ECTS - Institutional Structure of the EU

Institutional Structure of the EU (AB501) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Institutional Structure of the EU AB501 Area Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
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. Gozde Yilmaz
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • to familiriaze students with EU’s institutions considering the history of European integration; • to introduce the changes in the institutions of the EU across time; • to acquire knowledge on policy-making in the EU and the role of different institutions on the policy-making referring to various EU policies (e.g., EU’s environment policy, EU’s education policy); and • to familiriaze students specifically the recent institutional structure of the EU, specifially with the Lisbon Treaty.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to learn EU’s institutional structure in detail
  • understand the operation of the EU referring to the institutional structure and learn the changes made in the institutional structure of the EU across time
  • to understand the policy-making of teh EU and the role of EU institutions in policy-making.
Course Content 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 Introduction
2 The historical development of the European Integration Kaya et al. pp. 1-21.
3 Introduction to the EU institutions Kaya et al. pp. 25-41
4 European Commission and Council of Ministers Akçay ve Göçmen (eds), pp. 161-197
5 European Parliament and European Council Akçay and Göçmen (eds), pp. 109-159
6 EU law and European Court of Justice Kaya et al., pp.. 117-137; Akçay and Göçmen (eds) pp. 201-225
8 Policy-making in the EU Akçay and Göçmen (eds), pp. 281-315
9 Case study: Environment and Education Policy Kaya et al., pp. 195-212, 243-256
10 Case study: EU enlargement and neighborhood policy and Europeanization Kaya et al, pp. 43-58; Akçay and Göçmen (eds), pp. 631-650
11 Case study: European Security and Defense Policy Kaya et al., pp. 257-273
12 Case study: EU Regional Policy Kaya et al., pp. 181-194
13 Case Study: EU Social Policy Kaya et al., pp.213-224
14 Conclusion


Course Book 1. Akçay, B. Göçmen, I. (ed) (2012). Avrupa Birliği –Tarihçe, Teoriler, Kurumlar ve Politikalar. Ankara :Seçkin Yayıncılık.
2. Karluk, S. R. (2011) Avrupa Birliği Kuruluşu Gelişmesi Genişlemesi Kurumları. Istanbul: Beta.
3. 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
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 25 25
Homework Assignments 1 75 75
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 25 25
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125