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European Integration 1, 30 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Singel Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA
The aim of this course is that students shall attain a broad understanding of Europe as constantly evolving, shaped by complex political, economic, social and cultural dynamics, and as an actor in a global perspective. To this end the course addresses the theme of European integration - and disintegration - from an interdisciplinary standpoint, thereby enabling students to explore patterns of trans-national interconnections and interdependence in broad temporal and spatial terms. A further aim of the course is thus that students shall acquire the tools and abilities to analyse ideational as well as institutional aspects of the formation of Europe and European relations.
The History of European Identity, 5 points
This part of the course deals with the question of "European Identity" . Does it exist, how did it develop, what is the role played by geographical conditions, economy, religion, tradition, culture and politics? A guiding thought is that the history of Europe can be seen as a constantly changing system of networks that enables people to exchange ideas, trade, and culture. An important question is what can unite and what can split people in Europe? The concepts of internationalism and nationalism are also discussed.

European Democratic Culture, 5 points
In this part of the course historical and contemporary notions of European and national citizenship are examined. A bearing thought is that even though the idea of democracy by no means has been universally accepted or taken for granted in Europe, the development of a democratic culture has played a central role in European politics since the French Revolution. Even today the question of democratic forms for European governance are central to many political controversies. The ideas and practice of democracy are discussed, as well the enemies of democracy and the ambitions of democratic parties in Europe.

Contemporary European Institutions, 5 points
This part of the course presents the development of the European integration process from the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1957 to the creation of the European Community, with an emphasis on the present situation. Major institutions and political actors such as the Commission, the Council of Ministers, The European Council, The European Parliament and the European Court of Justice, and other institutions and actors, both formal and non-formal, are treated. Special emphasis is placed on the policy process in general and specific policy areas as well as national influences and controls on the European Union processes.

Europe in the World, 5 points
This part of the course deals with the relations between Europe (and the European Union) and the rest of the world. The aim of the course is to provide an overview and understanding of Europe’s role in the world, past and present. European nations have influenced other nations and peoples as a result of political and economic relations and through the organisation of the diplomatic system. The course covers topics, such as, nationalism, colonialism and imperialism, the organisation of international political, diplomatic and economic relations.
All tuition is in English. This course will be delivered by means of lectures and seminars.
Each part of the course is concluded with an examination. Generally, these are written examinations, although teachers can decide in certain circumstances to conduct oral examinations. Examinations can also include written papers and active participation in seminars. Examinations are in English.

Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to “Engelska B” is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. At least one year of full time undergraduate study in relevant subjects, eg. politics, economics, law, history, geography.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
European Integration 1
European Integration 1
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
EKI - Department of Management and Economics
Registrar No: 78/04-41   Course Code: HINX14      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
X       ÖÄA   HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2004-06-07