|Portuguese Constitution and the European Union||783CPUE|
|Learning Period:||Language of Instruction:||Total Hours:|
|Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:|
|The students are expected to:|
Acquire general knowledge on the European Union and its institutions;
Acquire knowledge and to understand the relationship between the EU and the national level of politics;
Be able to debate and assess European economic and political integration.
At the end of the course the students are expected to have acquired:
Competencies in the selection and interpretation of information;
Competencies of written and oral communication, within academic publics or broader on the topics addressed;
Competencies of independent judgement on European integration (economic, social and political);
Competencies of applied knowledge to new situations and problems;
Competencies of autonomous work and lifelong self- learning capabilities
|I. Historical framework of European integration|
1. The European project: from past to present
2. International organizations and sovereignty: intergovernmentalism vs. supranationalism
3. Birth and development of European integration
3. European economic integration
4. Enlargements of the European Communities (ECs)/European Union (EU)
5. Amendments to the founding treaties
II. The institutional system of the EU
6. The multi-level framework of governance
7. The national level
8. EU institutional system
8.1. Institutions and organs
IV. EU policies and themes in the agenda
9. EU policies: an overview.
10. Themes in the European agenda.
|Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:|
|Knowledge and critical awareness on the European Union require preliminary knowledge on both the EU and EU-national relations on the dimensions of history, institutions and policies.|
|Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):|
|Lectures & tutorials aiming at involving the students in the teaching-learning process. |
Continuous assessment: 2 written tests + presence in class (at least 50%).
The written test assesses learning outcomes - the dimension of the class groups and the fact that there is only one session per week are the reason for this option.
|Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:|
|The methodology adopted aims at fostering the students' interest and involvement with the topic. The tests aim at producing reliable indicators of learning outcomes.|
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