Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ture, lifestyle, elegance), the beneﬁts of France as an organized country (healthcare, education, regional and central government), the 21st-century competitiveness and challenges of French industry and business, how France faces its problems in the economy and society, and France's power and inﬂuence in the world. Combining facts, debate and analysis, the course also questions why people too often underestimate “Why France Matters,” including even, or especially, the French themselves. Required reading : Jenkins, Cecil A Brief History of France : People, History and Culture. (London : Robinson, 2011).
GLOBAL MASS COMMUNICATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : to be deﬁned. Prerequisite : Students should have a basic notion of modern international relations and politics and, preferably, though not compulsory, some previous contact and/or interest in media and communication issues. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : One 12-15-page term paper. Paper topics may include any issue relevant to Global communication and the role of the media. The written paper shall be submitted on week 11 of the term, but its topic must be decided and approved by week 3. The paper will count for 50% of the ﬁnal grade (of which 10% will be the brief oral presentation on week 11 and 40% for the paper itself). One in-class ﬁnal exam covering material discussed throughout the term worth 30% of the ﬁnal grade. Participation and discussion in all classes is required and is worth 20% of the ﬁnal grade. Pedagogical method : Lectures and active discussion in class. Course Description : This course introduces students of media, culture, and communication to the themes, issues and theoretical debates central to the modern study of mediated forms of com612
munication. It examines the factors that inﬂuence the media and, in turn, examines the inﬂuence of media on attitudes, values and behaviours, both individual and social. This course also explores the phenomenon of global communication, specifically the wide range of activities associated with the dense intercontinental networks of communication and public media (such as news, entertainment), as well as the technical infrastructures that make it possible and commonplace to distribute messages across vast distances with little or no delay. It also examines public policy issues and institutions of media governance at the international level and provides an historical overview of the various institutions and actors involved in global media governance, It further assesses the various principles and practices that constitute the regime of global media governance, including the regulation of broadcasting, the Internet, and trade in media products. Special attention will be paid to current debates within multilateral bodies such as UNESCO, the WTO, and the International Telecommunication Union and how it all plays out in the international relations power game. Required reading : Thomas L. McPhail, Global Communication : Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends, Fourth Edition, 2014 or Third edition 2011 or e-book (3rd edition 2012), Wiley-Blackwell.
HISTOIRE DES GAUCHES EN FRANCE
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Philippe BUTON (Professeur des Universités). Format pédagogique : Enseignement électif Descriptif du cours : Nous étudierons les origines de la gauche française lors de la Révolution française. Puis nous examinerons la différenciation de cette gauche, avec l'apparition de nouvelles sensibilités. En parallèle, nous analyserons (dans une démarche indissociablement politique, sociale et culturelle) les adaptations, mutations voire métamorphoses de ces gauches françaises en scrutant leurs réactions face aux multiples déﬁs de ces siècles troublés. Séance 1. Qu'est-ce que la gauche ? (Révolution et début XIXe) ;