DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000565

Europeanisation: Process and Result

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Vladislav Sotirovič (http://vsotirovic.home.mruni.eu vsotirovic@mruni.eu)

a. o: Prof. Dr. Vladislav Sotirovič

Institute of Political Sciences


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

First (Bachelor)

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to-face

1 semester

English


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Basic knowleadge of European studies

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

European integration is an unprecedented experiment in transnational politics involving 28 European nation-states. The course is devoted to the complexity of concept of Europeanisation phenomenon in both historical and current perspectives. By analyzing the phenomenon of Europeanisation we will explain how this process was going on and what are the results with the future perspectives. The particular stress is going to be put on Europeanisation and cultural identity and how is possible to create pan-European identity. The aims and purpose of the course are: 1. To make the students to become able to deal with the basic aspects of the EU’s politics and theories & practicies of the European integration 2. To provide the students with theoretical and empirical understanding of the process of Europeanisation of the Old Continent including and the process of enlargement of the European Union, its present as well as possible future consequences based on the key studies of the European countries and nations 3. To provide the students with basic competence to deal with different political, social, legal and economic problems concerning the question of the process of Europeanisation and its results

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

• To be able to understand characteristics of the process of Europeanisation • To be able to present and discuss scientific research results upon developments of the process of Europeanisation • By analyzing the phenomenon of Europeanisation to be able to explain how this process was going on and what are the results with the future perspectives • To be able to analyze a case study by individual or group work • To be able to choose an adequate research strategy and methods • To be able to do case study and political problem analyze • To be able to criticize an opponent’s view within a framework of tolerance and competence

Lectures, seminars, formulation of the problem questions Learning to cooperate and discuss Presentations Independent studies Individual and group work Case studies Practical solving-problem work Learning and organization work at the Moodle electronic-study system Problem learning Co-operative learning method

Students’ work achievement is evaluated within the framework of the 10 point scale following publically announced assessment criteria, methods and procedure by the Mykolas Romeris University. Assessment methods – examination (frontal, individual), individual presentation evaluation and the integral test of theoretical and practical knowledge


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Geographic, political and cultural Europe and European regions

Where are the borders of European continent ? Euroasia? Regional division of Europe? Region of the Mediterranean Sea? Cultural-historic aspect of definition of Europe and European regions? Political aspects of regionalization of Europe?

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

6

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

2. Importance of European unification

The most important political, economic, cultural and social reasons for European unification.

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

6

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

3. Phases of European integration

Historical development of the European unification from 1951 up to now. Political, economic, social and cultural differences between the northern, western, eastern and southern European countries.

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

6

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

4.Globalization and European integration

European integration as a reaction to the process of globalization. EU and global regionalization. The globalization of information technology and the process of Europeanisation. Globalization and preservation of the European welfare

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

6

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

5. Cultural Identity and European unification

Cultural, anthropologic and historical characteristics of the European states, nations and their developments. The particular stress is going to be put on Europeanisation and European cultural identity from the point how it is possible to create a pan-European identity.

4

0

2

0

0

0

0

6

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the documentary movie. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

6. Euroscepticism as reaction to both globalization and political unification of Europe

The main characteristics of and reasons for Euroscepticism. Eurosceptic regional differences across EU and Europe.

4

0

4

0

0

0

0

8

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the documentary movie. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

7. The future of Europeanisation and the European Union: The European states network project

The main tasks of future European integration. New dimensions of the process of European unification. The main characteristics of the project upon future European integration and institutialization: the “Network State”.

6

0

4

0

0

0

0

10

10

To analyze sources and scientific research results in the literature. To realize practical task: to formulate problem question based on the source. To study within the framework of the electronic (Moodle) system.

8. Exam

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

42

Integral test to check theoretical and practical knowledge

Overall

30

0

18

0

0

0

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Examination

50

Session period

The test consists of open and closed questions (varying difficulties, from understanding to evaluation), each question is worth one point. Assessment: 5: Excellent knowledge and skills. 45-50% of correct answers. 4: Good knowledge and skills; may be minor errors. 35-44% of correct answers. 3: Average knowledge and skills; there are errors. 25-34% of correct answers. 2: Knowledge and skills are below average; there are (basic) errors. 15-24% of correct answers. 1: Knowledge and skills to satisfy the minimum requirements; lots of errors. 5-14% of correct answers. 0: Does not meet minimum requirements. 0-4% of correct answers.

Report

30

Semester period

Assessment: The structure of presentation (evaluation criteria: clear and consistent layout (introduction, body and conclusion)) up to 1 point; Conceptualism of presentation (evaluation criteria: complete and reasonable disclosure of the chosen topic) up to 2 points; Failure to deliver presentation - 0 points.

Tasks

20

Semester period

20% - to actively and constructively participate in discussions, to answer questions, to formulate problems and issues, to provide critical comments; 10% - to participate in the debate, to answer to frequently asked questions; 0% - almost does not participate in the discussion or spent more than 1/3 of the seminars.