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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2014–2015
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POLKVA21/S32 Theories of European Integration and EU External Relations 5–10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Politiikan tutkimuksen tutkinto-ohjelma
Kansainvälinen politiikka
School of Management

Learning outcomes

This lecture course gives the students a good overview of theories of European integration, an understanding of how theories have developed, and an insight in how they can be applied and used in analysing the EUs external relations, notably foreign, security and defence policy. The course will both strengthen the students ability to think theoretically and their empirical knowledge about European integration. It also gives opportunities to read and interpret relevant documents and apply the analytical tools to the understanding of timely events.

General description

Draft programme: 

17.3. Introduction

19.3. Functionalism and federalism

24.3. Realism, intergovernmentalism

26.3. Constructivism

31.3. Constructivism, 'hands-on' exercise

9.4. Explaining enlargement

14.4. The EU as a strategic actor

16.4. Inter-organisational relations

21.4. The EU as a normative power

23.4. Explaining disintegration; conclusions

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Hanna Ojanen, Teacher responsible
Sarah Kilpeläinen, Teacher


17-Mar-2015 – 28-Apr-2015
Lectures 22 hours
Tue 17-Mar-2015 - 28-Apr-2015 weekly at 10-12, Main building A32
Thu 19-Mar-2015 - 23-Apr-2015 weekly at 10-12, Main building A32


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

For 5 ECTS, the students are expected to participate actively in the lectures, including a hands-on group work session, familiarize themselves with the materials distributed during the course, and write a learning diary (6-7 pages) as well as an essay (8-10) on a topic agreed with the teacher. More instructions will be provided during the first lecture.

Further information

Students of the RES programme can use this course to compensate RES11.