COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
European Union Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 470
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives This is a course which aims 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;
  • Will be well informed of legal methodology and gain substantial knowledge of theory in order to be able to solve problems related to the EU law.
  • Will learn the current legislation regarding the basic areas of the EU law.
  • Will have a clear understanding on the EU law's role and supremacy.
  • Will comprehend the relation between the EU law and other academic disciplines.
  • Will 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 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 Course notes
2 History and General Structure of European Integration: Deepening and Enlargement Craig, Paul / de Burca, Grainne, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials, 6th ed., Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 1-27; Course notes
3 Legal Dimension of Turkey-EU Relations Göçmen, İlke, "The Freedom of Establishment and To Provide Services: A Comparison of the Freedoms in European Union Law and Turkey-EU Association Law", Ankara Law Review, 2011; Ders notları.
4 Institutional Structure of EU, Main Institutions Craig/de Burca, pp. 30-71; Course notes.
5 Competence in the EU; Decision-Making in the EU; Sources of the EU Law Craig/de Burca, pp. 73-160; Course notes.
6 EU Legal Order; Basic Doctrines of the EU Law Craig/de Burca, pp. 184-277, 429-606; Course notes.
7 Internal/Common Market – Theoretical Structure and Basic Principles; History of Internal Market in the EU Craig/de Burca, pp. 607-636; Course notes.
8 Free Movement of Goods – I Craig/de Burca, pp. 638-663; Course notes.
9 Midterm Exam
10 Free Movement of Goods – II Craig/de Burca, pp. 665-695; Course notes.
11 Free Movement of Goods – III Craig/de Burca, pp. 695-718; Course notes.
12 Free Movement of Capital and Payment Craig/de Burca, pp. 721-725; Course notes.
13 Free Movement of Persons and Services – I Craig/de Burca, pp. 744-765; Course notes.
14 Free Movement of Persons and Services – II Craig/de Burca, pp. 765-770; Course notes.
15 Free Movement of Persons and Services - III Craig/de Burca, pp. 794-851; Course notes.
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Craig, Paul / de Burca, Grainne, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials, 6. Bs., Oxford University Press, 2015.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Foster, Nigel, EU Treaties & Legislation, Oxford, 2017; Homewood, Matthew J., Concentrate EU Law, 5th ed., Oxford, 2016.

 

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
16
3
48
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
34
Final Exams
1
50
    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.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

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.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

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

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

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

X
12

To be able to use 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”).

X

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