HSP380 United Europe and Latvia

Code HSP380
Name United Europe and Latvia
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Academic staff Aleksejs Šņitņikovs
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation 1. Essence of a joint Europe..
2. Joint European institutions..
3. Secure integration of economic, social and political aspects..
4. Latvia and the European Union: perspectives and problems..
5. What the Lisbon Treaty means in the development of the EU with .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Study Aim: To enable students to take advantage of the opportunities available through the EU, thereby becoming informed and well-rounded citizens. Objectives: 1. The ability to discern the existence of the impartiality of the EU and the need for every EU citizen's support. 2. Making a closer connection of the individual's needs and values to the values of the European Union. Knowing how to act under the general principles of democracy. 3. EU information resources.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
1. Understanding the work of the EU and how it effects the quality of life for every citizen. - Discussion of the topic. (passed)
2. Comprehending the common policies between Latvian and EU politics. - In-class role play regarding these policies. (passed)
3. Knowledge of the decision- making processes according to the dominant ideologies of the European Union. - Group Workshop: Developing and making political decisions. (passed)
4. Awareness of the opportunities made available by the European Union and how they can impact the individual. - A discussion to acquaint the student with the possible advantages available to them will follow. (passed)
Course prerequisites High school’s course of modern history.

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