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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) First 3000 word essay (from 12/13) 50%
  Second 3000 word essay (from 12/13) 50%
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour exam 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment visiting/exchange PART-YEAR ONLY 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
Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • 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, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (with Intercalated Year) (M167) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (with Intercalated Year) (M16B) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (without Year Abroad) (M16D) - Year 3
  • 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 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