Single European Market and Economic and Monetary Union

Course unit code M.2.7
Course unit title Single European Market and Economic and Monetary Union
Name(s), surname(s) and title of lecturer(s) Prof. Elena Litsareva
Level of course compulsory
Semester II
ECTS credits 5
Working hours Contact hours 28  
     
     
     
     
     
  Self-study 152  
  Total 180  
Work placement Department of International Relations World Politics Chair Tomsk State University (TSU) Prospect Lenina, 36, 634050, Tomsk, Russia
Prerequisites projector
Language of instruction Russian, English
Objectives of the course Learning outcomes A student’s assessments methods
  - to identify the major stages and features of economic and monetary integration in Europe in the second half of the twentieth century; -to determine the causes and nature of integration in Europe in the second half of the twentieth century; -to analyze the main stages and features of economic integration within the European Union; - to examine key issues of the creation of the Economic and Monetary Union. In general, after having studied the course, students should be able to analyze the political, social and economic processes in the EU at supranational, national, regional and local levels in terms of unity and interrelation between different levels. Course paper – 30% Presentation – 20% Oral examination – 50%
Teaching methods Lectures(presentations), seminars, discussion, tutorial
Course unit content Course objective – To identify the major stages and features of economic and monetary integration in Europe in the second half of the twentieth century Gained knowledge and skills: - Causes and nature of integration process in Europe - Creating a "European Community". Establishment of the internal market and creation of a single market space - Single monetary and credit policy of the EU. European Central Bank - The main convergence criteria. Stability and Growth Pact - Enlargement process and Economic and Monetary Union 2008 crisis. Transformation of the EMU
List of Topics Topic title Contact hours Assignments and independent study hours
The causes and essence of integration processes in Europe 4  
The causes and essence of integration processes in Europe 4 20
Single monetary and credit policy of the EU. The European Central Bank. 6 40
The basic criteria convergence. The Stability and Growth Pact and its revision. 6 40
  The enlargement process, Economic, and Monetary Union. 4 30
  Crisis 2008. Transformation of EMU 4 22
Assessment requirements Recommended literature survey Interim test Presentation of individual and group research works. Exam
Assessment criteria Ability: - to use basic Contemporary history and international relations knowledge - to use the European integration development knowledge - to design, construct, manage and analyze the professional activities
The composition of final accumulative mark Capability: - to analyze the tools, mechanisms of the EU economic, social and regional policy - to analyze the EU political and socio-economic processes at the supranational, national, regional and local levels in unity -to be able to search documents and literature on the European integration processes and synthesize the information in research and analytical works
Author of the course Elena Litsareva