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Undergraduate Course: European Union Regulation of Culture and the Mass Media (LAWS10135)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe legal basis for European Union ('EU')intervention in the cultural field. Examination of the application of the internal market and competition law principles to a variety of cultural activities, ranging from sport to television broadcasting. The formation of specific EU policies in the cultural field, focussing on EU regulation of copyright and moral rights and the audio-visual sector. EU schemes to assist cultural activities. An evaluation of EU regulatory strategies. Exploration of the influence of EU law in the development of common European cultures in, for example, the legal or political domains and through educational initiatives. The EU's relationship with the Council of Europe and other international organisations operating in the cultural field.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesPlease note that you are very unlikely to get a place on an Honours Law course unless you are on a direct exchange with the School of Law (this includes Erasmus law exchange students).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  25
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralSeminar1-27 16:10 - 18:00
First Class Week 1, Monday, 16:10 - 18:00, Zone: Central. L03, Old College
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The legal basis for European Union ('EU')intervention in the cultural field. Examination of the application of the internal market and competition law principles to a variety of cultural activities, ranging from sport to television broadcasting. The formation of specific EU policies in the cultural field, focussing on EU regulation of copyright and moral rights and the audio-visual sector. EU schemes to assist cultural activities. An evaluation of EU regulatory strategies. Exploration of the influence of EU law in the development of common European cultures in, for example, the legal or political domains and through educational initiatives. The EU's relationship with the Council of Europe and other international organisations operating in the cultural field.

& use of legal materials and legal reasoning;
& appreciation of law in its context;
& evaluation and criticism of law;
& legal research, and
& transferable skills: (a) communication skills, oral and writing; (b) intellectual skills of collecting, organising, evaluating, synthesising and presenting material and arguments; (c) general skills, in managing time, working independently and in groups, and taking responsibility for their own work.
Assessment Information
Essay and exam
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Rachael Craufurd-Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 2061
Email: r.c.smith@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 2056
Email: Krystal.Hanley@ed.ac.uk
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