IR212 Politics in Europe

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR212 Politics in Europe 3 1 6 Mon: 16.00-16.50, Wed: 14.00-15.50
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Kristian L. Nielsen Office Hours Schedule Mon 14:00-16:00, Wed: 10:00- 12:00 OR by appointment, use email.
E-mail knielsen@ius.edu.ba
Phone Office / Room No B F1.32
Assistant
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Course Objectives • To provide knowledge in areas related to European politics • To offer an overview of the most important theories, issues as well as recent development • To improve skills of students in area of analysis and presentation of european topics
Textbook Paul Kubicek, European Politics, 2nd ed., London: Routledge, 2017. Cini, M. & Borragán, N.P-S. (eds.), European Union Politics, 6th edition, Oxford University Press, 2018. Compendium available from the copy shop in Building A
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the most important problems of the European politics
  2. Identify the role of major actors and institutions dealing with the European politics
  3. Develop interpersonal and team working skills
  4. Present the most important issue of European state politics
Teaching Methods Lectures, seminars, discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Registration week - no class
Week 2 Course introduction Kubicek 1
Week 3 Political and economic developments in West and East Kubicek 2
Week 4 European integration Kubicek 3+4
Week 5 Parliaments and electoral systems + QUIZ 1 Kubicek 5
Week 6 Executive authority in Europe Kubicek 6
Week 7 Midterm exam
Week 8 Legal structures and judicial systems Kubicek 7
Week 9 Political parties and elections Kubicek 8
Week 10 Political culture and political behaviour Kubicek 9
Week 11 Economic issues in Europe Kubicek 10
Week 12 Brexit: An introduction Cini & Borragán 27
Week 13 QUIZ 2 + Brexit: the movie
Week 14 Immigration and multiculturalism/Brexit continued Kubicek 11
Week 15 European security and foreign policy Kubicek 12
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1, 2, 3, 4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 1 1 5 1
Quiz 2 1 5 1
Midterm 1 35 1, 2, 3
Attendance 1 15
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 12 36 Final exam 18 1 18
Individual Learning 7 12 84
Midterm exam 12 1 12
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019
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