European Union


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the European Union’s institutions, organs, and their functioning
  • the politics of the EU and their relation to political and social developments in Europe.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • understanding the structures, and power distribution of the EU and EU’s role in international politics
  • analyzing the development and policies of the EU.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • working with relevant theories and methods for analyzing issues within the discipline of the elective course.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examEuropean Union
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

The examination is an individual take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of six pages and a maximum of eight pages.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleDen europæiske union
Module codeBALISE2231
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities