Master's Programme in Political Science and Management
Language of instruction
Knowledge of EU politics at introductory level recommended (e.g. ST-202) or, alternatively, use of John McCormick, Understanding the European Union. A Concise Introduction (London and Basingstoke: Palgrave 2017) and Michele Cini & Nieves Peréz-Solórzano Borragán (eds), European Union Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2019) for thorough preparation prior to the courses.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should:
have advanced knowledge on political processes of the European Union’s institutions and policies
be able to demonstrate familiarity of the current challenges confronting the EU and its Member States
be able to describe and thoroughly assess core aspects and future challenges of European integration and the European Union
be able to analyze conflicting interests and developments underwriting current issues of the European Union
be able to critically assess the perspectives for future development of the European Union
This courses studies particular problems and features of the political system of the European Union (EU) and policies and the methodology of European studies. Topics may vary from year to year according to current developments in and scholarly discussions on the European Union but are likely to include the growth of differentiation (differentiated integration and disintegration) inside the EU as well as crisis management and resilience vis-à-vis a number of internal (e.g., the euro crisis) and external crises (e.g., Covid-19, the refugee and Ukraine crisis) as well as the development of Norway’s relationship with the EU.
This course is offered during summer and will be based on lectures, working groups and seminars. Students are expected to engage actively.
Minimum 80 % of class attendance and a term paper. Further information will be given in Canvas.
Assessment methods and criteria
Five hours written individual exam on campus. Graded A-F.
The course responsible, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1.