Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
European Integration UTC 317 5 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YASİN KEREM GÜMÜŞ
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YASİN KEREM GÜMÜŞ,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective The purpose of this course is to give information in detail on European political history,institutions, acts, common politics, relations with member states and third countries, the process of European integration and its implications for the institutions of political governance in the EU.
Course Content The aim of the course is to deepen our knowledge of integration in Europe as a political problem. It departs from classic debates on the driving forces of European integration and the democratic deficit of the European Union. The course addresses a number of key controversies in the research on the EU, from the early days of European integration to the current euro crisis. The course covers three main themes: First, theories of European integration and supranational governance: How can European integration be described and explained? How has integration been used to further economic and political cooperation, and how has the EU worked to promote itself as a major player on the global stage? Second, the problems of democracy and legitimacy in the EU: How democratic and legitimate is the EU as a political system? Is it possible and desirable to democratise the EU? What possible solutions are at hand for meeting the EUs current challenges? Third, how does the EU work as a representative political system? What channels for representation and participation exist at the EU level? Are there any differences between the EU and the member states in this regard?
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of European integration as a political problem Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 possess good knowledge and understanding of how European integration processes are being described and explained in contemporary research Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 possess good knowledge and understanding of normative problems related to the construction of the EU’s institutional set-up; possess good knowledge and understanding of the EU as a system for political representation Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 possess skills and ability to independently present, analyse and discuss issues related to European integration, both orally and in writing; Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 possess skills and ability to independently identify and formulate a problem related to European integration, analyse a relevant material in relation to the problem, and within a predetermined time frame present the results both orally and in writing Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 possess good knowledge and understanding of how problems concerning democracy and legitimacy in the EU are being described and explained in contemporary research; Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 European Political History
2 EU Institutions
3 EU Enlargement
4 EU Treaties
5 From EC to EU
6 European Common Market
7 European Foreign Policy
8 Mid Term Exam
9 EU Common Agriculture Policy
10 EU Social Policy
11 EU-Turkey Relations
12 EU-Candidate States
13 EU Contemporaray Problems
14 General Evaluation of the Course
Resources
Course Notes 1. Rıdvan Karluk Avrupa Birliği ve Türkiye, Beta Yayınları, 2011.<br>2. Rıdvan Karluk, Avrupa Birliği, Beta Yayınları 2014<br>3. H Wallace, M Pollack and A.Young Policy-Making in the European Union, Oxford University Press<br>4. Cini, Perez and Borrogan, European Union Politics, Beta Yayınları 2012,
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 10
3. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Assignment 1 5 5
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 116
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.64
dersAKTSKredisi 5