Academic Catalog

EUS502 POLITICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Course Code: 8330502
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: European Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. BAAK ZEYNEP ALPAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is intended to provide students with a general understanding of the process of European integration, more specifically developments in the European Union (EU) in a historical perspective. The course begins with an analysis of the basic motives and forces behind the establishment of the Union. It then turns to look at the major theoretical approaches for examining the nature of the integration process and the character and functioning of the Union. On the basis of this theoretical framework, the course provides an account of developments in the main institutions and policy areas and of the key issues confronting the Union and examines how the EU is evolving and how it is likely to develop in the years ahead.