COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
European Union Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 401
Fall
3
0
3
5
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Problem Solving
Case Study
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to introduce European Union (EU) institutions and EU substantive law. In this course, students will gain knowledge of the EU's institutional structure, functioning, the membership process, the legal dimension of Turkey-EU relations and free movement.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Analyze EU law problems depending on the legal methodology and substantial knowledge of theory.
  • Follow-up the current legislation regarding the basic areas of the EU law.
  • Explain the EU law's role and supremacy.
  • Compare the EU law with the other legal systems.
  • Discuss the EU judiciary system and the precedents of the Court of Justice on the basic areas of the EU law, especially free movement.
Course Description This course covers detailed examination of the EU law and legal process, mainly the founding treaties of the EU, EU acquis communautaire, the EU institutions and the Court of Justice, legal extent of relations between EU and member states.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction, History and General Structure of the European Integration Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 1, Chp. 1, “Creation of the European Community and European Union”, 3-17.
2 Legal Dimension of Turkey-EU Relations Akçay/Akipek, Turkey's Integration into the European Union: Legal Dimension.
3 Institutional Structure of the EU Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 1, Chp. 2, “The Institutional Framework of the European Union”, 17-33.
4 Competence in the EU; Decision-Making in the EU; Sources of the EU Law Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 1, Chp. 3-5, “Division of Competences between the Union and the Member States”, “The Sources of European Law”, “The Law-making Process in the European Union”, 33-73.
5 EU Legal Order; Basic Doctrines of the EU Law Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 2, Chp. 6, “The Constitutional Pillars of European Union Law”, 75-101.
6 EU Judiciary System Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 2, Chp. 7, “The Effectiveness of European Union Law”, Part 3 Chp. 8-10, 101-199.
7 Midterm Exam
8 History, Structure and Basic Principles of the Internal Market Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 11, “The Internal Market and Harmonisation”, 201-223.
9 Free Movement of Goods I Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 12-13, “The Free Movement of Goods: The Customs Union and the Abolition of Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers”, 223-277.
10 Free Movement of Goods II Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 14, “The Free Movement of Goods: Derogations and Justifications”, 277-301.
11 Free Movement of Workers Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 15, “Freedom to Exercise an Economic Activity”, 301-335; Part 6 Chp. 20, “The Free Movement of European Citizens”, 471-503.
12 Freedom of Establishment Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 15, “Freedom to Exercise an Economic Activity”, 301-335; Part 6 Chp. 20, “The Free Movement of European Citizens”, 471-503.
13 Freedom to Provide Services Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 15, “Freedom to Exercise an Economic Activity”, 301-335; Part 6 Chp. 20, “The Free Movement of European Citizens”, 471-503.
14 Free Movement of Capital and Payments Dadomo/Quénivet, Part 4, Chp. 15, “Freedom to Exercise an Economic Activity”, 301-335; Part 6 Chp. 20, “The Free Movement of European Citizens”, 471-503.
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
40
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exams
1
60
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

X
12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest