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Common Policies in the EU


ECTS credits: 6

Weekly workload: 2 hours lecture+  2 hours seminar

Assessment: exam

Type of exam: written



This discipline is taken the third semester in Germany. Students can have a number of choices concerning the common policies in the EU provided they choose a course compatible with the module Politics and Policies. Such compatible courses are: Die neue EU und ihr Umfeld, Asylpolitik und Migration and others.

Course content

Politics, national politics and common policies as concepts, sources, principles and the law system of the EU.  The position of common policies in the law system of the EU. Economic, international trade and security policies. Other common community policies. What is the future of the common EU policies according to the drafted Constitution of Europe. Potential EU applicants and EU policies to them EU policy towards Russia.


Teaching and assessment

The equal number of lectures and seminars guarantees the balanced approach to the course – theory is followed by a sufficient number of practical tasks during seminars. Basic teaching methods for work with students are: international team work, discussion, case studies teaching method. The individual assignment is another opportunity for the students for creative work on key issues of the course. Final assessment is based on the semester exam which contributes 80%  to the final ECTS grade and the individual assignment and active participation during lectures and seminars which contribute 20%.


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