The learning goals are threefold:
- Getting a principal understanding of economic integration. This implies a basic understanding of international trade and federalism. But also the interrelation between the political process and economic integration will be discussed.
- The historical and legal background of European integration will be presented. The students will be acquainted with the constitutional principles of the EU as well as specific sector policies (e.g. competition policy and agricultural policy).
- From the viewpoint of their own academic background and experience, the students shall write a short term paper on a European integration issue.