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ökb251 - International economic ties and the European Union (Complete module description)
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Module label International economic ties and the European Union
Module code ökb251
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics Education)
Applicability of the module
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economic Education (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Politics-Economics (Master of Education) > Ökonomische Bildung
  • Master of Education Programme (Special Needs Education) Economic Education (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Loerwald, Dirk (Module responsibility)
Prerequisites
Skills to be acquired in this module
Students:
• possess basic knowledge of the topics ‘international economic ties’ and ‘European Union’;
• analyse the links between the convergence of economies and economic growth
• recognise that the increase in the number of international economic ties leads to more economic freedoms and diminishes the significance of the borders between them;
• reflect on the fact that this also leads to increases in the number of dependencies and interdependencies as well as international competitive pressure;
• describe the development of the European Union, starting with the monetary union up to and including the present-day EU
• know about the economic and political objectives of the EU.
Module contents
Explanatory approaches to international trade and global economy institutions:
• Significance and recording of international trade
• Causes of international trade
• Free trade or protectionism
• Liberalisation and regional economic integration
• Currency and exchange rate
• International financial institutions

The European Union:
• Brief history of European integration
• EU institutions, funding and treaties
• Stages of integration
• EU expansion of 2014
• EU constitution
Reader's advisory
Kruber, K.-P. (2005): Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen, Ökonomische Bildung kompakt Band 6, Braunschweig: Wetsermann.
Krugman, P. R. (2011): Internationale Wirtschaft. Theorie und Politik der Außenwirtschaft, 9. aktualisierte Auflage, München: Pearson.
Holzinger, K u. a. (2005): Die Europäische Union. Theorien und Analysekonzepte, Paderborn: Schöningh.
Pfetsch, F. R. (2005): Die Europäische Union. Eine Einführung. Geschichte, Institutionen, Prozesse, München: Fink.
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Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 30
Reference text
Im Lehrenden-Jour-Fix zu Beginn des Semesters wird abgestimmt und festgelegt, mit Hilfe welcher Prüfungsform die Modulprüfung durchgeführt wird. Dies wird zu Beginn der Veranstaltungen den Studierenden erläutert
Modullevel / module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method 2 SE
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Basiscurriculum
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
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The form of research for conducting the module research will be determined and documented in the regular student session at the start of the semester. This will be explained to the students at the start of the courses.
Course type Seminar
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Sie müssen **beide** Veranstaltungen belegen!
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SWS 4
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h