Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
QUANTITATIVE AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS - INTRODUCTION TO CALCULUS WITH ALGEBRA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Sophie ROCHEFORT GUILLOUET (Lecturer). Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Florent BONAVENTURE (Director - Le Havre campus), Jean D'ANDLAU (PhD Student), Marie DE RUGY (PhD student), Meha PRIYADARSHINI (Post-doctoral student). Course validation : To validate the course, the student is expected to pass : - Midterm exam ; - Paper and quiz ; - Final exam. Course Description : The purpose of the lectures is to describe the rise of nation states, to analyze and understand the many changes that occurred both in Europe and Asia, and to assess through the studying of documents and readings the interactions between the two continents during the long 19th century. Required reading : Éric ANCEAU, Introduction au XIXe siècle, Belin, 2003, 2 t. (t. 1 : 1815 à 1870 ; t. 2 : 1870 à 1914)..
Teachers : Christine LE FLOCH (Professeur agrégé). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : To validate the course, the student is expected to pass : 4 quizzes (30 %) + 1 midterm exam (30 %) + 1 ﬁnal exam (40 %). Course Description : This course has been designed for students with more of a literary background. Students who followed a Bac L, and any student who is unfamiliar with the basic concepts of algebra and calculus, must register for this course. Introduction to Calculus with Algebra covers the basic concepts that students need to follow Principles of Economics : Microeconomics. The topics covered include the basics of : - quantitative analysis of data : graphs (how to read a graph, what axes mean, the concept of logarithmic scale, and the concept of a slope), and descriptive statistics (percentage, mean, median, mode, quantile, standard deviation and variance) ; - algebra : linear equations, linear systems of two equations with two unknowns (elimination and substitution methods), second degree equations, functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic), and ordinary least squares (the intuition of the concept) ; - calculus : limits, ﬁrst derivatives, the link between math and graphs (point of tangency), second derivatives (concavity and convexity). Required reading : Dowling, Edward (Schaum's Outline of Introduction to Mathematical Economics, 3rd edition, MCGrawhill)..
TECHNOLOGY : PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS, IMPACT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Fiona BERREBY (PhD Student). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Timeline and class participation : 20 Papers 1 and 2 : 2*20 Final paper : 40 Pedagogical method : The ﬁrst hour of the class will be in the form of a ‘cours magistral' with slides and handouts that outline the main points, which students can complete during the lecture. Debate is strongly encouraged ; therefore the second hour will be in the form of a seminar, dedicated primarily to discussing the reading assigned for the class. Questions will be provided in advance for the students to prepare. During the second part of the course on contemporary issues, the second hour will also be used for two 10min presentations by students on an issue raised in mainstream scientiﬁc media in the last few weeks, relating to
REVOLUTIONS, EMPIRES AND NATIONS - A POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE 19TH CENTURY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English