As an introduction to studies of European Union law, this free course, Introduction to European Union Law, focused on EU legal processes and law in general without delving far into the individual relationship between the EU and any particular member state. It began by exploring what the EU is and what it is not. Then, it considered both expressed and unexpressed reasons for joining the EU. The later sections gave a brief overview of the sources of EU law, scope of its competences, procedures for acceding and withdrawing, and in which courts individuals have rights to claim.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.