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Strategic Partnerships of the European Union

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Kod przedmiotu: 2751-IP-S2-1-SPEU Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0312) Politologia i wiedza o społeczeństwie
Nazwa przedmiotu: Strategic Partnerships of the European Union
Jednostka: Wydział Nauk o Polityce i Bezpieczeństwie
Grupy: International Politics and Diplomacy - II stopna - 1 rok - studia stacjonarne
Strona przedmiotu: https://moodle.umk.pl/WNOPIB/course/view.php?id=61#section-0
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Wymagania wstępne:

(tylko po angielsku) Basic knowledge of English.

Taking the entry quiz during first on-line classes.

Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

(tylko po angielsku) Contact hours with teacher:


- discussion seminar - 20 hrs

- consultations - 10 hrs

Self-study hours:


- preparation for discussion seminar - 40 hrs

- writing essays/ papers/ projects - 30 hrs

- reading literature - 20 hrs

- preparation for test - 10 hrs

- preparation for examination - 0 hrs

Altogether: 130 hrs

Efekty uczenia się - wiedza:

(tylko po angielsku) - Student has elementary knowledge of International Relations’ participants

- Student has knowledge of international political, economic, cultural and military ties

Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

(tylko po angielsku) - Student reads and interprets texts on the history of International Relations and political thought as well as legal texts

- Student finds, selects, evaluates and uses information from written and electronic sources

- Student prepares, based on written and electronic sources, short oral statements in English concerning issues of international interest

- Student prepares, based on written and electronic sources, simple written works in English concerning issues of international interest

- Student understands, describes and analyzes political, economic, social and security relations between various International Relations’ actors

- Student analyzes and interprets statistics on issues of international interest

- Student interprets the political, military (security), economic and cultural map of the world

Efekty uczenia się - kompetencje społeczne:

(tylko po angielsku) - Student has deep knowledge of the level of his knowledge and skills, understands the need for continuous personal and professional development

- Student responsibly prepares for his work and effectively organizes it

Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) Expository teaching methods:

- discussion

- programmed material

Exploratory teaching methods:

- WebQuest

- case study

- observation

- presentation of a paper

- brainstorming

Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The aim of the course is to present the relationships between European Union and its strategic partners among global and regional powers.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Course schedule:

Ra – remote asynchronous classes, Rs – remote synchronous classes

1. Intrudaction_Organizational information – filling gaps in students' knowledge about who is the strategic partner of the European Union; introducing the course rules and schedule, entry quiz (Rs, 2h)

2. All SP of EU – 1 task (the task would be done in pairs) – searching for basic information about EU’s foreign policy on its websites in order to know where to find official EU’s narrative (facts and their interpretations) (Rs, 2h)

3. EU – USA relationship – 2 task – watching videos concerning relationship between EU and US in the Donald Trump era and assessing its condition (Ra, 2h)

4. EU – Russia relationship – discussion about the EU’s sanctions towards Russia, their effectiveness and possible change in European policy (Rs, 2h)

5. EU – China relationship – quiz – answering the questions about Sino-European relations after reading provided article (Rs, 2h)

6. EU – Japan relationship – 3 task – getting familiar with on-line materials and writing down 10 most important facts about EU-Japan summit outcomes (Ra, 2h)

7. EU – Canada – 4 task (the task would be done in pairs) – reading strategic partnership agreement and tracing its actual execution by joint efforts (Rs, 2h)

8. EU – Mexico relationship – 5 task – watching provided videos about EU-Mexico relations and answering the questions about the facts and 6 task - preparing short report about Mexican and European standpoints and actions (both internal and external) concerning human rights or climate change (Ra, 2h)

9. EU – Brazil relationship – quiz – answering the question about relations between Brazil and EU after reading provided article (Rs, 2h)

10. EU – South Africa relationship – 7 task – writing recommendations for the European Union regarding its policy towards South Africa after searching need data on their own (Ra, 2h)

11. EU – India relationship – quiz (India) – reading provided document about the outcomes from EU-India summit and answering the questions about the facts and 8 task – preparing short summary based on one of declarations from EU-India summit (Ra, 2h)

12. EU – South Korea relationship – discussion about uniqueness of South Korea based on watched video about EU’s strategic partners among emerging powers (Rs, 2h)

13. Comparing all SP of EU part 1 (the task would be done in pairs) – 9 task – preparing presentation using the database of the World Bank to compare 10 strategic partners of the EU in terms of 3 to 5 the most important indicators concerning: Economy and Growth, Environment, Science and Technology, Education (Rs, 2h)

14. Comparing all SP of EU part 2– 10 task – preparing presentation using the database of the World Bank to compare 10 strategic partners of the EU in terms of 3 to 5 the most important indicators concerning: Energy and Mining, Climate Change External Debt, Health (Ra, 2h)

15. Summary of the course and grading students – discussion about strategic partnerships as a tool of foreign policy of the European Union; proposing the grades based on earn points; if needed arranging the possibilities to enhance final grades; final quiz (Rs, 2h)

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

- F. Godement, J. Parello-Plesner, A. Richard, The Scramble for Europe, Policy Brief European Council on Foreign Relations, 2011

- G. Grevi, G. Khandekar, Mapping EU Strategic Partnerships, FRIDE

- G. Grevi, Why EU strategic partnerships matter, 2012

- T. Renard, Strategy Wanted. The European Union and Strategic Partnerships, 2010

- T. Renard, The EU Strategic Partnerships Review. Ten Guiding Principles, 2012

- S. Lai, M. Holland, S. Kelly, The Emperor’s new clothes? Perceptions of the EU’s strategic partnerships in Asia, Asia Europe Journal: Studies on Common Policy Challenges. 17(3):341-360, 2019

- R. Mehr, The elusive EU-China strategic partnership, International Affairs, 92(4):959–976, 2016

- L. C. Ferreira-Pereira, The European Union’s partnership policy towards Brazil: more than meets the eye, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 29(1):55-77, 2016

- E. Cihelková, H. P. Nguyen, Mi. Fabuš, K. Čimová, The EU concept of the "Strategic Partnership": Identifying the "unifying" criteria for the differentiation of Strategic Partners, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, vol. 7(3), pages 1723-1739, 2020

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

Assessment methods:

All discussions (2), quizzes (3) and tasks are done on-line (10). Discussions are taking place via BigBlueButton platform in 2h time each. Quizzes are taken by Moodle platform in 10-30 minutes time. Tasks are done by students in their own time and submitted via Moodle platform up to given deadline (usually after one week).

On each class students can earn up to 10 points. When doing tasks time also matters: for sending the answers after the deadline they get – 2 points.

Final grades will be issued on the basis of collected points, where 100% is assigned to the highest result in the group. To pass the course students should get at least 51% of the best result.

Assessment criteria:

Students are earning points for participation in discussions, taking quizzes and execution of tasks.

fail - (0-50%)

satisfactory - (51-60%)

satisfactory plus - (61-70%)

good - (71-80%)

good plus - (81-90%)

very good - (91-100%)

Praktyki zawodowe: (tylko po angielsku)

not applicable

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2021/22" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2021-10-01 - 2022-02-20
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Lucyna Czechowska
Prowadzący grup: Lucyna Czechowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

According to basic description of the subject.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

According to basic description of the subject.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

According to basic description of the subject.

Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

Students are asked to bring their laptops (or other devices with access to Internet and basic office programs).

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu.