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PI3073: THE EU: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 18 Mar 2022 17:05


Course Overview

The EU has recently gained heightened academic and policy interest, particularly in the aftermath of the recent debates about the UK’s withdrawal. In addition to introducing the main theoretical approaches and concepts, the course aims to address the policy and practical dimensions regarding current status and future prospects for the EU. This will certainly be valuable for PIR students with an interest in international organisations, government, and policy debates.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ezel Tabur

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The European Union faces a number of major challenges as a result of both internal and external uncertainties in recent years. This course starts with a brief introduction on the historical background and legal and institutional structure of the EU. It then introduces the major theoretical approach to the study of EU integration. Following this concise introductory part, the course explores a number of issue areas, including integration debates, populism, terrorism, migratory pressures, Brexit and its implications and EU enlargement and its neighbourhood, to allow students to further their knowledge and understanding regarding the current status and future prospects for the EU and Europe as a whole. The course also investigates relations of the EU with other international actors to evaluate its role in the international arena.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 20

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Feedback Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Exam

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateAn ability to evaluate the relations of the EU with other international actors and appraise its role in the international arena
ProceduralAnalyseAn ability to examine the main contemporary challenges for the European integration process
ProceduralUnderstandAn understanding of the EU and its history and structure
ConceptualUnderstandA knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical approaches to the EU
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate the ability to research, analyse and communicate effectively in written form

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