Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
11320303E11615EU INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIESElective355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The European Union (EU) divisions are accepted categories within a unique
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Siret HÜRSOY
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the EU’s institutions and policies will make us to understand how the EU takes decisions
2Not only to comprehend that institutions provide mechanisms to reach peace, but also to know that problems are channelled into them
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The main aim of this course is to understand the functions of the EU’s
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Overview and Overall Assessment
2The EU’s Institutions: An Overview
3Ideas into Institutions: How the EU Began?
4The European Council and The Council of Ministers
5The European Commission and the Commission’s Service
6The European Parliament (EP) and the EP’s Party Groups
7The European Court of Justice and Financial Control: The Court of Auditors and Fraud Prevention Office
8Exam
9The European Central Bank and Institutionalising Freedom, Security and Justice
10Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper), Economic and Social Committee (ESC), and Committee of Regions (CoR)
11An Institution and a Policy: From the CFSP to the CESDP
12Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Social, Industrial, and Environmental Policies
13Student Presentations
14Student Presentations
15Student Presentations
16Revision and Recapitulation
Recommended or Required Reading
- John Peterson & Michael Shackleton, The Institutions of the European Union, UK: Oxford University Press, 2002 -Michelle Cini, European Union Politics, Oxford University Press, 2003
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination144
Attending Lectures16348
Brain Storming12112
Self Study11222
Individual Study for Mid term Examination15115
Individual Study for Final Examination15115
Reading15230
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)148
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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