Közösségi politikák az EU-ban

 

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology and Communication

 

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

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I. Description

 

EU Politics

Közösségi politikák az EU-ban

 

Neptun code Academic year C/E Assessment Contact hours (th/pr) Credit Language Semester
BMEGT43MN20-BMEGT43MN2 2018/19Eintra-term grading 2/03EnglishFall

 

Instructor

Annamária Orbán, associate professor
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Depart. of Sociology and Communication

 

Entry requirements
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Mandatory/recommended preliminary courses
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Description

Course overview: The aim of the course is to introduce students into the theoretical background and development of the European politics and the EU, then a more detailed examination of the particular EU policies. In the first part of the course, we clarify the most important theoretical terms, like politics, nation state, democracy, power, international economic order, globalization and regionalization, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, etc., necessary for the understanding of the complex system of international political and economic order developed after WWII, in which the EU is embedded. Then we deal quite detailed with the historical background, foundation, development of the integration process and institutional set-up of the EU with a special attention to the recent changes, problems and challenges. In the last section students will have the opportunity to examine the most essential EU policy areas, like the finance and budget, agriculture &food, regional and local development, international economic relations, environment and energy, social policy & employment, culture and education.

 

Topics

Tuesday
08:15-09:45
Weekly Topics
2019.02.05

Week 1: Introduction and basic concepts

2019.02.12

Week 2: Theories of international and EU politics

2019.02.19

Week 3: Nation state, governmental systems, confederalism

2019.02.26

Week 4: Globalization, regionalism, regional integrations.

2019.03.05

Week 5: History and development of the EU integration process

2019.03.12

Week 6: Institutions, organizations and future challenges of the EU

2019.03.19
School Holiday

Week 7: No class (Easter Holiday)

 

2019.03.26

Week 8: Mid-term exam (26 March 2019)

2019.04.02

Week 9: The financial, economic union and the Euro

2019.04.09

Week 10: The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

2019.04.16

Week 11: Environment and energy, trans-European energy networks

2019.04.23

Week 12: Regional development in the EU

 

2019.04.30

Week 13: Demographic problems of Europe, social policy, culture & education

2019.05.07

Week 14: Final exam ( 7 May 2019)

2019.05.14

Week 15: Study trip/special program

 

Readings

      Compulsory readings:

      J. McCormick 2011. European Union Politics, Palgrave Foundations, Palgrave Macmillan

      Bache, I. & George, S. 2011 (second edition). Politics in the European Union. Oxford University Press

      Official EU materials found at: http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm, and

      lecture handouts, e-learning materials up-loaded to the Moodle of the Department website:

      Step 1: go to  http://moodle.szoc.bme.hu//

      Step 2:  find the course „European Politics”

      Step 3: write the key word - given on the first class - into „Beiratkozási kulcs” then enter Feliratkozom erre a kurzusra” and finally „Bejelentkezés”

       

       

      Recommended readings:

       

      Gilpin, R. 2001. Global Political Economy. Understanding the International Economic Order. Princeton University Press

      Lechner F.J.& Boli J. 2004.Globalization Reader. Blackwell Publishers.

      Orban, A. & Szanto Z. 2011. The European Energy Policy from an Intra-European Solidarity Point of View. In Reinventing Social Solidarity Across Europe, Ellison, M. (ed), The Policy Press

       

     

    Teaching method

    theory

     

     

    Requirements

     

     

    Re-sit possibilities

    If writing one test is not successful or in other exceptional cases (e.g. justified medical care) there is a possibility to retake one of the two exams in the re-take exam period.

     

    Consultation

    E.711 Tuesday 09:00-10:00 , Tuesday 13:00-14:00

     

    Course requirements

    Teaching method and grading: Lectures, in class student activity

    60% - Midterm and final written in-class exam

    40% - Other assignments (homework, class presentation, individual and team work, activity etc…)

     

    Evaluation criteria

    Teaching method and grading: Lectures, in class student activity

    60% - Midterm and final written in-class exam

    40% - Other assignments (homework, class presentation, individual and team work, activity etc…)

     

    Writing the mid and final term (based on the lecture, e-learning compulsory reading materials) exams is compulsory (min. 50% of the scores for successful final grading is a necessity). However, if writing one test is not successful or in other exceptional cases (e.g. justified medical care) there is a possibility to retake one of the two exams on the 15 th (re-take exam period) week. Each student will have a topic – related to the main topics in the class schedule – to prepare an oral, compulsory presentation (max. 15- 20 minute in ppt format) on it, in the pre-defined date and time. A 2 page Word format summary (with references) of it should be handled electronically by e-mail until 8. p.m. the day before of the presentation. (Delayed summary, but sent until the time of the presentation accepted with score deduction. However not sent at all, means not fulfilled this task, even presented in class!)

     

     

    Evaluation

    Excellent [A]
    Very Good [B]
    Good [C]
    Satisfactory [D]
    Pass [E]
    Fail [F]

     

     

    Student work required for the completion of the course

    Contact hour40%
    Preparation for classes10%
    Preparation for test15%
    Preparation of homework10%
    Learning written material10%
    Preparation for exam15%
    Sum100%

     

    Course supervisor

    név beosztás tanszék
    Orbán Annamáriaegyetemi docens BME Szociológia és Kommunikáció Tanszék

     

    Korábbi adatlapok

    2017/18 tavasz
    2018/19 tavasz