UE Code : IL3-NOPA-NOPA Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

31.50 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

This module on NOPA Agricultural Standards, Organizations and Policies is an interdisciplinary module which applies law
Concerning rural law, the objective consists of introducing the founding principles and origins of rural law in its various dimensions: Farming, its relationships with its territory and particular value chain.
The part dedicated to the political sphere is aimed at understanding how this relatively separate social space is structured and operates, thereby providing keys to deciphering the sociology of the political environment.
The part dedicated to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aims at giving the main factual elements (historical background) concerning the various reforms and changes in the CAP, and more importantly to provide an awareness of the different economic mechanisms which govern the operation of the CAP and their effect on the value chains, territories/regions and farming.

Contents :

4 Lectures (CM), 1 Seminars (TD) and 2 Project Work (TP) will be dedicated to the political field: The structure of a State, the political process, public policies and the media construct of public issues
2 Lectures (CM), are dedicated to introducing rural law: Two topics are developed in-depth, the various statues for farm operations and access and land ownership regulation
2 Lectures (CM) and 1 Seminars (TD) are consecrated to public law and political institutions.
5 Lectures (CM), and 2 Project Work (TP) will be dedicated to the analysis of the CAP: 4 Lectures (CM) and 1 Project Work (TP) on the 1st pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and a Project Work on the 2nd pillar of the CAP

Prerequisites :


Teaching methods :

Provide CONTENTS (Lecture-CM)
Analyze scientific articles (Project Work-TP)
Oral Examination (Defense) Presentation, discussion and debate

Assessment :

The sociology of the political field will be evaluated, half will be done in class work (one part will be a detailed plan and one part will be questions in class) and half will be exercises completed in Project Work (TP).
This will be the same for the part related to the CAP, the evaluation will be done based on a written exam and a group project (presentation) completed in Project Work (TP)

Bibliography :

3rd year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Here are the modules of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering. On the second semester, besides all the compulsory common courses, students will choose between 2 minors : "Types of Agriculture and Territories" or "Business and Transformation".