European Union as a political project (seminarium) - 2017/2018

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Sławomir Łukasiewicz prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:00000-02-0200SEM0000
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
C1 - usage of knowledge and skills acquired during European Studies as well as preparation of MA Thesis in English
C2 - deepening of understanding of processes in Europe
Prerequisites
W1 - knowledge of political issues acquired during European Studies
W1 - interest in program issues
Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE
K_W02 Has wide knowledge about development of European administration
K_W03 Has wide knowledge about relations between cultures and civilizations
K_W05 Has wide knowledge on the development of European administration and foreign policy of the EU

SKILLS
K_U01 Is able to take advantage of theory to describe and analyse the causes and course of EU\'s cooperation in the field of foreign and security policy
K_U02 Is able to analyse in proper way the causes and character of European Union\'s foreign policy as well as forecast possible trends of this policy
K_U06 Has ability to prepare professional speeches in Polish and English
K_U07 Has ability to prepare professional papers in Polish and English

SOCIAL COMPETENCE (ATTITUDE)
K_K01 Has ability of creative participation in labour market
K_K02 Is able to work in group and to inspire such work
K_K03 Understands necessity of permanent mobility in labour market
K_K04 is able to improve his knowledge and skills with reference to different sciences
K_K05 Is able to participate and organize social, political and economic initiatives
Teaching method
Explanation, analysis, conversation, reading, work with internet source, work on texts, preparation of MA thesis in English
Course content description
1. Methodology of the European Studies
2. Ethics of researcher
3. Essence of the European integration process
4. Concepts of European political integration
5. Changes within European institutions
6. CFSP
7. Polish foreign policy as a part of European policy
8. Attempts of creating of European constitution
9. Public debate on Europe – in Poland, or in other countries
10. European unity in (Polish) political thought
11. European Parliament and europarties
12. Polish political parties and European integration
13. Between national and European politics
14. Other aspects of EU\'s functioning
Forms of assessment
poor
(W) student doesn’t has elementary knowledge in the field of political sciences
(U) student is not able to plan his work
(U) student is not able to gather materials and to analyse them
(U) student is not able to prepare MA thesis
(K) student doesn’t respect the deadlines
(K) student violated research ethics

fair
(W) student has elementary knowledge in the field of political sciences
(U) student is able to plan his work
(U) student is able to gather materials and to carry out simple analysis of them
(U) student is able to prepare MA thesis
(K) student respects the deadlines usually
(K) student respects research ethics

good
(W) student has good knowledge in the field of political sciences
(U) student is able to plan his work well
(U) student is able to gather proper materials and to carry out proper analysis of them
(U) student is able to prepare good MA thesis
(K) student respects the deadlines
(K) student respects research ethics

very good
(W) student has broad knowledge in the field of political sciences
(U) student is able to plan his work perfectly
(U) student is able to gather proper materials, carry out proper analysis of them and to propose unique conclusions
(U) student is able to prepare perfect MA thesis
(K) student respects the deadlines
(K) student respects research ethics
Required reading list
Handbooks:
J.W. Creswell, Research Design (International Student Edition): Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, Sage 2013.
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics , ed. Stokes, Susan C., John S. Saden,
Boix, Carles, Oxford University Press 2011.
The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology, eds. Collier, David, Brady, Henry E., Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M. (Editor), Oxford University Press 2008.

Suggested reading
Gregory M. Scott, Steve M. Garrison, Political Science Student Writer\'s Manual, 2011.
J. McCormick, European Union Politics, Palgrave Macmillan 2011.
S. Hix, Political system of the Eruopean Union, Palgrave Macmillan 2011.
N. Nugent, The Government and Politics of the European Union, Palgrave Macmillan 2010.
D. Dinan, Ever Closer Union, Palgrave Macmillan 2010.
A. Heywood, Politics, Palgrave Macmillan 2007.
J. Neyer, A, Wiener, Political theory of the European Union, New York 2011.
J.J. Węc, Spór o kształt ustrojowy Wspólnot Europejskich i Unii Europejskiej w latach 1950-2010. Między ideą ponadnarodowości a wspópracą międzyrządową. Analiza politologiczna, Kraków 2012.
M. Surmaczyński, Podstawowe problemy metodologiczne nauk społeczno-politycznych, Wrocław 2010.
R. Sielezin, Badania źródłoznawcze w politologii. Wybrane zagadnienia metodologiczne, Wrocław 2010.
K. A. Wojtaszczyk, Metodologia badań europejskich, Warszawa 2011.
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Credit