ECTS - Political Integration of the EU

Political Integration of the EU (AB503) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Political Integration of the EU AB503 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, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to analyze the European integration process with itis political, economic and social influences in detail.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to gather knowledge on the historical development of European integration
  • understand the theories of European Integration
Course Content The historical development and the theoretical background of European integration, European Historical Development, EU`s participation suspension, EU membership, the EU`s democratic structure, European citizenship, fundamental rights and civil society, European corporate structure, EU`s decision making process, new EU treaty, European treaty on the

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 The Causes of European Integration Günuğur, pp. 29-32
3 European Coal and Steel Community - ECSC Günuğur, pp. 34-52
4 Failed political and military integration initiatives Günuğur, pp. 34-52
5 European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community Günuğur, pp. 34-52
6 The institutional structure of the European Communities and functioning Günuğur, pp. 204-287
7 Unification Treaty and after
8 Maastricht Treaty Günuğur, pp.37-63
9 The European Monetary Union Günuğur, pp.37-63
10 Amsterdam Treaty Günuğur, pp. 144-147
11 Nice Treaty Günuğur, pp. 177-185
12 European Constitution initiatives: the European Convention, failed referendums and results
13 Lisbon Treaty
14 Financial and economic crisis in Europe Günuğur, pp.37-63
15 The Future of Europe: Discussions and Predictions
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Günuğur, H. Avrupa Birliği, Avrupa Ekonomik Danışma Merkezi Yayını, 2014

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
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) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125