (blended learning)

Permanent written evaluation (feed back) of weekly assignments and final paper at the end of the course.

Cini, Michelle and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (2016): European Union Politics, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press.

Selected supplementary material extracted from Baldwin, Richard and  Wyplosz, Charles (2012): The Economics of European Integration, fourth Edition, McGrawHill

Bailey, Stephen (2011): Academic Writing for International Students of Business, 2ndedition.

Web material selected from the European Union’s official website (europa.eu).

Complimentary scientific articles.

Advanced knowledge of scientific work is mandatory

This course is designed for non-business and non-economics students!

Ranking of registration: Incoming Students are preferred. Students will be ranked according to semesters, higher ranked semesters are preferred. In case the decision has to be made between two students with the same amount of semesters, the one with more ECTS is preferred.

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Date Time Location
Tue 2017-03-14
09.00 - 11.30 SR VI (Theologie) SR VI (Theologie) Barrier-free
Tue 2017-04-04
09.00 - 11.30 SR 13 (Sowi) SR 13 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Thu 2017-06-01
09.00 - 10.30 SR 11 (Sowi) SR 11 (Sowi) Barrier-free