Module Identifier RD28610  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Ms Melissa Mason  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Assessment Assignment   Land-based industry assignment. Outcomes Assessed: 1, 3.   50%  
  Assignment   Tour assignment. Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3.   50%  

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 important 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 Functions - 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

Identify the lifestyle and geographical characteristics of selected European Countries.

Performance criteria:
a. Education, training and employment are investigated.
b. Culture and customs are identified.
c. 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.

Outcomje 3

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 eval;uated.

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.