Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ditional motionless fresco with a history of ﬂesh and blood, of questions and controversies. This course has the ambition to shake up the classic narratives of European uniﬁcation, exploring the dead-ends of both its idealizing and its demonizing version. Classes will aim at confronting both versions with the facts, and will appeal to the students' critical sense to take position and form their judgement from a close examination of historical sources. The cours séminaire will bring in the most recent and innovative academic works in history dealing with the European Community/European Union. Though chronological, the approach will seek to avoid institutional obsessions by favouring transnational and comparative interpretations, hence allowing the study of a large variety of historical objects and actors : “founding fathers”, national interests, women, professional organizations, diplomats and civil servants, minorities, media, migrations, culture, etc. Each seminar will be dedicated to a general theme that will be addressed in a brief lecture of 30 minutes by the teacher. The lecture will be followed by a student's presentation and by open class discussions based on a compulsory reading and/or the examination of historical sources of all kinds. Required reading : Mark Gilbert, European Integration. A Concise History, Rowman and Littelﬁeld, 2011 ; Luuk Van Middelarr, Le Passage à l'Europe : Histoire d'un commencement, Paris, Gallimard, 2012 (English transl. Liz Waters) ; The Passage to Europe : How a Continent Became a Union, London-New Haven, Yale University Press, 2014.
scene determined at the beginning of the semester and to actively participate during the analysis in class. Pedagogical method : Each class will begin with the screening of a scene. One student has prepared an analysis of the sequence and present it to the class. All students have watched the ﬁlm before the session. The analysis is discussed within the class. The movie is then placed in its context and becomes the support for a study of a stage of cinema history. Course Description : Cinema is a language with images and sounds. The goal of this workshop is to give students a closer acquaintance of the grammar of cinema, and its evolution throughout history. With the study of one ﬁlm per decade from today to the early age of cinema, the course will take a twelve step journey backward through the history of cinema and its various territories. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
GENERAL GEOPOLITICS FOR THE XXIST CENTURY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pierre CHABAL (PhD. Maître de conférences des Universités). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Students' preparation and discussion will form the basis of their assessment, and a short written research piece will be submitted by each student towards the end of the class. There will be two marked evaluations : - a take-home essay or a group-presentation in class (depending in the numbers if students signing-up for this elective ; - a short exam towards the end of the semester. Pedagogical method : Each class (2 hrs) shall be divided up in two types of interaction : a formal presentation by the teacher followed by a class discussion, based on students' presentation. Course Description : The aim of the elective on contemporary geopolitics is to offer students a discussion of the basic concepts of the found-
FILM SCENE ANALYSIS
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nathanaël MARANDIN (Film Director). Pedagogical format : Workshop Course validation : To validate the course, the student is expected to watch one ﬁlm prior to each session, make one oral presentation of a 144