INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 305 Constitutional Law Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Esad ORUC, Assist. Prof. Dr. Assist. Prof. Dr. Esad Oruc Esad Oruc, Staff Member
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This course provides a general introduction to constitutional law. It begins with a brief introduction to the history and structure of the Constitution, the nature of judicial review, and recurring themes of constitutional decision-making. The body of the course will then focus on two broad substantive areas. Part I examines the constitutional structure of government, including federalism and separation of powers. Part II considers the constitutional protection of individual rights, including equal protection, fundamental rights, and freedom of expression and belief. Prerequisite: LAW 151 or chairman\'s consent

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Learn the principles, doctrines and controversies regarding the basic structure of and division of powers in governments. Specific topics include judicial review, jurisdiction, standing to sue, federalism, federal and state powers and immunities and the separation of powers among the branches of the governments and its constitutions

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction: Genesis and Legitimacy of the Constitution of BiH
  2. Preamble
  3. Article I – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  4. Article II – Human rights and fundamental freedoms
  5. Article II – Human rights and fundamental freedoms
  6. Article III – Responsibilities of and Relations between the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Entities
  7. Article III.5 – Additional responsibilities
  8. MID-TERM EXAM
  9. Article IV – Parliamentary Assembly
  10. Article IV – Parliamentary Assembly
  11. Article V – The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Election and Term and Powers)
  12. Council of ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  13. Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  14. Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  15. PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL EXAM

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz630
    Total: 30
    Learning outcomes
    • To help students understand both the legal and political aspects of the important constitutional decisions that have shaped our country.
    • To encourage students to think more analytically, write more clearly, and present themselves effectively in class discussions and presentations.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ademovic et al, Sixth Edition, Pearson Education (Obligatory)

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