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Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EUR2325 Institutions of EU Spring 3 0 3 4
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Hybrid
Course Coordinator : Assoc. Prof. ESRA ALBAYRAKOĞLU
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. SEMİHA ÖZGÜR ÜNAL ERİŞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The main aim of this course is to make a brief introduction to the institutions of the European Union and make the students familiar with their organisation, methods and functions. At the end of the course the students will have an overview of the functioning of the European Union policies, politics involved and relations between the institutions.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who have succeeded in this course;

1. Gain an understanding of how integration changed Europe.
2. Gain a knowledge and understanding of different institutions in EU
3. Possess a robust understanding of the decision-making structures at the EU level.
4. Comment on the power dynamics among the EU member states.
5. Grasp working method of EU institutions.

Course Content

This course aims at introducing students the key players in the EU decision-making and how the EU laws are made. It introduces the main institutions of the EU, the issues of membership and representation in these institutions. It will instruct students key players such as European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the EU, Court of Justice and advisory institutions such as Committee of Regions and European Economic and Social Commmittee.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction of the Syllabus and mind mapping technique Course Schedule, Review and Expectations
2) History of European Integration Itsleargning
3) Grand Theories of European Integration: Supranationalism and Intergovernmentalism Sources on itslearning
4) Institutions and Actors: European Commission Sources on Itslearning (Cini, p.42-59, in Warleigh, Cini et al., Chapter 8)
5) Institutions and Actors: The Council of the European Union Sources on Itslearning (Sherington, p. 25-39, in Warleigh, Cini et al., Chapter 9)
6) Institutions and Actors: The European Parliament Sources on Itslearning (Burns, p. 62-79, in Warleigh, Cini et al., Chapter 10)
7) Institutions and Actors: The Courts of the European Union (ECJ and the Court of First Instance) Sources on Itslearning (Hunt, p.103-120, in Warleigh)
8) Institutions and Actors: The Courts of the European Union (The Court of Auditors and the EU Ombudsman) Sources on Itslearning (Giddings et al., 123-160 in Warleigh)
9) Mid-Term Exam
10) Institutions and Actors: Interest Groups and the European Union Sources on Itslearning (Cini et al., Chapter 12)
11) The European Central Bank Sources on Itslearning (Howart, p. 82-98, in Warleigh)
12) Advisory Bodies: The Economic and Social Committee Sources on Itslearning (Alex Warleight, p. 163-175 in Warleigh)
13) Advisory Bodies: The Committee of the Regions Sources on Itslearning (Alex Warleight, p. 177-189 in Warleigh)
14) Mind-Mapping Presentations and submission of Assignment 2: Second Mind-Map


Course Notes / Textbooks: Weekly readings will be uploaded on ItsLearning at the beginning of the semester. Please note that all book chapters and articles listed on the syllabus are also accessible through the BAU Library.
The PPT files will be shared on ItsLearning following each class.


Haftalık ders okumalarının tamamı, dönem başında ItsLearning’e yüklenir. Ders izlencesinde yer alan tüm kitap bölümleri ve makalelere BAU Kütüphanesi’nden de erişilebilir.
PowerPoint dosyaları, hafta bazında ve işlenen ders sonrasında ItsLearning’e yüklenir.
References: Articles in Course Package

İşlenen konularla ilgili Youtube videoları.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 30
Presentation 1 % 0
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 11 33
Study Hours Out of Class 14 62
Homework Assignments 2 6
Midterms 1 2
Final 1 2
Total Workload 105

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.