INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ECO 104 EU Integration and Bosnian Economy Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
6 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr. Erkan ILGÜN, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
•to familiarize the students with the institutional and
economic aspects of the European Union and the policy areas it is active in;
•to improve their ability to frame and analyze economic policy questions in a coherent way;
•to explain the students the current economic status of BIH and future steps of accession

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction and overview, EU in numbers
  2. History of European Union
  3. Treaties and enlargement
  4. Institutions of European Union
  5. EU policies
  6. Monetary Integration
  7. Budget of EU
  8. Mid term exam
  9. EU and the world
  10. Membership criteria - Who can join the EU
  11. Neighbourhood countries on their road to EU
  12. The BIH economy in transition period
  13. The BIH and the region
  14. Preparation for final exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Symbols of EU
  2. Key dates in EU history - case study
  3. Facts of EU member countries - case study
  4. Decision making in EU
  5. EU policies - case study
  6. Euro currency
  7. Preparation for the Mid term
  8. Mid term exam

  1. EU and global chalenges - case study
  2. Membership in the EU
  3. Candidate and potential candidates to the EU case study
  4. Facts and figures of BIH economy
  5. The BIH and the region - case study
  6. Preparation for final exam

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Lectures
  • Presentation
  • Project
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Project110
Total: 10
Learning outcomes
  • History of European Union creation and enlargment
  • EU institutions
  • Key policies of EU
  • BIH economy
  • BIH road to accesion to the EU
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Baldwin, R & Wyplosz, C. (2009) The Economics of European Integration, 3rd Edition, McGraw Hill Education

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)450
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 30
Midterm Examination (1 week) 10
Final Examination(1 week) 10
Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
Preparation for Final Examination50
Total Workload: 0
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0