Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
course will encourage an analysis of ﬁlm as a participant in social and political change. Required reading : Twelve ﬁlms will be viewed (out of class) ; Readings will be selected from : Mehran Kamrava, The Modern Middle East : A Political History Since the First World War, 2nd ed.,Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of Calif. Press, 2011 ; David Bordwell and Kristen Thompson, Film Art : An Introduction, 9th ed., McGraw Hill Co., 2010 ; Maurice Halbwachs, On Collective Memory, Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992. Hamid Dabashi, Masters and Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema, Washington, D.C. : Mage Publishers, 2007 ; Hamid Dabashi, Dreams of a Nation : on Palestinian Cinema, New York and London : Verso Books, 2006.
MONEY AND BANKING
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Johannes BOEHM (Assistant Professor), Julien PASCAL (Phd Student, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : For Sciences Po students : AECO 1110 Macroéconomie, AECO 1105 Principes de Microéconomie. Exchange students are expected to have completed introductory courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, as well as Mathematics/Statistics (covering calculus, constrained optimization, probability and statistics). Students are encouraged to take this course together with ‘Intermediate Macroeconomics'. WARNING : This course requires a solid foundation in basic macro and microeconomics, as well as mathematics and statistics. Students have to be proﬁcient in algebra and calculus (taking derivatives, rearranging equations, taking ﬁrstorder conditions etc) and probability and statistics (expectation, variance, distributions, etc). If in doubt, please email me. Also, there is a FAQ online at http ://personal.lse.ac.uk/boehmj/eval/ CourseDescriptionFAQ.pdf See also last year's course evaluations : http :// personal.lse.ac.uk/boehmj/eval/evaluationsmb-2015.pdf Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Two written assignments during term (25% each), one ﬁnal exam at the end of term (50%). Course Description : This is a second-year course on Modern Monetary Economics. We will cover the following topics : - Traditional monetary economics : purpose and deﬁnitions of money, classical and Keynesian theories of money, efﬁcacy of monetary policy, the relationship between monetary and ﬁscal policy ; - Towards modern monetary economics : the dynamics of consumption and saving, the tools of monetary policy/models of the interbank market, the term structure of interest rates, the role of expectations and the New Keynesian Phillips curve, empirical evidence on the effects of monetary policy, monetary policy in the NK framework, discretion vs. commitment ;
MODERN JEWISH HISTORY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Samuel GHILES-MEILHAC (Sociologue et Historien). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : One oral presentation in class ; One short test in class ; One ﬁnal essay ; Participation. Course Description : Jewish communities throughout the world constitute model cases that are key to understanding the evolutions of minorities' status in democratic and undemocratic societies in the 19th and 20th centuries, whether in Europe, the Middle-East or North America. Focusing on the modern and political history of a group which identity is at the crossroads of religion, culture and ethnicity, this course will also study the impact of two major events in Jewish and world history : the destruction of the European Jews during the Second World War and the creation of the State of Israel. Required reading : Michael A. Meyer,“Where Does the Modern Period of Jewish History Begin ?”, Judaism, Vol. 24 No. 3, Summer 1975, pp. 329-338 ; Stephan Zweig, The World of Yesterday, 1944 ; A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations From the Origins to the Present Day, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Benjamin Stora (eds.), Princeton University Press, 2013. 450