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 2011) and Michele Cini & Nieves Peréz-Solórzano Borragán (eds), European Union Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010) for thorough preparation prior to the courses.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
demonstrate familiarity of the current challenges confronting the EU and its Member States
describe and assess core aspects and future challenges of European integration and the European Union
understand political processes of the European Union¿s institutions and policies studied in this course
analyse conflicting interests and developments underwriting current issues of the European Union
critically assess the perspectives for future development of the European Union
This courses studies in great depth particular aspects of the political system of the European Union 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 European Union enlargement, external relations and 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.
Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen
Minimum of 80% of class attendance and a term paper of appr.1200 words.
Five hours written exam with graded assessment.
The study programme manager, 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.