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EUR3418 - The EU as a Global Actor

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 30/100 7 days
Home examination 70/100 7 days

Course content

To what extent does the European Union act on the world stage as a single actor? Is it an important power in shaping global politics? What are the driving principles, interests or ideals that structure its policy and behaviour? This course analyses the way in which the European Union influences world politics in the 21st century. Students will learn about the official foreign policy of the EU, the 'Common Foreign and Security Policy' (CSFP) as well as less formal and less coordinated ways in which Europe tries to shape world politics. We discuss, for example, recent crises such as the Ukraine crisis and the Arab Spring and how the EU did, or did not, respond to or act upon these events.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
Students have
- a thorough knowledge of European Union policies aimed at influencing its external environment
- a thorough understanding of the important actors shaping EU foreign policy
- a thorough understanding of tensions within EU foreign policy.
- an in-depth knowledge of fundamental theoretical perspectives on states and foreign policy within the field of International Relations

Skills:
Students are able to
- apply key abstract concepts such as 'power' and 'security' to understand Europe's role in the world
- use key theories within the field of International Relations to explain the actions and strategies of states and organizations in Europe
- assess to what extent EU foreign policy is effective and coherent.
- write a term paper based on independent research and empirical data
- perform in and assess normative debates about the current European politics

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Debates.
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

  • Debate

Further on evaluation

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

Students must participate actively in two debates during the course. The final grade for the course consists of 2 parts:
1. The first part is a 1,500 words assignment due at the end of October. It is worth 30% of the final grade. 2. The second part is a 3,000 words home exam due in December. It is worth 70% of the final grade.

In the event of a legitimate absence or a failed exam, students can apply to the Department of Historical 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. In order to obtain a pass grade in the course as a whole, both parts of the exam must be given as pass grade. Students who fail the exam must thus resit both parts of the exam.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Available at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EUR3408 7.5 01.09.2016
More on the course

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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Institutt for historiske og klassiske studier

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 30/100

Release 2020-10-15

Submission 2020-10-22

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 70/100

Release 2020-11-24

Submission 2020-12-01

Release 09:00

Submission 09:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 70/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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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