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PO238 - Themes in European Integration

  • Module code: PO238
  • Module name: Themes in European Integration
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to: develop an understanding of the origins and developments of the EU; explore the main theoretical approaches to European integration; offer an understanding of the Treaty and institutional development of the EU; analyse key policy dilemmas and issues facing the EU; discuss the role of the EU as an actor in world politics; assess the contemporary debates about the future of European integration.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to: demonstrate an appreciation of the historical context of European integration and the significance of the EU; critically discuss the characteristics of the EU’s governance framework in relation to the key themes covered; assess the strengths and weaknesses of the key theoretical debates governing the nature of European integration and the EU as a global actor; critically analyse, both orally and in writing, the current issues facing the EU in important policy areas. On completion of this module, you should also have developed your presentation skills, research skills, and your abilities to work independently and as part of a group.

Timetabled teaching activities

There will be one weekly two-hour session consisting of a lecture and a seminar.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po238

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO238-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PO238-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and French (M163) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (M164) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 2