Course Title and Purpose1. Course Title

2. Aims of the Course:
Students who take this course will:
:: Be able to understand development of agricultural and food policy of European Union;
:: Be aware of the principal instruments of agricultural policy and its distorsives effects;
:: Understand how functioning European food system;
:: To develop knowledge about the policy enlargement of European Union and “acquis communitarie” in food and agriculture sectors.
Course Delivery3. Contents:
The foundations of the CAP in Western Europe; The changing shape and income levels in agriculture; Price and market support; Implications of the choice of particular market policy instruments; The Mansholt Plan and its legacy; MacSharry reforms of the CAP; Agenda 2000; CAP Reform 2003; Unresolved issues; Enlargement to the East and the CAP.

4. Indicative Reading:
R. Ackrill, The Common Agricultural Policy (UACES, Sheffield Academic Press Ltd., Sheffield, 2000)
C. Ritson, R. D. Harvey (eds.), The Common Agricultural Policy (CAB International Publishing, Wallingford, 1998)
A. Greer, Agricultural Policy in Europe (Manchester University Press, 2005)
R. Fennel, The Common Agricultural Policy: Continuity and Changes (Clarendon press, Oxford, 1997)
M. Hennis, Globalization and European Integration: The Changing Role of Farmers in the Common Agricultural Policy (Rowman&Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004)
A. K. Ingersent, A. J. Rayner, Agricultural Policy in Western Europe and the United States (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham and Northampton, 1999)

5. Learning and Teaching Methods:

Total Contact Hours:

Range of Modes of Contact:
Lectures (two hours per week – one semester), weekly seminars based on small group presentations based on independent learning and directed reading.

Range of other Learning Methods:
Independent learning and directed reading

Total Study Hours:
Course Assessment6. Course Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course, students will be able to:
:: Describe and explain development and outcomes of the basic instruments of agricultural policy of the EU.
:: Relate the economic and agricultural policy of the EU in course of the enlargement on the East.
:: Be aware of the unresolved issues of the CAP (Price and market policy; Structural policy; Commercial policy; Environmental issues; The income issues; Institutional issues).

7. Assessment Methods:
Assessment is by oral course work (short individual contributions based on recommended reading), written seminar paper and oral exam at the end of the course.

Number, Type and Weighting of Elements:
Coursework 25%
2. Seminar paper 25%
3. Exam 50%
Course Management 8. Credit Points and Duration:
8 credit points; duration of the course is one semester.

9.  Contact Person:
Dr Koviljko Lovre