800643 VU The European Union

summer semester 2019 | Last update: 20.05.2019 Place course on memo list
VU The European Union
VU 4
not applicable
each semester

Students will get a comprehensive overview of the structure and function of the European Union with focus on specific policy fields

The online course in English ensures a compact overview of the structure, the central decision maker and the main policy fields of the European Union. Thus, the main fields of consideration are: history, basic theories, decision making / institutions, single market, external relations, environment, the area of freedom, security and justice, the foreign, security and defence policies, economic and monetary union, social and economic cohesion, enlargment, EU governance and public opinion.

Online course in English with weekly assignments (based on respective questions), followed by an individual teacher  feedback. Furthermore, there are two / three onsite meetings with the total group, which facilitate an exchange between students and  teacher.  Over the weeks a learning curve can be observed, which is also due to the direct feedback.  An extensive final scientific  work has to be delivered after the ten weeks, which deepens the knowledge of  the students in one specific policy field.

Furthermore, Adobe Connect Sessions make the students familiar with another didactic online tool, which facilitates also the inclusion of external discussion experts.  

Weekly assignments referring to a scientific text with respective questions and a final scientific paper  of  a current topic of the European Union 

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, 2nd edition.

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

Complimentary scientific articles.

Advanced knowledge of scientific work is mandatory

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Date Time Location
Thu 2019-03-07
09.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-05-14
09.00 - 11.45 UR 1 (Sowi) UR 1 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Tue 2019-06-04
09.00 - 11.30 HS I (Theologie) HS I (Theologie) Barrier-free