210067 SE BAK11: European Union and Europeanisation (2018W)
European Union's Politics and Power
Students who miss the first lesson without prior notification will lose their seat in the course.Follow the principles of good scientific practice.The course instructor may invite students to an oral exam about the student’s written contributions in the course. Plagiarized contributions have the consequence that the course won’t be graded (instead the course will be marked with an ‘X’ in the transcript of records).
- Registration is open from Mo 03.09.2018 08:00 to Mo 17.09.2018 08:00
- Registration is open from Th 20.09.2018 08:00 to We 26.09.2018 08:00
- Deregistration possible until Su 14.10.2018 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Make sure to attend 1st session. Two 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.Evaluation:
• Short weekly homework assignments/response to the readings (25%). Deadline: noon, the day prior to class
• Active and informed participation in class (20%);
• Review of an academic article in the length of 1500 words (20%) . Deadline: 15.12.2018;
• Final paper/essay in the length of 4000 words (35%). Deadline: 30.01.2019
All assignments are compulsory
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Preliminary basic knowledge about the workings of the EU institutions and policies
Eagerness to gain in-depth knowledge of the EU's politics and power discourse.
Attendance and presence of mind are mandatory.Assessment criteria:
Understanding about EU politics and power discourses.
Ability to produce spoken and written analyses by critically engaging with and applying relevant theoretical/methodological approaches in accordance with good academic practices.
A reader for the compusory/background readings with articles, book chapters, blogs/commentaries and/or other internet sources will be provided at the beginning of the course.A comprehensive information on learning outcomes, methods, grading policy, assessment criteria of writen and spoken work as well as a detailed course schedule will be provided in the form of a syllabus at the beginning of class. Included are also guidelines on e.g. how to write good analytical questions, research proposals, article reviews, essays, etc.