Module Identifier RD25610  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Simon Hulse  
Semester Semester 2  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2   50%  
  Group presentation   Outcomes assessed: 3 Study of EU member states: group presentation   20%  
  Report   Outcomes assessed: 4 Study tour report   30%  

Module description
To benefit from and contribute to European citizenship it is vital that the influence that the EU has on life and work are understood. The EU is increasingly an imported influence in creating change in the land based industries. Future opportunities and
threats must be considered in order to achieve effective decision making.

Outcome 1

Identify the structure, composition and function of the EU.

Performance criteria:
a. Main organisational structure and function of the EU is described.
b, Main aims and, provisions of major EU treaties are identified.
c. Major policies are described.


Organisational Structure - European Commission, European Parliament, European Council, European Court of Justice,
Council of Ministers, Court of Auditors, Committee of the Regions.
Organisational Function - Budget, Decision making, Legislative, Overseas aid, Finance,
Major Treaties - Rome, Single European Act, Maastricht and subsequent treaties, EMU.
Major Policies - CAP, Regional, Environmental.
Impacts - Four Freedoms: goods, people, services, capital.

Outcome 2

Evaluate the EU's internal and external relationships.

Performance criteria:
a. Main points of major international agreements and their impacts are identified.
b. Relationships with other countries and groupings are assessed.
c. Relationships within the EU are assessed.

Economic and political groupings - EU, European Economic Area, Eastern Bloc, Former
overseas territories, G7
International Agreements: GATT, NATO, ACP, Lome
Impacts - social, economic, political, environmental

Outcome 3

Identify the lifestyle and geographical characteristics of selected European Countries

Performance criteria:
a. Education, training and employment are investigated.
b. Social, justice and home affairs policies and practices are identified.
c. Culture and customs are identified.
d. Influence of the EU on lifestyle in selected European country is assessed.


Education, training and employment - Course structures, qualifications, working
conditions, income and benefits, career structure.
Social, justice and home affairs - Medical care, benefits, judicial system.
Culture - lifestyles, housing, religion, language, food, leisure, social interaction.

Outcome 4

Identify the structure and operation of a land based industry within a selected European country.

Performance criteria:
a. Land resources of a selected European country are described.
b. Structure and operation of a land based industry within a selected European country is described.
c. Impact of the EU on the management of land resources in a selected member state is evaluated.

Land resources - Physical geography, climate, water, agriculture, forestry,
tourism, recreation, archaeology, landscape, nature conservation,
fisheries, transport, minerals.
Management - Organisations, legal systems, planning systems, grants, designations.