INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of Management
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IBS 326 Topics in European Integration Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 1 116

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nataša TANDIR, Assist. Prof. Dr. Natasa Tandir Ešref Kenan Rašidagić, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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European integration from its early days. Issues related to the problems and prospects of European economic and political integration with special reference to post-Maastricht developments. Enlargement policies of the EU. Past and present crises. Aspects of diversity. The students are discussing the topics through interactive debates.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course aims to introduce students the main debates about European integration and governance. It provides an overview of the history and current issue of integration, and introduces students to a range of integration theories, EU policies and current topics.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. • History of EU
  2. • Institutions
  3. Debate
  4. • EU Enlargement
  5. • The European Monetary Union
  6. Debate
  7. Preparation for Mid term exam
  8. Mid term exam
  9. • EU Policies
  10. • Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
  11. Debate
  12. • Effects of Economic Crises
  13. • Immigration crises
  14. Deabate
  15. Preparation for Final exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework20
    Presentation10
    Term Paper30
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • understand and summarize the history of European integration process and the current features of European governance.
    • • evaluate various aspects of selected internal and external EU policies.
    • • debate on current topics related to European Union
    • • analyze a particular problem of European integration or governance
    • • effectively communicate and present and defend his/her own opinion
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Baldwin R.E., The Economics of European Integration, McGraw- Hil, 2006,

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
    Preparation for Final Examination11515
    Assignment / Homework/ Project12020
    Seminar / Presentation12020
    Total Workload: 116
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5