Lektorutdanning for trinn 8-13, 5-årig masterutdanning
One year of studies in political science or equivalent studies.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
aquire a sound knowledge of European integration, history, EU institutions and policies as well as the interplay between member states and the Union (captures by the term 'Europeanization')
learn to differentiate between different concepts and theories of European Integration
be able to apply analytical tools and theoretically informed models to recent and current events and issues
be able to demonstrate familiarity of the current challenges confronting the EU and their member states
be able to critically assess well-established approaches and dissenting arguments
Despite several internal crises (e.g. the Euro-crisis) and external challenges such as for example the rise of China, the European Union (EU) continues to be a significant actor in international politics. This course offers an introduction into the politics of the European Union which is moving from a system of integration to a system of differentiated integration. It explores the decision-making processes, key policies of the European Union and relations with its member states against the backdrop of the history of European integration and European integration theory. The course seeks to address some of the fundamental questions of European integration: How did – and still do – European nations with so different cultures, historical trajectories and no common language manage to combine their own interests in an increasingly integrated, but also differentiated union? Why do European states transfer sovereignty to supranational institutions – and even more so in times of economic and financial crisis? What will is the future of the EU likely to be in light of rising Euro-scepticism and populism?
Plenary lectures and seminars. Estimated workload is 270 hours.
5 hours individual written exam. Graded from A-F.
Studieprogramleder i samråd med studenttillitsvalgt fastsetter evalueringsform og om emnene skal ha midtveis- eller sluttevaluering, jf. kvalitetssystemet kapittel 4.1.