European Integration

Course Code: AS 317 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Călina Ana Buțiu
Seminar tutor: Sebastian Claudiu Stefani
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 1
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

Investigation and analysis based on the debates a the main theories of European integration;
Examining EU democracy according to governance theory versus consociational democracy
Analysis of the role of supranational actors in the decision-making process

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

European integration - psychosociological perspective History of ideas and practice of European construction Romanians and European integration. The attitude of Romanians Romanians and European integration. The attitude of Western citizens National identity and European identity Intergroup assignments in the context of European integration Labor migration and European integration Research methodology of European integration. Opinion polls Research methodology of European integration. Eurobarometers and their methodological-theoretical significance European integration and globalization

Teaching methods:

Debate, argument, text analysis

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of the main approaches and theories regarding European integration Knowing the history of European construction. Knowledge of the institutional actors and the decision-making process at the European Union level. Students will know to identify and use the relevant sources of information about the European Union

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Course (50%) Acquiring the knowledge of the course and from the specialized bibliography. Seminar (50%) Participation in the seminar debates and oral presentation of a given topic.

Recommended reading:

John McCormick, Understanding the European Union: a concise introduction, Palgrave Macmillan,, Houndmills, 2008, 46-75.
John Peterson and Michael Shackleton(Eds.), The Institutions of the European Union, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006, 272-292.
Justin Greenwood, Interest representation in the European Union,, PalgraveMcmillan, Houndmills, 2007, 156-176.