Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Written reﬂection on intellectual framework (1000-1500 words) 20% ; small group presentation on issue areas / geographies, 20% ; ﬁnal written project (4000-6000 words), 50% ; participation, 10%. Workload : Regular attendance and participation ; full engagement with case study method, including brainstorming, decision-making, presentation, discussion. Pedagogical method : Course is divided into two parts. Part one is a brief examination of some key issues and theoretical breakdowns of urban policy in the cities of the global south. Part two is an intensive case study approach where students are given an introduction to a subject area and a geography and have to develop extensions from that base. This section involves presentations and rampant discussion, but is not group work. Course Description : This course is designed to introduce students to critical debates surrounding urban development and urban policies in cities of the Global South. It takes a holistic approach to the question of policy, focusing on urbanization, development, and questions of politics within the context of signiﬁcant economic, demographic and environmental changes. This is a survey class designed to provide students with an introduction to urban policy, politics and development. It will function as a seminar, with an emphasis on discussion and participation. In-class discussion is not designed to develop expertise on speciﬁc subject areas or geography, but rather to develop a framework in which students can envision ways of engagement with urban policy in the global south moving forward in their professional and academic careers. The major individual assignment will allow students to develop expertise to some degree. To provide students with an introduction to key issues, debates and lines of thinking around urban policy in cities of the global south, with a heavy emphasis on emerging economies. It is an introduction to urban issues designed for students without a signiﬁcant urban background, but who would like to incorporate urban thinking into their policy, economic development or other work. It speciﬁcally works to help students bridge between an urban focus and other ways of looking at questions of development, policy and politics. 1630
Required reading : Ananya Roy (2009) : The 21st-Century Metropolis : New Geographies of Theory, Regional Studies, 43 :6, 819-830 ; Vyjayanthi Rao (2006), “Slum as theory : the South/Asian city and globalization”, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Volume 30.1 :225-32.
US RISE AND BRAZIL'S FALL : A HISTORIC CHALLENGE FOR LATIN AMERICA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Alfredo VALLADAO (Professeur agrégé cont. Chargé de mission Chaire MERCOSUR). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : A ﬁnal individual grade as a weighted combination of sub-grades attributed to : oral and written presentations of a Press Analysis and a Political Note ; originality of bibliographies ; contribution to debates ; interest for the topics and assiduity. Pedagogical method : One hour lecture/One hour of collective exercises. For each course, two groups of 2-3 students are in charge of an oral presentation of a Press Analysis and a Political Note (10 minutes each), followed by a general debate with the whole class. Course Description : The course is built around four “chapters” : An historic perspective of state- and national identity-building in the Americas, and the core “pan-American” paradigm that has been the main organizing tool of the relationships between Western Hemisphere countries during the 19th and most of the 20th centuries ; A historical perspective of the building of Brazil's political, social and economic model of “national developmentism”, its successes and failures ; The Brazilian “emergence” as a South American and global power, its impact on Latin American neighbors and their reaction