Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
is, at the same time, building up an ad hoc governance and consolidating a less egalitarian social model, relying on crises as a lever for change. Required reading : Please refer to the Syllabus.
take-home work will either see the students apply the presented knowledge to a case study of their choosing, or encourage them to apply the theoretical knowledge in a more practical setting. Overall, students will receive three take-home tasks which will require some dedicated work outside of classroom setting : a group presentation on a given regional organization ; an individual research paper on a question and hypothesis of their choosing ; and depending on class' preference ; either the position paper detailing their role within the simulation or the book review. Throughout the spring term, the individual research paper should require a bit more than 6 hours of research and writing work ; the group presentation and readings should involve no more than 3 hours each. Depending on the class' choice, the simulation or book review will involve about 3hours of either group or individual work. Pedagogical method : The ﬁrst part of the course (on the speciﬁcities of the EU and comparative regionalism) is given as a series of lectures covering a total of 8 hours. Each of these 4 two-hour sessions will start with a discussion of an assigned reading, followed by an ex cathedra lecture on key concept and references and ending with a Q&A session. The goal of this ﬁrst part is to equip all students with a shared knowledge of the EU and mastery of the comparative tools needed to confront it with other regional experiences. The course's second part is articulated around 30min student group presentations on a given regional grouping of their choosing. Each of these two-hour sessions will be dedicated to a given regional grouping other than the EU. The list of regional groupings addressed in class will depend on the choices made by the students at the start of the semester. Each regional grouping will be the object of : a group presentation of up to 40min, an assigned reading to be prepared before coming to class and an open class discussion. Each presentation will be given by a group of 2-4 students analyzing the regional grouping of their choosing. The groups and their topics will be set at the start of the second course. The ﬁnal component of the course is to be agreed upon by the end of the ﬁrst class in light of the group's preferences. Students can collectively opt for one of two possible more personal contributions :
THE EU, A MODEL FOR OTHER INTERNATIONAL GROUPINGS ?
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Frederik PONJAERT (Research Associate IEE-ULB & KULeuven). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Assessment will be done on the basis of three variables, where each component of the overall grade is to reﬂect a given dimension of the course : individual student paper (50% overall grade) to be submitted by the end of term ; class participation (25% overall grade) reﬂected in the reading preparations and group presentations ; personal Input (25% overall grade) : either contribution to the ﬁnal simulation or book review. Workload : Speciﬁc obligations : attendance and preparing a single designated reading per session, preparing a single group presentation, preparing a given role within a simulation OR writing a book review, writing a single term paper on a given regional grouping of your choice. Objectives : acquisition and mastery of the theoretical components of the course (i.e. the lecture cycle) implies attendance and active listing during the initial series of lectures. Ultimately this is to be assessed by a way of a single individual student paper to be handed in by the end of the course. Students are free to opt for any relevant topic of their choosing. Two scheduled “student paper workshop” will where need be provide the students with guidance regarding topic selection and the writing of the paper ; active clas