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European Studies

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
know the history and economic policy development of European integration;
know the institutional framework of the European Union.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course provides an introduction to the history, economic policy and development of the European Union. The topics addressed in the course are: forms of economic integration, the history of European integration, institutional development, EU decision-making bodies, areas of common economic policy, European monetary integration, problems of EU expansion as well as non-economic common policy.

recommended or required reading

Herz, D. (Hrsg.): Die Europäische Union. 2. Aufl,. München, 2008.
Klemmer, P. (Hrsg.): Handbuch Europäische Wirtschaftspolitik. München, 1998.
Ohr, R. u. T. Theurl (Hrsg.): Kompendium Europäische Wirtschaftspolitik, München 2001.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Mag. Philipp Schmädeke,director of studies

year of study

2nd year

recommended optional program components

not specified

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable