Campus Europe-Asie, Le Havre
(b) An introduction to various sociological approaches ; (c) An introduction to empirical work and theoretical analyse. Required reading : Giddens, A. (2013) Sociology, 5th Edition. Cambridge : Polity Press..
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Chemsa TORTCHINSKI (PhD. Lecturer). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : One mid-term exam based on a quizz aimed at evaluating the progress of the group. 3 quizzes + 1 ﬁnal exam in the form of an essay. Pedagogical method : Students will be invited to ask questions and to comment on a weekly update of the news. 10 to 15 mins at the beginning and/or at the end of the session will be dedicated to this task. Course Description : The course aims at introducing the discipline of international relations to students as well as helping them to make sense to the current state of international affairs, characterized by dramatic changes in terms of actors, ideas and policies. First, Ideas matter. They shape our vision of the world and consequently our actions. Throughout the last century, IR theories helped to shape and/or to explain the world, in a very signiﬁcant way. To this day, they still matter tremendously. We will focus on three theories : Liberalism and its branches, realism and its branches, and constructivism, the more recent attempt of theorization which tries to take into account the changes brought by globalization. Second, structure matters. The current state of international relations is based on a system built after the second world war. A system of states, tied by a net of institutions and norms structuring and regulating relations among states. This order has many characterictics and speciﬁcities that makes him really unique compared to previous orders. Obviously, that structure is an on-going process and is experiencing many changes.
Third, World politics is a very lively and pragmatical ﬁeld that tries to propose some interpretations or even solutions on a wide range of issues : from human rights and democracy to conﬂicts, climate change, trade, energy or culture. Those three elements should not considered separately, but collectively. For instance, one cannot analyze any issue without considering the role of Ideas in the response to those issues. In order to fully tackle those Ideas, structures and issues, students will also need to follow the news, to read some important academic texts, to identify relevant sources. Sciences Po library being one of the best of its kind, students will need to learn how to use those tools. A list of readings, as well as a textbook and, if possible, a digital reader will be provided to students. Hopefully, at the end of the semester, students will have acquired the basics of IR discipline, they will govern some of the most inﬂuential texts produced by the ﬁeld and they will be able to use without difﬁculty the tools to analyze the current state of international affairs. Required reading : TEXTBOOK : The Globalization of World Politics, an introduction to International relations – BAYLIS, John, SMITH, Steve, OWENS, Patricia – Oxford University Press – 2013 --- See SC PO library catalogue.
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : David DUHAMEL (PhD. Lecturer). Prerequisite : Aucun Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Luis ESTEVEZ BAULUZ (PhD student), Nathalie JANSON (Associate Professor), Aseem PATEL (PhD student), Antoine SOUCHAUD (PhD student). Course validation : Continuous assessment 60% ; trial run 30% ; project 30% ; ﬁnal exam 40%. Workload : Reading Pedagogical method : 2 hours per week, 12 lectures total. Course Description : This Macroeconomics course is the continuation of studies in initial 127