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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
EUR3321 EU Law Fall 3 0 3 5
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. CEREN ZEYNEP PİRİM
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The overall aim of the course is for the students to attain basic knowledge of the EU legal system. Firstly, the students will be introduced to the historical background of the EU and its institutional structure as well as a cursory overview of the common market. The character of sources of Union law and the legislative process are thereafter will be elaborated. Furthermore, the relationship between the legal system of the EU and those of the Member States will be the main focus of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Evaluate if /how the co-decision procedure enhanced a more democratic environment within the EU.
2. Differentiate between levels of legislation (primary legislation vs. secondary legislation) in terms of their effects.
3. Analyze the case law via the relevant Treaty Articles.
4. Demonstrate the significance and effect of regulations and directives in different member states.
5. Explain the extent and limits of the powers of the European Union, including central principles and the role of EU courts.

Course Content

The Development of European Integration; The Role of the Commission; The Role of the Council; The Role of the European Parliament; The EU Legislation; Court of Justice; Actions Against Member States; Judicial Review of EU Acts. Preliminary Rulings; Direct Effect of Community Law; Supremacy of EU Law; “Cassis de Dijon” and the Development of Free Movement Rules.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) The Development of European Integration.
2) The Role of the Commission.
3) The Role of the Council.
4) The Role of the European Parliament.
5) EU Legislation
6) Court of Justice
7) Actions Against Member States
8) Judicial Review of EU Acts.
9) Preliminary Rulings.
10) Direct Effect of Community Law
11) Supremacy of EU Law
12) “Cassis de Dijon” and the Development of Free Movement Rules
13) EU Law- various subjects
14) EU law - various subjects


Course Notes / Textbooks: Required Reading:
PaulCraig and Grainne De Burca, “EU Law”, Oxford University Press, 3rd ed., 2003 (ISBN: 9780199279435)
Recommended Readings:
Trevor C. Hartley , “The Foundations of European Union Law : an Introduction to the Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Union”, Oxford University Press, 7th ed., 2010 (ISBN: 0199566755)
Nigel Foster, “EC Legislation”, Oxford University Press, 16th ed., 2009 (ISBN: 0199283109)
Apart from the main textbooks, essential readings or articles, when there is relevance, will be distributed in advance of the topics.

Apart from the main textbooks, essential readings or articles, when there is relevance, will be distributed in advance of the topics.
References: Supplemental readings and other media will be assigned on a weekly basis, and can be found via ItsLearning.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 80
Midterms 1 1.5
Final 1 1.5
Total Workload 125

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.