Department of Business Administration

European Institutions(G385)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
G385 European Institutions 5 3 0 0 3 5
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Akif Emre ÖKTEM (Email)
Objective The course aims to clarify the history of the European idea and milestones in the European integration from 1945 to the present day. It explains the reasons as to why EU countries need this integration. It successively analyzes the institutional, legal and financial framework and explains the main operating mechanisms of the European Union.
Content 1.course : General introduction to the idea of European integration

2.course : 1950 - 1960 - The establishment of the Communities

3.course : 1960 - 1980 - The Community and major global crises

4.course : 1980 - 2000 - the European Single Act and the transition to the European Union

5.course : The 2000s - the issues and challenges of enlargement, the Treaty of Nice and the constitutional project

6.course : Mechanisms and decision-making institutions (the European Council, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Ministers)

7.course : The organization and competences of the consultation institutions (the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions) and audit institutions (the Court of Justice and the Court of Auditors)

8.course : Mid-term Exam

9.course : The organization and competences of Financial Institutions (the European Investment Bank and the European Central Bank)

10.course : European monetary policy

11.course : Presentations

12.course : The financial framework of the Union - The European budget

13.course : Institutional reforms (Treaty of Lisbon)

14.course : Enlargement and enlargement criteria
Course Learning Outcomes The student will acquire the knowledge and all the fundamental issues concerning the EU.

1. The origins of European integration
2. The Community Treaties
3. The institutional architecture (Community institutions) and decision-making procedures
4. Common economic policies
5. European budget
Teaching and Learning Methods
References Castarède, Jean, “50 ans de construction européenne (1957-2007)”, Levallois-Perret, 2007.

Clergerie, Jean-Louis, “Politiques communes de l'Union européenne”, Paris ellipses, 2006.

Clergerie, Jean-Louis, Gruber Annie, Rambaud Patrick, “L’Union européenne”, Paris Dalloz, 2008.

Dedeoğlu, Beril, “Dünden bugüne Avrupa Birliği”, Boyut Kitapları, 2003.

Dedeoğlu, Beril, “Adım adım Avrupa Birliği”, Okumuş Adam yayınları, 2006.

Echkenazi, José, “Guide de l'Union européenne”, Paris, Nathan,2007.

Defarges, Philippe Moreau , “La constitution européenne en question”, Paris : Editions d'Organisation, 2004.

Defarges, Philippe Moreau , “Les institutions européennes”, Colin, 2005.

Desmond, Dinan, “Europe Recast” A History of European Union, Pallgrave Mc Millan, 2004.

Grandguillot, Dominique, “L’Union européenne après le Traité de Lisbonne”, Paris Gualino 2008.

Dony, Marianne, “Après la réforme de Lisbonne les nouveaux traite´s europe´ens”, Universite´ de Bruxelles, 2008.

Mathieu, Jean-Luc, “L’Union européenne”, Paris PUF, 2006.
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Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 60
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 1 40
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The acquisition of high-level knowledge of the functions of production management and marketing, management, accounting and finance; the skill of using this knowledge. X
2 The acquisition of basic conceptual knowledge about scientific fields related to professional life, such as law, economics, sociology, psychology, social psychology and quantitative methods. X
3 The ability to work effectively in a team; the ability to pass on knowledge to other members of the team. X
4 The competence to use his/her knowledge on the field, to analyze and interpret the data obtained, to identify the problems encountered, to provide appropriate solutions and scientifically defend these solution suggestions when necessary. X
5 The competence to determine the aims and objectives of the company or institution in which he/she is employed by taking into account the needs, the competitive dynamics of the market and by calculating the risks incurred; the ability to engage in entrepreneurship and establish and manage a business. X
6 Awareness of constantly updating his/her professional knowledge and skills; the ability to adapt to change and innovation; the competence to evaluate critically the information he/she has acquired. X
7 Basic knowledge of information and communication technologies required for professional life; the ability to use core office programs at an advanced level; expertise in data processing and report writing in the IT environment. X
8 Ability to follow current information in his/her field in both English and French and to communicate in writing and verbally with stakeholders in both languages. X
9 The ability to conduct researches and studies taking into account the market, dynamics of competition, organizational and global factors and scientific methods; contribute to projects, take responsibility in projects, display competence to make innovative and effective decisions. X
10 Ability to develop strategies, find creative solutions to management problems by building relations with other areas of the social sciences and take the responsibility of these decisions. X
11 Consciousness of taking into account ethical values, when making decisions and being involved in business life. X
12 Awareness of the impact of practices related to his/her field on the global and social dimensions (universality of social rights, social justice, cultural values, environmental problems, sustainability, etc.) and their legal consequences. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 3 42
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 8 8
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 102
Total Workload / 25 4,08
Credits ECTS 4
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