Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Prerequisite : This course does not require any speciﬁc knowledge or experience. Basic knowledge of the development ﬁeld (actors, issues, programs) and of theories and practices of communication is welcome though. This course is particularly designed for students with an interest in the communication and social aspects of development, post-conﬂict and humanitarian environments as well as an interest in the role played by communication in development studies. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Course validation will consist mainly in a group project that will be developed throughout the course of the semester during the workshop sessions. This group project will consist of a "communication plan" in a speciﬁc development, humanitarian or post-conﬂict setting. Workload : A 30-page group project. Pedagogical method : Project-based. Course Description : The communication and media sectors play a complex yet key role within the development ﬁeld at large but even more so in post-conﬂict and humanitarian environments. Over the last few years communication-based activities have become central to supporting humanitarian aid, long-term development and to the reconstruction and stabilization of fragile states. This course is designed to provide future development and governance practitioners with insider expertise on development, humanitarian and postconﬂict communications. The goal of this “workshop course” is to offer future practitioners a clear understanding of the various objectives, practices, actors, and debates of “Development Communication”, as well as the basic tools to apprehend and design communication and media strategies. Required reading : World Bank - Development Communication Sourcebook (available here : http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTDEVCOMMENG/Resources/DevelopmentCommSourcebook.pdf).
Teachers : Gaëtan MOOTOO (Researcher, Amnesty International), Salvatore SAGUES (Spécialiste de programme, Organisation International de la Francophonie (OIF)). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Class presentation (20%) (10-15 minutes) : students by groups of three will be required to prepare a presentation related to a session's topic. The presentation has to be submitted by mail to the Professors at least three days before the session (ie. on Fridays). Written exercises (40%) : each student will have to prepare throughout the course four exercises that will be corrected collectively. Written Essay (40%) (10-15 pages) : each student will be required to write a research paper on a theme related to the course. Pedagogical method : Seminar : combination of lectures and interactive exercises. Course Description : This seminar aims to provide students with a consistent knowledge and insight of the conceptual Foundations for Human Rights Advocacy. The course will examine the link between research, campaigning and advocacy in some key areas of human rights (both civil and political rights and ESC rights). While mentioning the key challenges linked with research and campaigning work, the course will focus on the practical challenges of Human Rights Advocacy in some key human rights areas (such as torture, death penalty, sexual violence, armed conﬂicts, terror and human rights as well as international justice). For each of these topics, concrete examples and exercises will be provided based on recent research reports and campaigning and advocacy actions carried out by international and national NGOS in order to show concretely if and whether concrete advocacy actions can make a difference on the ground. Student will be encouraged to build practical skills and teamwork through group exercises and other formats (research papers and class presentations). Students will be introduced to different levels and types of approaches (legal documents, NGO reports, and academic writings) to get a grasp of speciﬁc and crosscutting aspects of research, campaigning and advocacy in human rights. Objectives of the course :
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