Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Required reading : Althusser, Louis. Lenin and philosophy and other essays. Aakar Books, 2006 ; Barthes, Roland (1977), 'The Death of the Author', in : Image, music, text, trans. Stephen Heathedn : Hill and Wang, 142-149 ; Barthes, Roland. Mythologies : The Complete Edition, in a New Translation. Macmillan, 1972 ; Beauvoir, Simone de. 1971. The second sex. Translated by Howard Madison Parshley. New York : Knopf ; Camus, Albert. "The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays, trans. Justin O'Brien."New York : Vintage (1955).
in time upon their works or performances. In any case, unlike tangible goods, intangible goods do not have to be materially appropriated and lose their value as soon as they become intellectually accessible to others. Furthermore, technological development facilitates infringements upon the intellectual property rights. IP Law aims to provide a legal framework protecting these intangible assets and their right holders from infringements deriving from third persons. This course describes the various types of intellectual property rights through interactive lectures, practical examples and oral presentations. Required reading : N. BOUCHE, Intellectual Property Law in France, Wolters Kluwer, 2011..
INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
INTRODUCTION TO LIBERAL THINKING
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Emmanuel GARDOUNIS (Professeur). Prerequisite : No prerequisite Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : The validation of this course will be the result of three grades : Active participation projects (30% of the overall grade) Attendance note (30% of the overall grade) Oral presentations (40% of the overall grade) : 40 Pedagogical method : The course will combine several lectures, in-class discussions and group work. Course Description : In the era of globalization, where new technologies and internet promote international transactions, innovation and creativity of the human mind must be sufﬁciently protected in a national and international level. Intellectual property law (IP Law) becomes a strategic tool in international business, because it protects intangible assets of natural and legal persons. IP Law in France is divided into two parts : literary and artistic property and industrial property. While the latter answers basically to the question how can a company protect its industrial creations and distinctive rights -mainly patents and trademarks-, the former tends to confer to the authors (creators of works) and to some persons who are ‘auxiliaries' to the act of creation, exclusive rights limited 420
Teachers : Gaspard KOENIG (Dirigeant du think tank Generationlibre). Prerequisite : Basic notions in the history of political thought (North American and Continental) ; Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : - At the start of each session, a pair of students will be asked to debate the previous session's topic, taking contradictory views prearranged with the teacher. - Each student will be requested to produce a ﬁnal essay (min 2,500 words) on a subject of his/her choice reﬂecting the course, to be discussed and deﬁned beforehand with the teacher. Course Description : The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the classical liberal school of thought as well as to provide them with the analytical tools necessary to interpret contemporary events with some philosophical hindsight. The course will start with a general introduction to Liberalism, a complex and centuries-old political philosophy. Each session will then address a philosophical notion through a text (max 30 pages) introduced by the teacher and commented by the group. A particular effort will be made to relate philosophical notions to today's political, economic and social issues. The theme of the