General information

Module title European Union Law
Language EN
Module lecturer prof. dr hab. Maciej Mataczyński
Lecturer's email mataczyn@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position profesor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
ECTS 8
USOS code 10-EUL-w-Erasm

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The aim of this module is to present the European Union law assumptions and structure, to familiarize students with the EU institutional system and sources of law. To present the relationship between the EU and national legal systems and system of judicial protection including preliminary ruling procedure. The second part of the module will be dedicated to the internal market assumption and principles of economic freedoms.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

It is recommended (though not obligatory) that students complete an international public law module, constitutional law module and basic modules on substantive law (civil, administrative and criminal law).

Syllabus

LEARNING MODULE DESCRIPTION (SYLLABUS)Module: European Union Law, Programme: LawI. General information 1. Module title:European Union Law2. Module code:PUE ; 10-EUL-w-Erasm3. Module type (compulsory, optional):Optional4. Programme title:AMU PIE 2017/185. Cycle of studies (1st or 2nd cycle of studies or full master’s programme):1st and/or 2nd cycle of studies and/or full master’s programme (5 years)6. Year of studies:-7. Terms in which taught (summer/winter term):Summer term8. Type of classes and the number of contact hours:Full-time studies: lecture – 30 hours9. Number of ECTS credits:8 ECTS10. Name, surname, academic degree/title of the module lecturer/other teaching staff:Prof. UAM dr hab. Maciej Mataczyński, mataczyn@amu.edu.pl11. Language of classes:EnglishI. Detailed information1. Module aim (aims):The aim of this module is to present the European Union law assumptions and structure, to familiarize students with the EU institutional system and sources of law. To present the relationship between the EU and national legal systems and system of judicial protection including preliminary ruling procedure. The second part of the module will be dedicated to the internal market assumption and principles of economic freedoms.2. Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant):It is recommended (though not obligatory) that students complete an international public law module, constitutional law module and basic modules on substantive law (civil, administrative and criminal law).3. Module learning outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences and their reference to programme learning outcomes:Learning outcomes symbol* Upon completion of the course, the student will: Reference to programme learning outcomes#PUE_01 present and discuss the structure and assumptions of the EU law system K_W1, K_U1PUE_02 explain key EU law and EU legal doctrine terms and describe the relationship between the EU law and the Polish law referring to current opinions expressed in the literature and the ECJ case law K_W2, K_U2,PUE_03 explain the operational rules of the EU institutional and legislative system K_W3, K_U1PUE_04 be able to find and perform a basic interpretation of effective EU laws K_W4,K_W5, K_U3, K_U04, K_U5PUE_05 apply selected treaty provisions and solve a case study related to practical application of the EU law K_W6, K_W7; K_U02, K_U05* module code, e.g. KHT_01 (KHT – module code in USOS; stands for Polish “Kataliza Heterogeniczna” /Heterogeneous Catalysis/ )# programme learning outcomes (e.g. K_W01, K_U01, … ); first K stands for programme title symbol in Polish, W for “wiedza” (knowledge) in Polish, U – for “umiejętności” (skills) in Polish, K – for “kompetencje społeczne” (social competences) in Polish01, 02… - learning outcome number4. Learning content:Module title: European Union Law (PUE)Learning content symbol* Learning content description Reference to module learning outcomes #TK_01 Legal nature of the European Union. PUE_01TK_02 EU Institutional System PUE_03 PUE_02TK_03 Sources of the EU law. PUE_02TK_04 EU citizenship. PUE_03TK_05 The relationship between the EU law and the national law. PUE_02TK_06 Legal protection system. PUE_02; PUE_04TK_07 Compensatory liability of MS for violating the EU law. PUE_04; PUE_05TK_08 Customs union and free movement of goods. PUE_02; PUE_05; PUE_04TK_09 Freedom of establishment. PUE_02; PUE_05; PUE_04TK_10 Economic and currency union and the free movement of capital. PUE_02; PUE_05; PUE_04TK_11 Freedom of providing services. PUE_02; PUE_05; PUE_04* e.g. TK_01, TK_02, … (TK stands for “treści kształcenia” /learning content/ in Polish)# e.g. KHT_01 – module code as in Table in II.35. Reading list:K. Laenarts, The Foundations of European Community Law. Oxford University Press, Seventh Edition, 2010.C. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms, Oxford 2013.6. Information on the use of blended-learning (if relevant):Not relevant 7. Information on where to find course materials:Not relevant II. Additional information1. Reference of learning outcomes and learning content to teaching and learning methods and assessment methods:Module title: Prawo Unii EuropejskiejSymbol of module learning outcome* Symbol of module learning content# Methods of teaching and learning Assessment methods of LO achievement&PUE_01 TK_01 Lecture Test (open and closed questions), e.g. Explain the legal nature of the EU as an international organisation.PUE_02 TK_02, TK_03, TK_05; TK_06, TK_08 -TK_11 Lecture Test, e.g. the priority of the EU lawPUE_03 TK_02, TK_04 as above Test, e.g. right to free movement of EU citizens.PUE_04 TK_06 – TK_11 as above Test, a case study to solve.PUE_05 TK_07-TK_11 as above Test, a case study to solve.* e.g. KHT_01 – module code as in Table in II.3 and II.4# e.g. TK_01 – learning content symbol as in II.4& Please include both formative (F) and summative (S) assessment Sample exam questions correspond to the description of specific learning content items.2. Student workload (8 ECTS credits):Module title: European Union LawActivity types Mean number of hours* spent on each activity typeContact hours with the teacher as specified in the programme Full-time programme: 30 h - lecture, Independent study n# 170Total hours 200Total ECTS credits for the module 8 * Class hours – 1 hour means 45 minutes #Independent study – examples of activity types: (1) preparation for classes, (2) data analysis, (3) library-based work, (4)writing a class report, (5) exam preparation, etc.3. Assessment criteria:a) active participation (at least 80% of the presence; participating in discussion and solving cases);b) appropriate use of language and terminology,c) ability to articulate one’s thoughts and opinions in a correct manner and support them with rational reasoning,d) ability to use correct legal argumentation and draw logical conclusions,e) knowledge of provisions and legal terms specific to the EU law,f) knowledge of the ECJ case law.

Reading list

K. Laenarts, The Foundations of European Community Law. Oxford University Press, Seventh Edition, 2010.C. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms, Oxford 2013.