|Module Title||EUROPE (EQUINE STUDIES)|
|Co-ordinator||Miss 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%|
Identify the structure, composition and function of the EU.
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.
Identify the lifestyle and geographical characteristics of selected European Countries.
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.
Identify the structure and operation of a land based industry within a selected European country.
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.