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Code POLS 492
Term 201701
Title European Union: Politics, Policies and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Political Science(POLS)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Senem Ayd?n Duzgit saduzgit@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture,Seminar
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Discussion based learning
Content

This course aims to provide the students with a basic understanding of the European Union. The course will give an evolution of the idea of European unity through a neo-functionalist framework. The main focus of the course is on the emergence of the European Union and its institutions in a historical framework. The ultimate objective is to furnish students with the comprehension that the state is going through a major transformation in Europe due to the process of European integration.

Objective

This course aims to provide the students with a basic understanding of the process of European integration and the European Union.

Learning Outcome

list the theories of European integration
understand the process of integration from 1945 onwards
identify the obstacles in integration
trace the evolution of European integration
apply different theories of integration to explain critical developments in the EU
assess the common policies in the EU

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
Political Science Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures. 3
2 Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge. 2
International Studies Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 5
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 60
Midterm 30
Participation 10
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

Neil Nugent. The government and politics of the European Union, 8th edn., Palgrave, 2017
Daniel Kenealy et. al (eds.) The European Union: How Does It Work?. Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2015
Simon Hix and Bjorn Hoyland, The Political System of the EU, Palgrave, 3rd edition, 2011; Ben Rosamond, Theories of European Integration, Palgrave, 2000.