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Syllabus Regional Development in the European Union - 54888
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Last update 07-03-2019
HU Credits: 1

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: European Studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: English

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof. Martin Heintel

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Staff:

Course/Module description:
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of regional development in the European Union. The administrative level as well as project orientation and practical issues of regional development, regional disparities and borders will all be considered. The course itself is built upon an interdisciplinary approach including human and economic geography, spatial planning, regional policy and development.

The following contents and questions will be treated in closer detail:
 Basic structures of regional development and policy in the European Union
 Comparative regional economic development within the European Union
 Cross border cooperation between the member states of the European Union
 Recent practical concepts of regional development in Europe
 Presentation and analysis of current useful literature, information posts or media and institutions on the major theme (overview and working aids)

Course/Module aims:
The course goal is to attain a comprehensive understanding and reflection of the regional specifics of the European Union and their potential development options.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
After successfully completing this course, students will know the basic structures of regional development and policy in the European Union, will identify major priorities of regulations and objectives, and will know the basic steps and chronology of enlargement of the EU.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lectures, assignments, final assignment

Course/Module Content:
EU: basic structures
Regional policy in the European Union: member states, regional disparities and cohesion policy

Required Reading:
Detailed information will be provided in the course's website (Moodle).

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 33 %
Presentation 34 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 33 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.