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040316 SE Policy in the EU (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Summary

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Dear Students,
be advised that the Venue for class on Week 02 (Friday, 11.10.2019) has changed as follows:
Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß EG.503. Date and Time remain unchanged

Friday 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 10.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Friday 31.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Reading list

When applicable, a reader for the background/compulsory/additional readings with articles, book chapters, blogs/commentaries and/or other sources will be provided at the beginning of the course. Included are also guidelines on e.g. how to write policy briefs/essays, etc.
Cini, M., Perez-Solorzano Borragan, (eds.) N. (2019) ‘European Union Politics’, 6th Edition, OUP: Oxford

Group 2

max. 30 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Dear Students,
be advised that in Week 02 (Friday, 11.10.2019) class will be held only during the following appointment:
Friday 11.10.2019 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß EG.503.

Friday 04.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 11.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Friday 18.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 08.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 22.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 29.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 06.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 13.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 10.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 17.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 24.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 31.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Reading list

A reader for the background/compulsory/additional readings with articles, book chapters, blogs/commentaries and/or other sources will be provided at the beginning of the course. Included are also guidelines on e.g. how to write policy briefs/essays, etc.
Cini, M., Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N. (eds.) (2019) ‘European Union Politicsʼ, 6th Edition, Oxford: OUP

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Summary of the course contents:
The policies of the European Union (EU) profoundly affect the lives of people in Europe and around the world. The most commonly known policies to do that are the creation of a single market (~500 million consumers, one of the largest in the world), as well as the creation of the Euro (despite its young age, a powerful international currency). In addition to these economic achievements, the EU has become a serious actor in other areas such as environmental protection, international trade, development aid, international security, etc.
This course will be divided into three parts: the first one will focus on internal policies such as the single market, Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), EU’s social dimension, etc.; the second part will concentrate on EU’s external dimension with policies such as international trade, enlargement, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), environmental protection, etc.; in the third part students will get acquainted with issues that currently dominate the discourse about EU studies such as public opinion, democratic deficit and legitimacy of the EU.
Completion of the seminar will enable students to have a deeper understanding of selected EU policies and their impact within the EU and at the global level as well as understanding on issues dominating the discourse on the EU.

Objective of the course:
The aim of the course is twofold: a) to enable students gain in-depth understanding of relevant EU policies and select issues dominating the discourse on the EU; b) advance students' ability to produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices.

Learning outcomes:
• Detailed understanding about relevant EU policies and select issues currently dominating the discourse on EU studies.
• Class is designed to develop students’ analytical/critical thinking and presentation techniques. Research work and essay writing target the improvement of students’ research and academic writing skills. Hence, students will learn how to:
o Independently produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices,
o Raise good analytical questions relevant to topics provided,
o Plan and present own research, and
o Critically analyse and think conceptually about selected EU policies by using reasoned/well-informed arguments.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.
Absence in the 1st session will result in de-registration from the course. For the semester, 2 absences will be allowed.
Coursework includes:
- written assignments,
- one group presentation, and
- regular participation in classroom discussions.
Late submissions of assignments will be penalised.
Plagiarized assignments count as no submission.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum Requirements:
Eagerness to gain in-depth knowledge about selected EU policies and issues dominating the EU discourse.
Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.

Assessment criteria:
Understanding of selected EU policies
Ability to produce spoken and written analyses in accordance with good academic practices as well as critically analyse chosen EU policies by using reasoned/well-informed arguments.

Evaluation:
• Short (~250 words) weekly homework assignments/response to the readings (25%). Deadline: noon, the day when class takes place (i.e. Fridays 12:00)
• Group presentation (20%);
• Active and informed participation in class (20%);
• Final paper in the length of 2000 words (35%). Deadline: 20.02.2020

All assignments are compulsory

Examination topics

Understanding of relevant EU policies & select issues currently dominating the discourse on EU studies

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