research may be advanced, while building on their own creativity. Some of the key questions of the course will include : epistemological choices, research strategy, ethnographic observation, archival research, interviewing, as well as writing challenges. Ultimately, students should become familiar with a diversity of sources and research methods, including the use of visual sources and the combination between sight and sounds. Additionally, one of the purposes of the course is to allow students to put into historical perspective current controversies over the social uses and the “scientiﬁc” nature of social sciences. The relationships between verisimilitude, “truth”, and legitimacy in social sciences will thus be debated in class. Finally, doing social sciences has to do with the art of writing. For whom and how is it possible to write in a world overwhelmed with images where (media-built) “events” unfold at a fast pace ? These are among the questions we shall address over the course of the semester. Required reading : Michael Taussig, I Swear I Saw This - Drawings in Fieldwork Notebooks, Namely My Own, Chicago : Tue University of Chicago Press, 2011 (chapters 1 to 3) ; Alice Goffman, On the Run. Fugitive Life in an American City, The University of Chicago Press, 2014 (Appendix, A Methodological Note) ; Robert S. Weiss, Learning from Strangers. The Art ahd Method of Qualitative Interview Studies, Thre Free Press, 1994, chap.4 ; Howard Becker, Writing for Social Scientists : How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Chicago University Press.
Course validation : Class Presentation (34%) will address the topic outlined in bold as detailed and explained in the following paragraph in the syllabus. It will present, for the group(s) project part the result of the week's work for the group. Class participation (33%) : students will be expected to actively participate in the seminar discussions and to prepare each week the assignments. Contribution to the group project (33%) : each week, all students are required to contribute to the group(s) project for the second part of the course. Students will hand in, on week 11, a brief assessment of the group work, including the difﬁculties they met (or not) with their colleagues. The assessments will remain anonymous (not shared with other students) but be used for the ﬁnal debrieﬁng regarding group work. 20% participation ; 45% individual presentation ; 35% group project. Workload : Between 6 and 10 hours a week. Pedagogical method : A lecture followed : by students presentation and then discussion on a speciﬁc topic for the ﬁrst part of the course ; by students' presentations of their group(s) work. The group(s) work allows for application of what has been taught for the second part, as well as discussions and explanations regarding the group(s) work. Students are very strongly encouraged to take notes during the lecture, as proper note-taking is a crucial skill to develop, which will be extremely useful for the rest of their professional life, notably if it involves analysis. Course Description : This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to engage and think about the future and how to approach it within the context of traditional and non-traditional, national and international security issues in a complex world. Throughout the semester, students will have the opportunity to reﬂect critically upon the theoretical, conceptual and methodological underpinnings of risk management and strategic foresight and warning, to familiarise themselves with existing methodologies and reports through real-world case studies addressing contemporary security issues and global crises. Finally, they will apply 1603
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Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Hélène LAVOIX (Directrice). Prerequisite : Students should, as much as possible, already possess a good knowledge of international relations and political science ; if they do not have it, then th