The objective of this module is:
To provide students with theoretical and factual knowledge about developments within the field of EU policies.
To enable students to analyze EU policies and policy-making processes.
The module focuses on key policy areas of the EU as well as its policy-making processes. The students will be introduced to policy analysis, the internal dimensions of EU policies (such as trade, migration, environment, employment and energy policies as well as the internal market) as well as the external dimensions (i.e., decision-making procedures, actors and institutions of EU foreign policy). Various theoretical approaches will be presented in these realms.
theories, themes and practices within the field of EU policies, including foreign policy
policy analysis and policy-making processes in the EU
can use their knowledge within the module’s subject areas to select theories that serve the analytical purpose, and at the same time remain critical to these theories.
are able to identify key actors of the EU policy-making process and their roles
can analyze key areas of EU policies
are able to critically apply theory to empirical data in order to analyze and explain developments within the module’s subject area
can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge.
The module consists of lectures, seminars, and exercises.
|Name of exam||EU Policies|
|Type of exam|
Written examThe examination for EU Policies is an internally assessed individual written examination. The examination is a 72-hour take-home assignment comprising issues within the subject area of EU Policies. The assignment paper must not exceed 8 pages.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||EU Policies|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|