European Integration, Civil Society and Social Movements
intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year
This is a Themis course. It is also open to non-Themis students.
online course in the winter term 2020/21, no classroom teachingContact Hours
2 hrs per week Students will have to be online during the regular class hours. Please check the course hours through the link provided under the headline "Time Schedule and Course Venue" (below).
5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)
This course will be taught at irregular intervals.
Time Schedule and Course Venue
An up-to-date electronic course catalogue will be available for the winter semester from late August to late February and for the summer semester from late February to mid August on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Fremdsprachiges rechtswissenschaftliches Lehrangebot" in order to find out course hours and rooms.
This course provides an introduction to European integration theory. It addresses the unprecedented expansion of regional governance in the European Union and the Council of Europe. It begins with the founding of both organisations and traces their development to the present day. It describes the actors and ideas behind the establishment of these organisations and introduces the main theories of European integration. It then explores the role that principled actors, including civil society and social movements, have played in European integration. It addresses the contribution of several contemporary social movements to European integration. These include the women’s rights movement, minority rights activism, and the environment. Finally, it explores the current challenges faced by European organisations seeking to integrate a diverse and increasingly divided Europe.
no (that means that everyone who signs up for this course in time can take part in this course)
Please sign up for this course under the module "Study Program for Exchange Students - Module 6".
registration period: 1 October - 20 November 2020
De-Registration from this Course
regular drop period: 1 October - 20 November 2020
After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.
Type of Exam
essay and participation in class discussions
The submission date for the essay will be announced by the professor. Please ask for early submission if your home university needs your transcript of records right at the end of the lecture period.
Registration for the Exam
International exchange students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.
De-Registration from the Exam
Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take part any longer, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).