European negotiation seminar
|Course code module||MMIBD-650|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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No specific prerequisites required.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- to gain knowledge about European integration in general and more in particular about EU decision-making, EU-negotiations and EU internal security policies.
- to develop a critical attitude towards EU related issues and media coverage
- to develop the skills of writing and presenting reports and negotiating in a simulated real life setting
3. Course content
The European Negotiations Seminar is embedded in Taceuss, which is an international consortium of 22 European and US Universities (www.eusimulations.org ). Taceuss yearly organises EUROSIM, an international simulation of EU negotiations and decision-making. During the academic year 2009 - 2010, the simulation was organised in Antwerp on the topic of EU policy towards Russia. Duringf the academic year 2010-2011 the event will be hosted by Widener University at Philadelphia, PA, USA. The theme of the simulation will be the reform of EU regional policy. The Seminar on European Integration is basically a preparation for the EUROSIM simulation in Philadelphia. Participants will receive a thorough introduction in EU decision-making and the theme of the simulation. In addition, skills such as negotiating and debating will be exercised.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessionsPractical sessionsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments - in groupPaper - in groupExcursion(s)
5. Assessment method
6. Compulsory reading – study material
powerpoint presentations; reader; simulation material
7. Recommended reading - study material
Bache, Ian and Stephen George. 2006. Politics in the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
weekly office hours
laatste aanpassing: last update: 09/06/2010 16:12 peter.bursens