The European Union (UI515) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
The European Union UI515 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Yılmaz
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objectives of the course are: • to introduce the historical evolution of the EU and the changes experienced in the EU; • to introduce the institutions of the EU; • to familiarize the students with the policies of the EU; • to make an introduction to the EU-Turkey relations
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to learn EU’s institutions and policies;
  • to understand the historical evolution of the EU
  • to understand the changes in the operation of the EU after the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty
  • to have information on EU-Turkey relations
Course Content An introduction to the institutional structure of the EU considering the evolving nature of the EU and its institutions, the operation of the institutions and their role in policy-making focusing on specific policies of the EU, EU-Turkey relations focusing on EU policies and the role of institutions on policy-making.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 1. Week: Introduction 2. Week : The historical development of the European Integration 3. Week : EU institutions 4. Week: EU enlargement and neighborhood policy 5. Week: EU and democratization 6. Week : EU's economic integration and EU law 7. Week : Mid-term 8. Week : EU's Agricultural Policy and EU's Policy of Foreign Trade 9. Week : EU's Regional Policy and and EU's Competition Policy 10. Week : EU's Environment Policy and EU's social policy 11. Week : EU's Transportation Policy and EU's Education Policy 12. Week: European Security and Defense Policy and EU's Energy Policy 13. Week: Europeanization 14. Week: Conclusion


Course Book 1. Kaya, A., Aydın-Düzgit, S., Gürsoy, Y., Beşgül, Ö.O. (ed) (2011). Avrupa Birliği’ne Giriş Tarih, Kurumlar ve Politikalar. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Yayınları.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 40
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations. X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level. X
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events. X
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations. X
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors. X
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas. X
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area. X
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area. X
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills. X
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning. X
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 7 98
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 9 9
Homework Assignments 1 50 50
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 177