Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
The course will present a deep analysis of the EU Trade instruments and the technical and political procedures occurring during a trade negotiation. The course will be structured around practical case studies designed to approach international trade and the role of the European Union from bringing all the participants to the highest level of comprehension and interaction. The students will be evaluated on their involvement, the quality of their research, their ability of understanding the main challenges of the European trade policy. From session 8 to session 11, part of the class will be devoted to simulations of trade negotiations. Required reading : Regular reading of The Financial Times, The Economist and other business periodicals ; European Union policy towards Free Trade Agreements, S.Woolcock ; Trade negotiations step by step, DG Trade ; Reﬂection paper on harnessing globalization, European Commission ; Trade for All, European Commission.
- writing a single term paper on a given regional grouping of your choice. Transversal Learning Objectives : - Acquisition and mastery of the theoretical components of the course (i.e. the lecture cycle) implies attendance and active listing during the initial series of lectures. Ultimately this is to be assessed by a way of a single individual student paper to be handed in by the end of the course. Students are free to opt for any relevant topic of their choosing. Two scheduled “student paper workshop” will where need be provide the students with guidance regarding topic selection and the writing of the paper. - Active class participation throughout is expected and will be an integral part of the students evaluation The lion share of knowledge acquisition will be done within the classroom setting. Any take-home work will either see the students apply the presented knowledge to a case study of their choosing, or encourage them to apply the theoretical knowledge in a more practical setting. - Overall, students will receive three take-home tasks which will require some dedicated work outside of classroom setting : (1) a group presentation on a given regional organization ; (2) preparing the readings for a given class ; and (3) an individual research paper on a question and hypothesis of their choosing. Estimated Work Time : - Overall, throughout the spring term, the individual research paper should require a bit more than 6 hours of research and writing work ; whereas the group presentation and readings should involve no more than 3 hours each. Finally depending on the class' choice the simulation or book review will involve about 3hours of either group or individual work. Pedagogical Method : The ﬁrst part of the course (on the speciﬁcities of the EU and comparative regionalism) is given as a series of lectures covering a total of 8 hours. Each of these 4 two-hour sessions will start with a discussion of an assigned reading, followed by an ex cathedra lecture on key concept and references and ending with a Q&A session. The goal of this ﬁrst part is to equip all students with a shared knowledge of the EU and mastery of the comparative tools needed to confront it with other regional experiences. 1303
EU, A MODEL FOR OTHER INTERNATIONAL GROUPINGS ? (THE)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Frederik PONJAERT (Research Associate IEE-ULB & KULeuven). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Assessment will be done on the basis of three variables, where each component of the overall grade is to reﬂect a given dimension of the course : 1. individual Student Paper (50% overall grade) to be submitted by the end of term ; 2. Group Presentation (25% overall grade) a collective grade for the group ; 3. Participation & Reading Preparations (25% overall grade) an individual grade reﬂecting the quality of the students' active participation. Workload : Speciﬁc Obligations : - attendance and preparing reading for each se