Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
UIL5212 European Union and Integration Policies Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SİNEM ERAY
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. SELCEN ÖNER
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to provide students with information about the integration theories, historical development, institutions and main policies of the European Union.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Explains EU theories and European integration processes.
2) Summarizes its historical development and establishment process, taking into account the international conjuncture during the Cold War period.
3) Analyzes Türkiye-EU relations and the membership process.
4) Explains the global role of the EU within the framework of the constantly changing Common Foreign and Security Policies.
5) Synthesizes the effects of institutions and member states in decision-making processes.
6) Evaluates the dynamics and future policies of the EU.

Course Content

This course focuses on the history of the EU, the integration process and integration theories. EU Institutions and the functioning of these Institutions are also within the scope of the course. In addition, the historical development of Turkey-EU relations and Turkey's current situation in the membership process are also discussed.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the Basic Concepts of the EU Pre-Reading
2) EU Theories Pre-Reading
3) EU History Pre-Reading
4) EU Institutions Pre-Reading
5) Member States Pre-Reading
6) Main Policies of the EU Pre-Reading
7) Midterm
8) Internal Security Policies Pre-Reading
9) The EU as a Global Actor Pre-Reading
10) EU Enlargement Process Pre-Reading
11) Discussions on the Historical Development of EU-Türkiye Relations and the Current Situation of Turkey Pre-Reading
12) Project Presentations
13) Project Presentations
14) Project Presentations
15) Final


Course Notes / Textbooks: Bomberg E., Peterson J., and Stubb A. (2008) The European Union: How does-it work? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
References: Cini M. (2004), European Union Politics Oxford: Oxford University Press.

-Öniş Z., Luxembourg, Helsinki and Beyond: Towards an Interpretation of Recent Turkey-EU Relations.

-R.A. Cangelossi and F. Salleo, “The Enlargement of the European Union”, S. Micossi and G. L. Tosato (eds), “The European Union in the 21st Century: Perpectives from the Lisbon Treaty”, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brusels, 2010, 142-161.

- Verney S., Ifantis Kostas (eds), Turkey’s road to European Union Membership, Routledge.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 10 10 100
Presentations / Seminar 4 10 40
Project 1 10 10
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 195

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To examine knowledge and skills acquired with understanding the interaction between other disciplines in the interdisciplinary dimension. 3
2) Have the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances with related to the field of International Relations and Politics in data collection, interpretation, and dissemination stages. 4
3) Have the knowledge of the political, economic and juridical foundation of the state. 5
4) To develop and deepen the information level of expertise Master's Degree on the basis of qualifications at the Global Politics and International Relations Program. 4
5) Have a critical perspective on concepts, arguments, and current issues. 4
6) To examine and evaluate countries and regions at the international level which embedded in practical and theoretical knowledge. 5
7) Evaluated to be critical a variety of security issues, strategies, and practical consequences in the international arena. 5
8) Have a good formation of the social sciences. 4
9) Have the knowledge of the nation state to the present day about geographical, institutional, structural, conceptual and theoretical development of the international relations. 3
10) Have the knowledge of Turkish foreign policy formation and decision-making process. 3