Module Identifier EU10110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Angela Bourne  
Semester Semester 2  
Mutually Exclusive EW10110  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours (20 x 1 hour)  
  Seminars / Tutorials   5 Hours (5 x 1 hour)  
Assessment Essay   1 x 1,500 word   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours   70%  

Brief description

The module provides an introduction to the history and practice of European integration.

Lectures and seminars will focus on the evolution of integrative structures in Europe, beginning with an historical overview of the main political developments in Western Europe. Attention is primarily directed towards the analysis of the EU's institutional structure, its policy-making process and external relations.

Aims and objectives

The object of the module is to familiarise students with the institutional map of Europe, study the particularities of European integration and consider the future trajectory of the European Union.

Reading Lists

D Dinan. Evan Closer Union: An Introduction to the European Community, 2nd Ed (Macmillan 1999).
J McConnick. Understand the European Union (Macmillan 1999).