Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English ; French
Teachers : Laurent FOURCHARD (Researcher Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students will be evaluated on one review essay and presentation in class (40%), participation (10%) and one ﬁnal paper (50%). Workload : Students are required to complete weekly required reading assignments prior to class and discussed them in class. Each student has to write a 1000-word review essay from the required reading list of one session. This summary is presented during the course. Each student has to write a 4000 word ﬁnal paper. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : Large metropolises in Africa are often considered as chaotic cities reduced to mere shanty towns at the periphery of the world economy. They have also been portrayed as privilege sites of contestation of authoritarian regimes or conversely as spaces in which inhabitants have learnt to deal without the state to get access to basic services in various ‘informal' ways. This course will address these central issues on the respective parts of external and African dynamics in making the cities of the continent. It will look at key issues and concepts used among academics and professionals to understand the ways cities in Africa are governed throughout the continent. It will interrogate what is supposed to be the major features of urban Africa (colonial and apartheid legacies, weaknesses of local government structures, widespread poverty, prevalence of informality and violence). Required reading : David Anderson and David Rathbone (eds.), Africa's Urban Past, Oxford, Jame Currey, 2000 ; Simon Bekker and Laurent Fourchard (eds.) Governing Africa's Cities : Politics and Policies, Pretoria, HRSC Press, 2013 ; Garth Myers, African Cities. Alternative visions of Urban Theory and Practice, Zed Books. London. New York. 2011 ; Jennifer Robinson, Ordinary Cities. Between Modernity and Development, London, Routledge, 2006 ; Abdou Maliq Simone, For the City Yet to Come. Changing African Life in Four Cities, Durham and London, Duke University Press, 2004.
Teachers : Jean-François GIGAND (Founder Web & geographical information system), Cécile HUET (Public Engineer in Geography and Cartography and Professor of Geomatics, ENSG). Prerequisite : The « Introduction to GIS » class has to be done in S1 “governance of large Metropolis” or GIS basics have to be known and use of QGIS software has to be acquired. Pedagogical format : Workshop Course validation : Exercise using concepts taught during the course. Workload : 12 hours minimum (but students can work between two classes). Pedagogical method : 4 x 3 hours. Tutorial using computers. Course Description : Tutorial data covering an urban area will be provided and will be used for a speciﬁc thematic issue. The aim is to estimate the number of inhabitants living in a noise restriction zone due to aircrafts taking off and landing in Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport. Each student has to answer the subject in combining data in the GIS process and in producing maps and statistics to put forward results and interpretations. Required reading : [Article] Assessment of aircraft noise in Istanbul (INTER-NOISE 2007), http ://www.cevreselgurultu.cevreorman.gov.tr/ dosya/workshops/internoise_2007/dr._berthold_ vogelsang_paper.pdf ; [Article] Airside Study of Charles de Gaulle Airport ; [Book] GRASER A, 2013, Learning QGIS 2.0, Packt Publishing. ; [PDF ﬁle] HUET C, 2011, Introduction to Geomatics : Geographic Information and GIS, ENSG.
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English