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Module Code: INR105
Module Title: Regional Integration: The Case of Europe
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module concentrates on regional integration in Europe, with a special emphasis on the creation of the European Union, the most advanced project of regional integration worldwide. The module will allow students to reflect on the question of regional integration and ponder whether and how the experiment of the EU can be applied in other regions of the world.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of European history and politics after World War 2.

B Understand the European Union’s institutional nature and structure.

C Understand how the EU makes policies and decisions.

D Reflect on why nation-states in Europe created the EU by exploring theories of regional integration.

E Distinguish other schemes of regional integration in Europe (NATO, Council of Europe) and know how they are related to the EU.

F Develop basic research skills.

G Develop basic critical capacity towards empirical facts and events.

H Produce academic writing which is appropriate for the discipline.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of topics
History of European integration I: From World War 2 to the Maastricht Treaty.

History of European integration II: From the Maastricht Treaty to Brexit.

Theorising integration I: Federalism and Supranationalism.

Theorising integration II: (Neo)functionalism and Liberal Intergovernmentalism.

Theorising integration III: Differentiated integration or disintegrationbr>
EU Institutions I: The European Council and the Council of the EU.

EU Institutions II: The European Commission and the European Parliament.

EU Institutions III: Court of Justice of the EU, European Central Bank & European
External Action Service.

Modes of EU policy- and decision-making.

Council of Europe and relations with the EU.

NATO and relations with the EU.


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay Plan 10.00
2 Essay 40.00
3 Final Exam 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/16/2019 8:16:14 AM