Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3049: European Integration

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

The module aims to provide an introduction to European integration by presenting major concepts, theoretical debates, historical events and key academic texts. It also aims to link theoretical arguments to empirical examples through employing examples from the history of European integration. By undertaking the module, you will develop an understanding of what the European Union is, how it evolved and how it can be interpreted from different theoretical perspectives.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the European Union and engagement with major theoretical debates through lectures, class discussion and submitted coursework;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of major theories of EU integration through lectures, class discussion and submitted coursework;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate the ability, through formative and summative coursework, to assimilate taught materials and utilise them to critically analyse and evaluate European integration using key theoretical arguments;
4. Demonstrate knowledge of major political theories and understanding of how to apply them to examples of political processes;
5. Synthesise a major corpus of political science literature;
6. Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical arguments within a significant sub-sector of political science;
Personal and Key Skills7. Research and write critical analytical essays;
8. Formulate critical arguments; and
9. Communicate complex arguments effectively through written submissions.