Information Package / Course Catalogue
European Union Studies
Course Code: UYL515
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

The course aims to equip the students with an international vision to understand and analyze the challenges and complexities European affairs.

Course Content

The establishment and evıolution process of the European Union will be studied with political and economic dimensions. The European identity concept, the institutions, actors and policies of the Union will be analyzed in detail.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to analyse the process of economic and political integration of the EU.
2.To be able to comprehend the place of the EU in world politics.
3.To be able to analyse EU-Turkey relations.
4.Learns about the European Union institutions.
5.Learns European integration theories.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Dinan, D. (2010). Ever closer union: Introduction to european integration. (4th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
2.Dinan, D. (2010). Ever closer union: Introduction to european integration. (4th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Types of Economic Integration: Free Trade Area, Customs Union
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Types of Economic Integration: the Common Market, the economic-monetary union, Full Economic Integration.
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Types of Political Integration: Enterprise Integration, Administrative Integration, Behavioral Integration, Security Integration.
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Karakaş, Y. (2002). Avrupa Birliği’nde Siyasal Entegrasyon, Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Types of Political Integration: Behavioral Integration, Security Integration.
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Karakaş, Y. (2002). Avrupa Birliği’nde Siyasal Entegrasyon, Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Theories of European Integration: federalism, functionalism, neo-functionalism.
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Theories of European integration: institutionalist approach, the confederal approach, Dependency Approach.
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Theories of European Integration: Flexible Integration Theories, social constructivism.
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 10 - Theoretical
The emergence of the idea of integration in Europe.
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 12 - Theoretical
ECSC, EURATOM and the EEC: The Treaty of Rome.
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 13 - Theoretical
The structure of the European Union
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Council of Europe, Council of Ministers.
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 15 - Theoretical
The European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Union Court of Justice.
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Balkır, C. (2010). Uluslararası Ekonomik Bütünleşme: Kuram, Politika ve Uygulama – AB ve Dünya Örnekleri. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exams
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Assignment115116
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)127
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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