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Course Code: 
PSIR 332
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 

This course aims to analyze main concepts of the European Union, such as the integration theories, historical development, institutions and key policies.

Course Content: 

This course concentrates on the history of the EU as well as its integration process and related theories. The EU institutions and their functioning procedures will be covered. EU-Turkey relations will also be discussed through analyzing the historical background and the current situation of the accession process including the progress and the crisis areas.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Discussion based lecture, 3: Case Study, 4: Small Group Work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, D: Discussion

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Students will describe how theories of the EU explain the European integration process.

2, 11

1, 2, 3

A, D

Students will summarize the historical background of the establishment process in the context of international conjuncture of the Cold War period.

2,  10

1, 2, 4

A, D

Students will analyze Turkey-EU relations and the accession process.

3, 11

1, 2, 3, 4

A, D

Students will interpret the global role of the EU in the evolving context of the common foreign and internal security policy.

2, 3

1, 2, 3

A, D

Students will synthesize the institutions’ and member states’ impact on the policy-making process.

2, 3

1, 2, 3, 4

A, D

Students will evaluate the dynamics of the EU and assess the future of the policies of the Union.

2, 13

1, 2, 3

A, D

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Meeting and introduction of the course.

 

2

Introduction to the main concepts of the EU

Bomberg, Ch. 1

3

Theories of the European Union

Cini, Ch. 5,6

4

Theories of the European Union

Cini, Ch. 7,8

5

History of the European Union

Bomberg, Ch. 2

6

History of the European Union

Bomberg, Ch. 2

7

Institutions of the European Union

Bomberg, Ch. 2

8

Mid-Term Exam

 

9

Members of the EU

Bomberg, Ch. 4

10

Key Policies of the EU

Bomberg, Ch. 5

11

Internal Security Policies

Bomberg, Ch. 7

12

The EU as a Global Actor

Bomberg, Ch. 10

13

The EU Enlargement Process

Bomberg, Ch. 9

14

Historical background of the EU-Turkey Relations and Discussion on the current situation of the Turkish accession process

Onis, Verney Ch. 5

15

Historical background of the EU-Turkey Relations and Discussion on the current situation of the Turkish accession process

 

 

16

Final Exam

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Bomberg E., Peterson J., and Stubb A. (2008) The European Union: How does-it work? Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Additional Resources

-Cini M. (2004), European Union Politics Oxford: Oxford University Press.

-Öniş Z., Luxembourg, Helsinki and Beyond: Towards an Interpretation of Recent Turkey-EU Relations.

-R.A. Cangelossi and F. Salleo, “The Enlargement of the European Union”, S. Micossi and G. L. Tosato (eds), “The European Union in the 21st Century: Perpectives from the Lisbon Treaty”, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brusels, 2010, 142-161.

- Verney S., Ifantis Kostas (eds), Turkey’s road to European Union Membership, Routledge.

 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

An assignment is due before the final exam.

Exams

Midterm and final essays taken in the class.

 

Assessment

 

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-term

1

50

Assignment

1

50

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Students will demonstrate their comprehensive knowledge of the basic concepts and theories of Political Science and International Relations as well as other related disciplines such as Law, Economics and Sociology.

   

X

   

 

2

Students will interpret the structure, institutions and operation of national, international and supranational entities via utilization of the concepts and theories of Political Science and International relations and produce project reports that include possible solutions to problems of such institutions when necessary.

       

X

 

3

Students will demonstrate that they have developed a comparative, analytical and interdisciplinary approach vis-à-vis human societies and political systems.

     

X

 

 

4

Students will have improved their skills and awareness of personal responsibility and team membership through conducting group or independent research projects, doing internships and producing their graduation dissertations.

X

       

 

5

Students will demonsrate proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data collections methods.

X

         

 

6

Students will prove their understanding of  the rapidly-evolving dynamics of national and global environments requires  constant self-assessment, life-long learning, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to maintain their personal and professional development.

X

       

 

7

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in political science, assess self-competency and direct self-learning efforts accordingly.

 

X

     

 

8

Students will implement written and oral communication skills in English and Turkish in both academic and professional settings.

     

X

 

 

9

Students should be able to effectively demonstrate their knowledge of written,  oral and reading skills in English both in international institutional settings and follow and interpret the global dynamics of the International Relations discipline.

       

X

 

10

Students will demonstrate their social skills and experience required by public or private institutions or in the academia.

     

X

 

 

11

Students will show empathy and respect towards societies other than one’s own.

     

X

 

 

12

Students should be able to effectively utilize computer and information technologies commonly-used in the social sciences.

X

       

 

13

Students will interpret domestic and international developments and express opinions, having acquired advanced knowledge and proficiency in the via communication with international scholars and students.

X

       

 

14

Students will respect personal, social and academic ethical norms.

     

X

 

 

15

Students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and show duties of active and global citizenship.

 

X

     

 

16

Students should know that universality of social-political and legal rights and social justice are the principle components of contemporary society, and that scientific thinking is an essential prerequisite for maintaining social advancement and global competitiveness.

   

X

   

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

2

32

Mid-terms

1

15

15

Homework

1

10

10

Final examination

1

20

20

Total Work Load

 

 

125

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5