EURO06006 2016 European Union Policies and Institutions

General Details

Full Title
European Union Policies and Institutions
Transcript Title
EU Policies and Institutions
Code
EURO06006
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
EURO - European Studies
Department
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Joan Morrison
Programme Membership
SG_BACCO_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting L6 SG_BOFFI_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Office Administration SG_BADMN_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSI_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business SG_BBUSS_B07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BFINA_H08 201600 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business Embedded Award BB L7 in Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded Award BB(Hons) Finance and Investment SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BEMBE_G06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BMARK_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing SG_BDIGI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing SG_BSALE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BBUSI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio)
Description

The origins, development and policies of the European Union will be explored in this module.  Students will learn about how the EU works, what it does and  what are the goals and motives behind European integration. Practical exercises will be used to illustrate the workings of the EU and to prompt critical analysis of the challenges facing this experiment in European cooperation between sovereign states.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Relate the significant points in the development of co-operation between states in Europe today, leading to an EU of 28 states

2.

Identify the main institutions of the European Union and explain how they are structured, how they function, how they relate to one another and how they fit into the process of making European law and policy

3.

Review the relationship beteen the EU and its citizens

4.

Describe key policy fields of the EU and  the principles of the EU process

 

5.

Source and interpret information relevant to the syllabus content and read and write cogently using the vocabulary and concepts used in this module

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Class based instruction, discussion and activity-based learning

A self-select group project and a 'simulation' meeting of an EU Council of Ministers are the interactive elements of the Teaching and Learning Strategy for this module. Specialist guest lecturers are invited through 'europe direct' and local MEPs. There is a cultural study trip (as time and budget allows)

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment: Individual or Team Project and/or Simulation Games
Final Exam

Repeat Assessments

A project/essay and/or a repeat exam, as appropriate

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
EURO07001 200900 Contemporary European Society 1 ( Semester 1, Year 2)

Indicative Syllabus

The European Union
- Integration - key theories and concepts
- Regional integration around the world
The Evolution of the European Union
- from the EEC to EU
The Institutions of the EU
 - The Commission, The European Parliament, The Council of Ministers - functions, powers and reforms
- the policy-and decision-making processes of the EU

Policy areas of the EU

- The EU Policy Process
-
agricultural policy, regional policy, social policy, the environment
- single market programme and the euro and its implications for European economic policy
- current issues of concern relating to a policy area of the EU

The EU and its Citizens
-
the democratic deficit; participation and representation; challenge of accountability

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project / Simulation Meeting Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Reading and essay writing 3 Weekly 3.00
Cultural Trip Not Specified Study Trip 0 Once Per Semester 0.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-04-14 Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction (The European Union Series) Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 1137362324 ISBN-13 9781137362322

This best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. The revised and updated new edition takes full account of the political and economic impact of the Eurozone crisis.

Recommended Reading
2013-04-08 The European Union and the Council of Europe (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 1137023627 ISBN-13 9781137023629

Marina Kolb traces the relationship between the EU and the Council of Europe in the field of human rights. Applying an implementation literature and management studies-perspective, it argues that the biggest threat to interorganizational cooperation is organizational self-interest, despite a shared policy interest.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Core Text:
McCormick John, European Union Politics Palgrave Macmillan 2014 (6e)

Recommended Texts
Bomberg and Peterson (2012) The European Union How does it work  Oxford University Press (3rd ed)

Donald McNeill (2004), New Europe: Imagined Spaces.Hodder Arnold Pub

URL Resources

www.europa.eu
www.euraktiv.com
Political resources on the net:http://www.politicalresources.net/europe.htm

Other Resources

Microphones in room for Simulation

Additional Information

Cultural study trip is part of this module ( as time and budget allows)