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2011/2012  BA-PREI  Regional Integration and the EU

English Title
Regional Integration and the EU

Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics
Course Coordinator
  • Magali Gravier - Department for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • Globalization, International Business, markets and studies
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • Describe and discuss key institutional structures of the EU.
  • Describe and explain basic theories of EU integration.
  • Formulate a simple research question with testable hypotheses relating to changes in EU policies and their impact on business opportunities in the EU.
  • Select relevant data to produce justified answers to the research question relating such data to choice theory and concepts.
Regional Integration and the EU:
Assessment Term Paper
Marking Scale 7-step scale
Censorship Internal examiners
Exam Period Summer Term and August, The exam is in June. The re- and make-up exam is in August.
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration Please, see the detailed regulations below
Exam regulations:
Individually written assignment (10 pages) graded by teacher and internal censor on the 7-point scale. The exam must include a business/economic perspective.

Make-up exam when ill during the writing of the paper is the same as for the ordinary exam.

Re-exam when the ordinary exam is failed is a new 10 page individually written assignment.
Course Content
The course provides the students with an understanding of how the business environment is changing in the European Union due to the single market and enlargement and how these changes lead to new kinds of constraints and opportunities for business. The course should provide students with 1) a basic understanding of integration theory; 2) an understanding of the development of the EU and 3) an understanding of key policy issues in the EU, major players and their (potential) impact on business.
Teaching Methods
Lectures and group discussions.