|Course Code :||2200PSWENS|
|Study domain:||Political Sciences|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||168|
|Contract restrictions: ||Credit and exam contract not possible|
|Language of instruction :||English|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :A passive knowledge of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
No specific prerequisites required.
2. 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 contents
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 was by Widener University at Philadelphia, PA, USA. the 2012 edition will take place at Wroclams, Poland in January 2012 on the theme of EU asylum policy. The Seminar on European Integration is basically a preparation for the EUROSIM simulation in Wroclaw. 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
Class contact teaching: LecturesPractice sessionsLaboratory sessionsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments:IndividuallyAssignments:In group
5. Assessment method and criteria
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignmentsParticipation in classroom activities
6. Study material
powerpoint presentations; reader; simulation material
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Bache, Ian and Stephen George. 2006. Politics in the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
7. Contact information
Prof. Peter Bursens
Research Group European and International Politics
Department of Political Science
Sint Jacobstraat 2 - BE 2000 Antwerp - Belgium, room M283
+ 32 3 265 57 22
(+)last update: 19/05/2011 16:01 peter.bursens