Module Details

Module Code: LAW B8010
Full Title: European Law and Business
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits:: 10
Module Owner:: Siobhan Duffy
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Explain the historical development of the European Union
MLO2 Examine the structure and role of the EU Institutions.
MLO3 Describe the principles of EU law and the forms of action before the Court of Justice of the EU.
MLO4 Evaluate the extent to which free movement of goods has been achieved.
MLO5 Evaluate the concept of citizenship and how this impacts on the free movement of persons.
MLO6 Define and apply the principles of EU Competition Law.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Historical Evolution of the European Union
Treaty of Paris, Euratom Treaty, EEC Treaty. Single European Act. Treaty on European Union. Treaty of Amsterdam. Treaty of Nice. Constitutional Treaty. Treaty of Lisbon.
Structure and Role of the Institutions and Status of the EU
European Council, European Commission, Council of Ministers, European Parliament, Court of Justice, European Central Bank, European Court of Auditors, European External Action Service. Tension between Democratic Legitimacy and Democratic Deficit in the EU.
Forms of Action before the Court of Justice of the EU
Principles of EU Law. Failure by Member State to fulfil obligations (Article 258 TFEU); Action for annulment (Article 263 TFEU) and action for failure by an EU Institution to act (Article 265 TFEU); Preliminary rulings (Article 267 TFEU).
Free Movement of Goods
Abolition of Customs Duties and Charges having Equivalent Effect. Regulation of Internal Taxation. Abolition of Quantitative Restrictions and Measures having Equivalent Effect.
Citizenship and the Free Movement of Persons
Principles of Citizenship. Directive 2004/38/EC. Free movement of persons.
Competition Law
Agreements between Undertakings affecting trade between Member States (Article 101 TFEU), Abuse of a Dominant Position (Article 102 TFEU).
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
A report designed to consolidate learning and to provide constructive feedback on progress.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Nugent, Neill. (2017), The Government and Politics of the European Union, 8th Edition. Palgrave Macmillan, [ISBN: 978-113745408].
  • Davies, Karen. (2015), Understanding European Law, 6th Edition. Routledge-Cavendish, [ISBN: 978-113877864].
  • Foster, Nigel. (2017), EU Law, 6th Edition. OUP Oxford, [ISBN: 978019879460].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Steiner & Woods. (2017), EU Law, 13th Edition. Oxford University Press., [ISBN: 978-019879561].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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