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EUR3416 - Contesting Europe

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 1 weeks ALLE

Course content

Who supports European integration, membership in the European Union, or other forms of close cooperation among European Nations? Who opposes this, and why do they do so? Which alternative visions for Europe exist beyond demands for more Europe and less Europe? This course analyses attitudes, preferences and behaviour of key societal actors on issues related to European integration and cooperation. We review public opinion, party politics, public discourse and social movements, and investigate how societal actors, such as individual citizens and political parties, relate to the European Union. We also examine how the issue of European integration is presented and debated in national parliaments and the media. This course discusses key episodes of contention in which European integration is at the forefront, for instance during referendums on membership and European Parliament elections. Additionally, this course looks at how we study contestation by challenging students to assess and evaluate empirical research on related topics.

Learning outcome

Successful candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

Knowledge

Candidates

  • understand the varieties of attitudes about Europe and their grounding in various political ideologies
  • have a thorough understanding of public opinion and public debate about European integration, including the explanatory power of identity and interests
  • have a thorough understanding of key theories explaining attitudes and behaviours on European integration
  • have a thorough understanding of party politics about EU issues and of the involvement of civil society organizations and social movements campaigning on EU issues
  • have a thorough understanding of how referenda on European integration work

Skills

Candidates are able to

  • assess the reliability and validity of empirical studies in this field
  • apply relevant theories to political conflict about Europe
  • apply relevant theories and concepts in response to short essay questions on a take-home exam

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The students must pass the oral presentation requirements in order to be evaluated in the course. Evaluation in this course is a written take-home exam. In the event of a legitimate absence or a failed exam, students can apply to the Department of Historical and Classical Studies for re-sitting the examination the following semester. Students who have obtained a passing grade but wish to improve their grade have to register for class and sit the ordinary exam when the course is taught. Compulsory activities from a previous semester may be approved by the department. It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

None.

Course materials

Available at the start of the semester.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • European Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies

Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE

Release
2022-12-05

Submission
2022-12-12


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Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
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  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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