20 credits at level HE6
Introducing and examining the development and purpose of European union.
Examining the impact of European integration on Britainís social and public policy.
Developing an understanding and critical awareness of European service provision and delivery mechanisms in areas of education, health, employment and welfare.
Critically examining the manifestations and societal response to existing inequalities in Europe
The historical development and political approaches of the European Union
The increasing inter-relationship of European social and public policy and its impact on Britain.
Service provision and its implications for individuals and communities in specific European nation states.
Concepts of anti-discriminatory practice and the cultural context of their interpretation and implementation.European union.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and Learning methods used will be mainly participative and include case study discussion, small group exercises, individual and group seminar presentations. There will be a formal lecture each week and individual tutorials when appropriate. Guest speakers, when relevant, will be used. There will also be an optional opportunity to undertake a short study visit to an appropriate agency/community in a European society.
The assessment will take the form of a 4000-5000 word essay.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Use advanced concepts and theories regarding European integration.
||Demonstrate a sophisticated analytical undestanding of theories and concept concerning European integration, such as the role of nationalism, the fear of war etc. through the production of an essay of 4-5,000 words|
|2.||Apply these to communities in a range of specific policy contexts.
||Through the production of an essay of 4-5,000 words demonstrate an ability to apply models of state behaviour to the key policy debates that dominate contemporary EU affairs.|
|3.||Analyse European integration and issues of inequalities in an informed and critical way.
||The production of an essay of 4-5,000 words, with particular focus on students' specific knowledge of key interpretative texts|
|4.||Critically engage in theoretical debates on Europe utilising contemporary research and theoretical framework.
||The production of an essay of 4-5,000 words and participation in class discussion, with particular focus on students' specific knowledge of key interpretative texts|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 4000-5000 word essay.|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Amin A & Tomanty J (eds) (1995) Behind the Myth of European Union Routledge
Brown P & Crompton R (eds) (1994) A New Europe? Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion UCL Press
Cochrane A & Clarke J (1993) Comparing Welfare States: Britain in the International Context Sage/Open University Press
Cohen R (1994) Frontiers of Identity: The British and the Other Longman
Fulton J & Gee P (1994) Religion in Contemporary Europe Mellen Press
Gallagher H, Laver M & Man P (1995) Representation in Modern Europe McCrow and Hill
Hantrais T (1995) Social Policy in the European Union MacMillan
Hazekamp J & Popple K (eds) (1997) Racism in Europe NCL Press
Hyman R & Ferne A (eds) (1994) New Frontiers in European Industrial Relations Blackwell
Lorenz W (1994) Social Work in a Changing Europe Routledge
Rattansi A & Reeder D (eds) (1992) Rethinking Radical Education Lawrence and Wishart
Samsbury D (1996) Gendering Welfare State Sage
Spybey T (1996) Globalisation and World Society Polity Press
Spybey T (1997) Britain in Europe Routledge
Symes I (1995) Unemployment in Europe Routledge
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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