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PO358 - European Union Policy-Making

  • Module code: PO358
  • Module name: European Union Policy-Making
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to: develop an understanding of EU policy processes; explore the main theoretical approaches associated with EU decision-making dynamics and policy processes; examine the relative importance of the actors involved in EU policy-making; offer an in-depth understanding of a series of EU policy areas; analyse the relevance of theoretical approaches to the realities of EU policy-making.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to: describe the workings of EU policy processes; critically discuss the key characteristics of EU policy processes; assess the relative merit of the main actors involved in the dynamics of EU policy-making; analyse in-depth, both orally and in writing, at least two policy sectors and be able to understand their dynamics in terms of EU policy-making processes.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x lecture and 1 x seminar per week for 2 terms. Revision schedule in term 3.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po358

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PO358-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%
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, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics (with Intercalated Year) (M101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (with Intercalated Year) (M161) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (with Intercalated Year) (M16B) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (with Intercalated year) (ML14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with International Studies (R3M1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (with Year Abroad) (VM12) - Year 4