European Union Policies Course

Teaching and Learning-European Union Policies

European Union Policies is a specialized mandatory course that is offered to 2nd year International Relations and European Union undergraduate students. The structure of the curriculum is divided into IR and EU Studies courses.

The course European Union Policies is one of the core disciplines in the International Relations and European Studies Curriculum. This course has crossed significant changes over the years in terms of academic content, pedagogical approaches or instructors responsible for the teaching activities. The module leader(dr. Cuglesan) teaches this course for several years; the current proposal represents the outcome of a long process of reflection and several years of teaching this course in terms of designing the teaching activities in order to meet the needs of the students for academic and labour market purposes. The current version of the course and seminar activities represents the perfect blend between policy analysis skills, top-down approach(knowledge on the history and evolution of EU Policies) and bottom-up approaches (case studies on the member states) as well as consolidation of academic writing, research skills and digital competences

The course is divided into four modules: What are EU Policies? (8 hours), Theoretical approaches and instruments(16 hours), History and Evolution of EU Policies(16 hours), Case studies(16 hours) on the new member states(RO and Bulgaria).

This course differentiates itself in the landscape of teaching practices, by promoting a full menu approach in terms of academic content and pedagogical approaches.

  • enabling the knowledge on the history and evolution of EU Policies;
  • enhancing the research skills of the students by emphasizing on the theoretical instruments of policy analysis;
  • Case studies on the new member states(Romania and Bulgaria) and the response to EU Policies;
  • promoting active learning and student centred pedagogies, by using the problem based learning method;
  • implement the Digital Competence Framework 2.0, especially three key components out of the five key areas. The students will consolidate their digital competences especially in the framework of the team research on the evolution of Romania and Bulgaria after their accession to the EU.

1. Information and data literacy

1.2 Evaluating data, information and digital content

1.3 Managing data, information and digital content

2. Communication and collaboration

2.2 Sharing through digital technologies

2.4 Collaborating through digital technologies

5. Problem-solving competencies

5.3 Creatively using digital technologies

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