International and European Law, 7.5 credits (733A73)

International and European Law, 7.5 hp

Course description

The central themes of the course are:

  • European integration, as expressed in the EU- and EC Treaties, and the rule of law;
  • main features of the Common Market and its impact on the European integration;
  • important areas of community competence, supporting the Common Market;
  • sources of national and international law and the civil and human rights;
  • the EC legal system in relation to crime and punishment;
  • holders of official position and their authority;
  • legal rights of the individual.

Main field of study

Political Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course

Examiner

Per Jansson

Course coordinator

Per Jansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Carl-Johan Sommar

Available for exchange students

Yes

Contact

Kostas Mitropoulos, international coordinator

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2021 v202149-202203 English Linköping
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2021 v202149-202203 English Linköping

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1N

Entry requirements

  • 180 ECTS credits passed including 90 ECTS credits in Political Science or another discipline in Social Sciences
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish)

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the cource  the student should be able to:

  • recognize, analyze, and understand essential principles of international and European law;
  • demonstrate a deeper knowledge and understanding of the international and European legal system from practical and theoretical viewpoints, with a focus on the themes mentioned below. 

Course content

The central themes of the course are:

  • European integration, as expressed in the EU- and EC Treaties, and the rule of law;
  • main features of the Common Market and its impact on the European integration;
  • important areas of community competence, supporting the Common Market;
  • sources of national and international law and the civil and human rights;
  • the EC legal system in relation to crime and punishment;
  • holders of official position and their authority;
  • legal rights of the individual. 

Teaching and working methods

The course offers lectures which introduce and develop the content of the course. Lectures are complementary to the literature. Seminars and workshops are important aspects of the learning process and provide opportunities for mutual, critical discussions which develop attitudes and skills. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Students are expected to read and take in the literature independently and/or in self-organized reading groups. Language of instruction is English.

Activities which constitute elements of examination are mandatory. 

Examination

Written examination at the end of the course and mandatory seminars.
Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling

Books

Orakhelashvili, Alexander, Akehurst, Michael Barton, (2019) Akehurst's modern introduction to international law. 8th rev. ed. Milton Park : Routledge, 2019

ISBN: 0415243556,9780415243551,0415243564,9780415243568

Other

Additional material may be added and made available on Lisam (Course documents).
SEM3 Seminars EC 2.5 credits
TEN2 Written Examination EC 5 credits

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