PSIR 664 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Theories of European Integration
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 664
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives By the end of this course, the students are expected to be able to identify, analyse and critically evaluate various theories of European integration.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to define the contemporary processes of European economic and political integration in their inter-dependence
  • to understand the process of institution-building in the EU
  • to analyze the role of the main EU institutions in the production of European integration
  • to analyze the role of the most important common EU policies (first-pillar policies) within the context of European integration
  • to understand the analytical value of European integration theories for the explanation of contemporary European politics
  • to produce analytical approaches to specific aspects of EU politics based on the theoretical knowledge accumulated throughout the course
Course Description The course is designed as to refine student’s capacities as to analyse developments related to the EU through familiarisation with the analytical value of the main theories of European integration. The students are expected (1) to read the assignments, (2) get involved in the debates on the course themes and (3) produce analytical work on the basis of the information provided throughout the course about European integration theories.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction Syllabus and documents containing rules for the undertaking and evaluation of students’ individual analytical work
2 The meaning of ‘European integration’: clarifying the object of research WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1/24.ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1/19.
3 Federalism WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 25/44.ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 23/30.
4 Functionalism, transactionalism and neofunctionalism ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 31/73. WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45/74.
5 Liberal intergovernmentalism WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 75/94. ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 74/97.
6 Governance, multilevel governance theory, institutional development, and policy networks WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 97/135. ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 98/129.
7 Institutional politics WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 137/155.
8 Social constructivism and European integration WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.159/175. ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.171/175. See also CHRISTIANSEN, T., JØRGENSEN, K.E., and WIENER A., eds., 2001. The social construction of Europe. London: Sage Publications.
9 Discourse analysis and European integration theory WIENER, A., and DIEZ, T., eds., 2004. European integration theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.197/214.
10 The EU as international actor ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 157/185.
11 A critical evaluation of European integration theory ROSAMOND, B., 2000. Theories of European integration. Houndmills and New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 186/197.
12 Analytical exercise 1 Instructor’s setting
13 Analytical exercise 2 Instructor’s setting
14 Analytical exercise 3 Instructor’s setting
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

All course readings are available at the University Library and as open sources.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Academic journal articles based on context.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
40
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
1
35
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
1
47
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve and deepen the theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically and analytically the relationships between various factors in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture at an advanced level.

X
3

To be able to determine the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature and gain the ability of questioning at an advanced level.

X
4

To be able to gain the ability to develop innovative, leading and original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
5

To be able to gather, analyze, and interpret the data by using advanced qualitative or quantitative research methods in Political Science and International Relations.

X
6

To be able to develop original academic works and publish scientific articles in refereed national or international indexed journals in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

X
7

To be able to describe individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and/or as part of a team in generating innovative and analytical solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

9

To be able to develop projects in determining the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in national and international politics.

10

To be able to prepare an original thesis in Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

X
11

To be able to follow new research and developments, publish scientific articles and participate the debates in academic meetings in Political Science and International Relations through a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations. 

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest