Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8330503
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. GAMZE AIOLU Z
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The course aims at providing an introduction for the law and institutions of the European Union (EU). Since European Union is a unique institution based on its directly applicable rules which prevail the national laws of the Member States, the legal aspects of the European Union studies forms the core of the EU related courses as this would provide a sound basis for the students to understand the functioning, policies and the future of the European Union. This legal course shall comprise of certain discussions in matters such as the legal rules governing the composition and functioning of the organs, sources of the EU law and basic principles of EU law and the judicial review of the EU sources. Following institutional law of the EU, the legal basis of Turkey-EC relations, including but not limited to the Association Agreement and the customs union decision of the Association Council No 1/95 will also be covered in the discussions.