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Kursplan:

Basic EU Law, 7,5 hp

Engelskt namn: Basic EU Law

Denna kursplan gäller: 2017-08-28 och tillsvidare

Kurskod: 2JU002

Högskolepoäng: 7,5

Utbildningsnivå: Grundnivå

Huvudområden och successiv fördjupning: Rättsvetenskap: Grundnivå, har endast gymnasiala förkunskapskrav

Betygsskala: För denna kurs ges betygen VG Väl godkänd, G Godkänd, U Underkänd

Ansvarig institution: Juridiska institutionen

Beslutad av: The Head of the Department of Law, 2009-06-01

Reviderad av: Prefekten, 2017-06-07

Innehåll

The overall aim of the course is for students to attain basic knowledge of the EU legal system. The course is broadly divided into three parts. The first part consists of a presentation of the historical background of the EU, its institutional structure, the character of its legal sources and its policy-making process. The second part gives an overview of the substantive rights and obligations protected by EU law with a focus on the rules of the internal market and fundamental rights. The third and final part focuses on the enforcement of EU law vis-à-vis the Union, the Member States, and individuals. All aspects of this course, including the examination, are conducted in English

Förväntade studieresultat

After completing the course, the student shall:

be familiar with the history and development of the European Union, the institutions of the European Union, the sources of EU law and the policy-making process,

be familiar with and able to apply central elements of substantive EU law,

have knowledge of the extent and limits of the powers of the European Union, including central principles and the role of EU courts, the position, reception, and enforcement of EU law in the Member States, including central principles and the role of national and EU courts,

be able, orally and in writing, to identify, explain, analyze and evaluate EU law as it has developed in the case law of the European Court of Justice and to apply that knowledge and those abilities to concrete situations.

Behörighetskrav

Grundläggande behörighet

Undervisningens upplägg

The course includes some lectures but also a number of compulsory seminars where students in groups and together with a teacher discuss different topics of EU law. It is therefore necessary that students study assigned materials before each class, including cases, relevant EU legislation and textbook chapters and/or academic articles. Further instructions on the preparation requirements for each class will be handed out to the student at the beginning of and during the course. The course is taught in English and all materials used in the course are in the English language.

A student who has been accepted and registered for the course has the right to teaching and guidance only during the term/academic year when he/she was accepted and registered

Examination

Examination takes place through fulfillment of two parts, partly the compulsory course elements specified in component 1 below, partly writing a final test specified in component 2 below.

Component 1
Active participation during compulsory seminars.
Component 2
Fulfillment of a written, individual test (at the University) at the end of the course.

Grades
A passing grade on the activities under components 1-2 above is required to receive a passing grade for the course as a whole. For component 1 the grades Fail (U) or Pass (G) can be awarded. On the written test (component 2) the grades awarded are Fail (U), Pass (G) and Pass with distinction (VG).

On the entire course, the grades given are Fail (U), Pass (G) and Pass with Distinction (VG). The grade for the course as a whole is based on the result of the written test (component 2) and awarded after the completion of all compulsory course elements.

The appointed examiner may decide to use other forms of examination if required by particular circumstances. A student who has not received a passing grade on a test will be afforded an opportunity for re-examination. A student who has passed examination may not be re-examined. A student who has taken two tests for a course or segment of a course, without passing, has the right to have another examiner appointed, unless special reasons exist. A written request for change of examiner is submitted to the Director of Undergraduate Education.

Students who have participated in but failed a test, including essays, seminars, written and oral assignments et cetera, but not including the final written, take-home or oral test of the course, have the right to do a make-up assignment in order to reach the grade Pass (but not higher grades). The student may still achieve a higher grade than Pass on the course overall, if all requirements for the grade in question are fulfilled. The make-up assignment must be completed no later than two months after the student learned of the failed grade and using the same form of examination.

Academic credit transfer
Students have the right to apply to have a previous education or experience evaluated for transfer of credits. For more information, see: www.umu.se/utbildning/antagning/tillgodoraknande/

Övriga föreskrifter

Miscellaneous
The course cannot be included in a Diploma together with Grundläggande EU-rätt, 7,5 credits

Litteratur

  • Giltig från: 2021 vecka 3

    A consolidated copy of the Treaties, specifically (1) the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and (2) the Treaty on European Union (TEU), both of which must have been updated through the Treaty of Lisbon (in force since December 1, 2009). You can buy printed copies of these treaties at most bookstores and online. The Treaties can also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the European Union: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu- law/treaties.html.

    Schütze Robert
    An introduction to European law
    Third edition : Oxford : Oxford University Press : 2020 : 360 pages :
    ISBN: 9780198858942
    Obligatorisk
    Se bibliotekskatalogen Album

    Note: to bring your copy of these Treaties into the final exam you must have "clean" copies, without added notes (though highlighting is OK), so think about that before you buy a version in a book that also includes material which cannot be brought into the exam.

    In addition, a number of cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union and possibly other texts will be required reading, as will be indicated on Canvas as the course progresses.

  • Giltig från: 2020 vecka 4

    A consolidated copy of the Treaties, specifically (1) the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and (2) the Treaty on European Union (TEU), both of which must have been updated through the Treaty of Lisbon (in force since December 1, 2009). You can buy printed copies of these treaties at most bookstores and online. The Treaties can also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the European Union: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu- law/treaties.html.

    Schütze Robert
    An introduction to European law
    Second edition : Cambridge : Cambridge University Press : 2015 : 345 s. :
    ISBN: 9781107530324
    Obligatorisk
    Se bibliotekskatalogen Album

    Note: to bring your copy of these Treaties into the final exam you must have “clean" copies, without added notes (though highlighting is OK), so think about that before you buy a version in a book that also includes material which cannot be brought into the exam.

    In addition, a number of cases from the Court of Justice of the European Union and possibly other texts will be required reading, as will be indicated on Cambro as the course progresses.