Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Pedagogical method : Cours magistraux avec discussions incluses, particulièrement à la ﬁn des chapitres invoquant l'action humaine (aussi bien sur l'Homme que sur les autres espèces). Course outline to be added in English version soon. Course Description : The general goal of this course is to provide students with a historical vision of concepts linked to Biodiversity leading to the analysis of contemporary issues and debates. Biology is the main ﬁeld of concern of this course including theory of evolution, ecology, genetics, but also the social, philosophical and moral dimensions of biology issues. The course starts with a presentation of elementary notions and various approaches of biodiversity. Lectures subsequently address both the wellestablished hypotheses as well as questions remaining open for scientiﬁc debates and current controversies. Eventually, the social consequences of these scientiﬁc core issues and research are be discusses especially concerning human diversity (e.g. eugenism) and domestic species (e.g. GMOs) or wild species (e.g. conservation). Required reading : Students are asked to read the required articles, chapters, books according to the professor's instruction ; Robert Barbault : Un éléphant dans un jeu de quilles - L'Homme et la Biodiversité, Ed : Seuil (essai) 01/2006 ; Pierre-Henri Gouyon, Jean-Pierre Henry & Jacques Arnould : Gene Avatars. The Neo-Darwinian Theory of Evolution, Kluwer academic publishers, 2002.
Course validation : Written essay (16 points) : subject related to the course, suggested by students with prior agreement from teachers. 15,000 signs (approx. 5/6 pages) to max 20,000 signs (spaces not included), footnotes included, references not included. Criteria : structured, concise, complex (but not too complex), arguments, references, examples, writing skills, spelling, critical. Participation (4 points) : - Proactive ; - Punctual ; - Present. Workload : Read 1-2 texts / week. 1 written essay. Pedagogical method : Ad hoc basis, depending on sessions : - Lecture ; - Presentations ; - Discussions ; - Article review. Course Description : This seminar aims at providing students with a general understanding of key biodiversity issues and policy implementation, from local level action to international governance, with speciﬁc attention (in terms of instruments) to economic instruments, economic analysis, international regulation, and also (in terms of ﬁeld) oceans governance and management. Its objectives are : - Providing a 360° outlook of the dominating ideas and opinions in the ﬁeld ; - Providing a basic knowledge of instruments and techniques involved in policy-making assessment, evaluation and economic valuation ; - Allowing personal and well-informed opinions with respect to the main concepts used by research and policy communities. More speciﬁcally, the seminar will deal with how the biodiversity issue can be framed (in comparison to climate change), with its international governance system (institutions, norms, stakeholders), its policy instruments, its valuation instruments, as well as with the main controversies that generate debate within the conservation community. The seminar will also provide a critical overview of public policies, strategies and instruments that contribute to the implementation of the Conven-
BIODIVERSITY VALUES AND POLICY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Renaud LAPEYRE (Research Fellow (PhD)), YANN LAURANS (Director, Biodiversity Research Programme), Julien ROCHETTE (Coordinator, Oceans and Coastal Zones Programme). Pedagogical format : Seminar 1508