Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Emilie HU (Lawyer), Diane KHAIR (PhD - Lecturer), Alberto RINALDI (PhD student). Course validation : Course evaluation includes mid-term exam, case-law oral presentation, class participation, written paper and ﬁnal exam. Course Description : The course "Introduction to Public International Law" offers a panorama of international law norms regulating the peaceful existence and continuous development of international society, mainly inter-State relations. The rules and their knowledge thus constitute fundamental pillars of the overall understanding of international relations and politics as well as their impact on national decision-making. The aim of the course is both to learn the norms and to acquire capacity to apply them to particular world affairs and main judicial cases. Issues like State sovereignty and its limits, peaceful settlement of disputes, coercive measures and the use of force as ultima ratio, human rights standards and their enforcement and the role of supranational institutions will be studied. The underlying line is the identiﬁcation of the sources of international law, the subjects bound by its norms as well as the consequences of the violation of international law. Finally a complete framework of international law and its position beside foreign and international policy, economy, religion and international ethics will crystalize Required reading : Shaw, M.N., International Law, 6th ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2008, 1542 p..
Course validation : There are two modes of evaluation (including in progress evaluations and a ﬁnal exam) : 2/3 of the grade is the outcome of the seminar work. This is determined from the addition of ﬁve components of equal weight : - A presentation concerning fundamental sociological texts ; - Some exercise about sociological methods ; - A reading note ; - A mid-term exam ; - Class participation. 1/3 of the grade is the outcome of a ﬁnal written exam (4h of duration). The exam includes two components : - A commentary of documents ; - Two questions related to the coursework (you can chose between three of them). Workload : Students are expected to read ‘essential readings' every week, which constitute the backbone of the coursework. ‘Additional readings' provide ﬁne-grained insights about speciﬁc topics and broader theoretical frameworks. Pedagogical method : Teaching is organised in 24 sessions, including 12 frontal lectures and 12 seminars. With the exception of the ﬁrst lecture the other classes will be structured as follow : (1) short recap of the previous class, (2) frontal lecture, (3) Q & A session. The seminars have a double function : (1) to dissect key readings and (2) to practice sociological methods. The course is structured in three parts preceded by a general introduction to modern sociology. The ﬁrst part of the course reﬂects upon social norms, values and deviance ; the second discusses social class and social inequalities including also an educational and urban dimension. Finally, the third part describes the role and the function of important social institutions, i.e. religion, family, capitalism, the state and the development of social movements and collective action. The ﬁnal grade is the result of being able to critically understand key sociological readings and master a series of methodological savoir-faire. Course Description : The course is an introduction to modern sociology. It provides : (a) Essential elements to understand and critically assess the major transformations of contemporary societies ;
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Emanuele FERRAGINA (Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Donagh DAVIS (PhD, Researcher), Konstantinos ELEFTHERIADIS (PhD, Post doctoral student), Parthena XANTHOPOULOU-DIMITRIADOU (PhD student). 126