Campus de Paris
Pedagogical format : Workshop Course validation : Assessment will be based on the following criteria throughout the duration of the course : - Regular attendance and active participation ; - Assimilation / progress / personal implication within the group (choir) ; - One written piece (based on personal experience). Course Description : This course will introduce students to basic vocal techniques which will in turn be applied to interpreting some simple and diverse repertoire. Participants will obtain keys to improving vocal production (both for speaking and singing) and to enhancing listening skills. We will look at how choral singing can play a role in embettering social interactions more generally, and in building self-conﬁdence. Techniques inspired by sophrology will enable students to address and analyse their experience from a phenomenological perspective. Session 1 : Course introduction – explanation of criteria on which students will be assessed / "What is choral singing ?" / Warm-ups / determine range and level (experience) / A brief introduction to sophrology and basic phenomenology. Sessions 2 - 11 : Every lesson will begin with exercises inspired by sophrology followed by vocal warm-ups (individual and collective singing) to improve technique and work on scores. Introduction or consolidation of repertoire. The social impact that singing might have on members of a choir will become clearer as a « log book » will be kept at the end of every lesson to clarify student's personal experience. A written conclusion based on the journal (for lesson 11) will help better understand the impact of the course on each participant. Session 12 : Final assessments (individual and as a choir) / conclusion. Required reading : https ://www.chorusamerica.org/system/ﬁles/resources/ImpactStudy09_ Report.pdf.
CITIZEN POLITICS AND DEMOCRACY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Bruno CAUTRES (Chercheur CNRS et CEVIPOF, Sciences Po), Elodie DRUEZ (Doctorante, CEE Sciences Po), Pavlos VASILOPOULOS (Assistant de recherche). Prerequisite : No prerequisites are required for this class. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Grades will be determined by the weighted average of a) one written assignment (40%), b) one written exam (25%), c) two quizzes (20%), and d) student participation in class (15%). Course Description : This course explores the role of the citizen within contemporary democratic processes. It draws on insights from political sociology and comparative politics to answer essential questions regarding continuity and change on issues such as vote choice, political participation, public protest, trust in the political system, ideological orientations and political attitudes. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of the economic crisis on the changing preferences and behaviors of mass publics across Europe. The course aims to develop the students' analytical skills in comprehending current political events, public opinion, new social movements and current electoral dynamics from a comparative perspective. Each session of the course will draw on theoretical concepts and link them to empirical ﬁndings using comparative, time-series survey data. Students will be invited to critically combine theoretical tools with empirical evidence in order to comprehend the dynamic link between public opinion and political parties in postmodern Western democracies. Required reading : Dalton, R. (2013). Citizen Politics : Public Opinion and Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Los Angeles, CA : Sage ; Bermeo, N. and Bartels, L. (2014). Mass Politics in Tough Times : Opinions, Votes and Protest in the Great Recession. Oxford : Oxford University Press ; Whiteley, P., Clarke, H. D., Sanders, D., & Stewart, M. C. (2013). Afﬂu375