Courses

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence’s teaching activities is a foundation for developing similar undergraduate, master and postgraduate courses in EU Studies in Ukraine. These courses contribute to educating a new generation of experts in EU Studies in Ukraine and are available for students from all faculties and departments of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. The course materials and other deliverables of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence are produced in Ukrainian and English in line with best European practices with emphasis on interdisciplinary approach.

The European Union strategy for economic growth

The aims of the course: to get understanding the conception of socio-economic backgrounds of the European Union’s modern strategic policy for economic growth, to compare it with the Ukrainian programs of economic reforms in context the problems of Ukrainian Eurointegration. Objectives: to study the theory and practice of programming strategic economic development of the European Union, the conceptions and structure of the current program "Europe 2020", to obtain knowledge, skills and abilities for comparative economic analysis of strategic approaches of the European Union and Ukraine, to be understanding the approaches and methods to monitor results of the strategic objectives implementation, to form competencies to elaborate measures of current socio-economic policies that will promote Ukraine's European integration. For the selected themes, the course uses an interdisciplinary approach.

European Studies in Contemporary Doctoral Research

The purpose of the course is to acquire knowledge and practical skill for doctorate students to apply contemporary interdisciplinary methods of research and writing and to study basics of European Studies.

EU External Relations. Law & Politics

The purpose of the course is to acquire Master level students with legal foundations of the EU external competence and its policies towards the rest of the world. Particular emphasis will be paid to the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership. It is expected that students could apply their knowledge at academic institutions, governmental offices and international organisations.

EU Comparative Constitutional Law

This course comprises an overview of the foundations of constitutionalism using a comparative perspective. It focuses on the historical, cultural, and socio-legal influences which shape constitutions and constitutional interpretation in selected European, as well as some North American and Asian jurisdictions; separation of powers; rights and responsibilities; and constitutional amendment. The course also examines relations between three branches of government, as well as the role and jurisdiction of constitutional courts in selected democracies. Students completing this course are expected to gain an understanding of major legal traditions and diversity among constitutional systems in Europe, North America, and Asia; be familiar with diverse foundations of constitutionalism; demonstrate awareness of key comparative constitutional concepts; gain a greater understanding of the Ukrainian Constitution from its comparison with others; and gain a rudimentary notion of how to approach the challenges of constitution making and amending.