ELE 3722 EU, the Internal Market and the EEA (RE-SIT EXAMINIATION)


ELE 3722 EU, the Internal Market and the EEA (RE-SIT EXAMINIATION)

Responsible for the course
Are Vegard Haug

Department of Accounting - Auditing and Law

According to study plan

ECTS Credits

Language of instruction

This course provides a thorough introduction to the EU's institutional structure and functioning. EU, the Internal Market and the EEA are key concepts for understanding Europe's development in recent years. More and more areas of policy and trade are affected by EU regulations, which also applies to Norway through the EEA Agreement. The course focuses in part on the EU institutions and decision-making, EU lobbying, the internal market, the EEA, the Economic Monetary Union, and EU foreign policy.

Learning outcome
Acquired Knowledge
Students will gain a basic understanding of EU politics and its influence on the nation state. Important learning is how the EU operates as an international organization at both the political and economic level. Large parts of Norwegian industry and the public sector are directly or indirectly affected by the EU, even without Norway being a member. The goal is that students will acquire specific knowledge about how Norway is influenced by the EU, with the advantages and disadvantages related to non-membership in such a cooperative organization.

Acquired Skills
Students will gain a clear understanding of how various nations' politics and economics can have a decisive impact on each other. This is a complex system that exists at several levels, nationally, internationally and transnationally. Norway is heavily dependent on complying with the rules provided in the EEA Agreement with regard to economic cooperation and, even to a larger extent, political issues.

Students will be trained to understand the importance of international organizations that have a daily influence on our own political and economic systems, and thus how other nations are helping influence our attitudes and general value system

No specific prerequisites are required, and the course is suitable for all student groups.

Compulsory reading
Cini, Michelle and Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán. 2013. European Union politics. 4th ed. Oxford University Press. Ikke kapittel 2, 11, 21, 25 og 26
Claes, Dag Harald og Tor Egil Førland. 2010. EU : mellomstatlig samarbeid og politisk system. 3. utg. Gyldendal akademisk. Ikke kap. 3, 4 og 5. Tidl. utg. med tittel: Europeisk integrasjon

Recommended reading

Course outline

  • The new Europe - EU's history
  • EU Institutions: the Commission
  • EU Institutions: the Council of Ministers
  • EU Institutions: the Parliament
  • The EU legislative process
  • EU after Lisbon
  • EU Lobbying
  • The EU internal market
  • The EEA
  • EU ICT policy
  • EU energy and environmental policy
  • EU foreign policy
  • The euro
  • Business cases
  • The future of the European Union

Computer-based tools
Data tools will not be used in this course

Learning process and workload
Recommended workload in hours
Participation in lectures
Preparations for lectures
Readings and self study
Total recommended use of time

    A three hour individual written exam concludes the course.

    Examination code(s)
    ELE 37221 – written examination, which accounts for 100% of the grade in the course ELE 3722 EU, the Internal Market and the EEA - 7.5 credits.

    Examination support materials
    No support materials allowed.
    Examination support materials at written examiniations are explained under examination information in the student portal @BI. Please note use of calculator and dictionary. https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Hjelpemidler-til-eksamen.aspx

    Re-sit examination
    A re-sit is offered in connection with the next scheduled course.

    Additional information