Curricular Unit:Code:
Portuguese Constitution and the European Union1080CPUE
3UndergraduateNutrition Sciences3 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English39
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
To provide a general view of the European Union and its institutions.
To understand the relationship between EU and the Portuguese Political Organisation.
To clarify the students about the key factors of the European Economic integration.
The Europe in the post-war. Co-operation and Integration periods. The Schuman Declaration and the institution of the European Communities. Economic integration levels. The Communities’ enlargements. European Economical Area. Revisions of the Treaties with the Single European Act, Treaty on the European Union and Amsterdam Treaty. The Communitarian Institutions and the European Union decision-making processes. Communitarian Law and its integration in the national law.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Unit I – The theoretical issues of the genesis and the process of European integration should encourage students to understand the contemporary political phenomena, as well as to promote critical reading on these issues.
Unit II – The presentation of the classical model of national political institutions versus the model of European integration aims to provide an understanding of national and EU institutional models and the link between the two, as well as, to promote a critical reading of the European economic integration process, within the institutional perspective.
Unit III – The presentation of the decision making process in the European Union and a brief discussion on EU law the general aim is to provide an understanding of the EU decision-making mechanisms and of basic information about EU law.
Unit IV – A brief summary on EU policies should sensitize students to the practical importance of political action community, illustrating it with examples of policies in key areas.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
2 tests (50% each)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Unit 1- Theoretical exposition of contents in the scientific area; Presentation and handling of lecture handbook; group debate. To integrate methods, concepts, theories and knowledge in the scientific area; To develop interactive competences within classes; Units II, III, IV - Theoretical exposition of contents in the scientific area. To demonstrate oral and written communication skills of expert assessment contents; To select methods of information management; To integrate methods, concepts, theories and knowledge in the scientific area.
CARDOSO, Carla Pinto, RAMOS, Cláudia, LEITE, Isabel Costa, CARDOSO, João Casqueira, VILA MAIOR, Paulo (2017), A União Europeia: Historia, Instituições e Políticas, 5ª Edição. Porto, Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Carla Pinto Rebelo (