Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
by James Ivory, starring Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter and Daniel Day Lewis) will be shown and analyzed in the last courses. Required reading : Emma by Jane Austen.
- a short essay on one question (to be chosen out of a few) directly linked to the lecture. Course Description : This course is designed as an introduction to the theories and practices of sociology. It will provide you with a variety of tools and knowledge in order to reﬂect on the contemporary world and its transformations. Along the way, you will become familiar with a number of key sociological concepts, authors and theories, whether classical or contemporary. The organization of the course is twofold. The weekly lecture serves as an introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on a given topic. It will cover major substantive areas of sociological inquiry (culture, norms and deviance, social class and stratiﬁcation, power and inequality, state and society, social organization of the economy). While focusing on speciﬁc empirical topics every week, the lectures will highlight similarities in the approach to these questions. All quarter long, you will thus be introduced to the various forms of reasoning and the different methods commonly used in the discipline. By difference, the discussion session, a handson approach, provides you with the opportunity to grapple with both texts and methods. Key readings as well as important techniques of data collection in the social sciences will be either presented, or thoroughly investigated. Overall, the aim of this course is to equip you with the necessary knowledge to navigate the current debates about the topics discussed, and the major debates among sociologists about them. Required reading : Chauvel, L., 1997, "L'Uniformisation du taux de suicide masculin selon l'âge : effet de génération ou recomposition du cycle de vie ?", Revue française de sociologie, 38 (4), p. 681-734..
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Anne REVILLARD (Associate Professor). Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Charles BOSVIEUXONYEKWELU (Enseignant), Clément CLARET (Etudiant à Sciences Po), Mischa DEKKER (Etudiant doctorant), Benedikt ERFORTH (Doctorant en Sciences Politiques/ Teaching Fellow), Romain LLINARES (.), Thierry MAIRE (Professeur), Shreya PARIKH (Assistante de recherche), Sonia PLANSON (Etudiante doctorante), Côme SALVAIRE (Doctorant). Course validation : This class meets bi-weekly. The lecture is meant to introduce you to the main concepts, theories and debates on the topics dealt with on that week. Discussion sessions are designed to help you actively engage with these ideas. As a consequence, they are closely tied to the lectures. For they are also the moment when the knowledge is put into practice (and assessed), they constitute the central moment around which the whole course is organized, both intellectually and in terms of validation. You must come prepared to these sessions. Your ﬁnal grade will be determined by 5 types of assignments, added to a grade of class participation. During discussion sections (64%) : weekly quiz on the discussion text and class participation (with an emphasis on methodological sessions. Special exercises can apply) (16%) ; once-in-a-quarter oral presentation of a selected text (16%) ; midterm paper in-class (16%) ; book review (16%). Final exam (36%). The ﬁnal exam consists of two different types of exercises : - an analysis of documents informed by the lectures and the discussion sessions ; 598
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thi Hong Nhung LUU (Doctorante), Ahuitzotl Hector MORENO MORENO (Etudiant doctorant). Prerequisite : All students who have studied basics of calculus (rules of differentiation and