DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000576

European Integration Process and the Functioning of EU Institutions

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Spurga (saspur@mruni.eu)

a. o: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Spurga

Institute of Political Sciences


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

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):

Secondary education

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

To understand functions of EU institutions and integration mechanism

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Students will be able construct and justify logical arguments about the political process of European integration.

Lecture, class discussion, small group discussion, brainstorming, information and data analysis

Questioning, test

Students will be able to use the internet data bases and scientific resources on the topic of the European integration.

Producing and presenting of the Report - PowerPoint presentation

Individual presentation

Students will be able critically analyze the process of European integration.

Writing of the Essay and discussing on it

Discussion on the Essay

Students will be able explain the functioning of the institutions of the EU

Analysing assignments in journals, monographs, small group discussion, brainstorming

Questioning, test


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

Origins of the European Integration

6

6

12

28

To study the scientific literature

The EU Founding treaties,
supplements and amendments to the
Founding Treaties

6

6

12

28

To produce the PowerPoint presentation.

The Decision Making Process in the
EU

6

6

12

28

To write the Essay

The Institutions of the EU

6

6

12

28

To study the scientific literature

Exam

2

2

Overall

24

24

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

50

During the semester

Activity

Examination

50

At the end of semester

Knowledge