DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000618

Essence of European Identity and Problems

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius (povilasal@mruni.eu)

a. o: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Povilas Aleksandravičius

Institute of Philosophy and Humanities


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

Not applicable

2 semester

Lithuanian


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 introduce the student to the knowledge of the essence and particularities of the identity of Europe by cultivating his independent and critical thinking.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Fundamental knowledge about the influence of European mentality and self-consciousness to the politic process in Europe and the World.

Problem-oriented lectures, discussions, preparation of reports.

Repport, quality of discussion, Midterm exam, final exam.

Ability to understand the political system of European Union by using the criteria of European identity.

Problem-oriented lectures, discussions, preparation of reports.

Repport, quality of discussion, Midterm exam, final exam.

A high understanding of public politics in the European Union by using the criteria of European identity.

Problem-oriented lectures, discussions, preparation of reports.

Repport, quality of discussion, Midterm exam, final exam.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. The concept of identity. Spatial and chronological definition of Europe.

2

4

6

4

Reading of scientific literature, report, commentation of the works of the collesgues.

2. Formation of European thought from a historical point of view.

4

10

14

46

Reading of scientific literature, report, commentation of the works of the collesgues.

3. Political, economical, religious, scientific European identity.

4

6

10

24

Reading of scientific literature, report, commentation of the works of the collesgues.

4. Self-criticism as an essence of European thought and mission of the Europe in the world.

4

6

10

10

Reading of scientific literature, report, commentation of the works of the collesgues.

5. European and Lithuanian identities.

2

6

8

28

Reading of scientific literature, report, commentation of the works of the collesgues.

Exam

2

2

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

50

During a semester

Evaluation in a 10-point system. Evaluation criteria: reading comprehension and ability to interpret; objectivity and accuracy of peer review; active participation in discussions; ability to formulate problems and issues, provide critical comments; constructive creativity.

Examination

50

During a session

Evaluation in a 10-point system. Evaluation criteria: the informativity of answers to a teacher's questions during Exam, allowing teachers a clear understanding of whether a student has achieved the objectives of a course and what is the quality of these achievements.