4 ECTS credits
100 h study time
Offer 1 with catalog number 8017272GNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.
The course on History and Theories of European Integration has a two-fold aim: first, it is designed to provide a critical inquiry on the main social, political and economic events that determined unprecedented cooperation in Europe in the aftermaths of World War II. We will follow each milestone of European integration by looking at the provisions and effects of every succeeding treaty, agreement or enlargement wave on the (old and new) Member States, the Union itself, as well as third countries and the broader international community. Secondly the course aims to add its contribution to the debate on the nature of the European integration process by discussing the major theories that have attempted to explain the sources of European integration and their consequences. At the end of this course, you should have a clear overview on the European integration process from “Paris to Lisbon” and, as such, a better understanding of the nature of the Union’s contemporary challenges.
The course consists of the six following modules:
The duration of the course is 12 weeks.
After completing the EU-module, students should be able to:
The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 40% of the final mark.
Other Exam determines 60% of the final mark.
Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:
Each of the six modules consists of reading material and an assignment, which will be evaluated by the course coordinator and counts for 10% of the final grade. The students are given 2 weeks to finalise each module. Upon the end of the six modules, the students take a final exam, that counts for the remaining 40%.
This offer is part of the following study plans:
Postgraduate Certificate European Policy Making: Default track