Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
one out of three different courses : 1) Introduction to Calculus with Algebra, 2) Statistics or 3) Calculus III. A fourth course is offered on the EuroAmerican campus in Reims : Calculus I. The goal of Calculus I is to prepare students for Calculus III and for upper-level quantitative courses in the social sciences. The course takes place during the fall semester (12 lectures of 2 hours each). This course is a standard college-level introductory course in calculus. The prerequisite for Calculus I is material covered in the Introduction to Calculus with Algebra course. Calculus I is intended for students who are interested in taking upper-level economics courses. For example, this course is a prerequisite for Columbia University's Intermediate Microeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics courses. Calculus I is also a prerequisite for Calculus III. Required reading : James Stewart, (2011) Calculus (Early Transcendentals), International Metric Edition, 7th Edition.
Pedagogical method : Apart from oral presentations on political news and fake debates, this seminar is a lecture given by the teacher. Each session comes with suggested readings. Reading them is not mandatory. Oral presentation shall be much alike a “news show” about political news of the last week, anywhere on Earth. But it has to be news strictly related to racism and/or discrimination. It shall be 15 minutes long. It can be longer without fearing penalties. The ﬁnal short paper is a 4-page essay (5 pages max.) analyzing a topic related to the seminar. Topic shall be chosen by each student and approved by the teacher. The essay shall include a bibliography (in addition to the 4-page analysis). The fake debate is a “phoney debate” fully prepared by a group of students (“role-play”). There are 3 students : one student plays the racist/discriminating side, the other one plays the antiracist/anti-discriminating side, and one student plays the moderator. That fake debate must be at least 30 minutes long. Students are free to dramatize their fake debate the way they want (it must of course remain a serious debate). The educative purpose is to study and understand racist/antiracist reasoning and rhetorics. Each fake debate is followed by an open real debate. Attention : It is understood that racist and/or discriminative thoughts expressed during fake debates are not the reﬂection of the student's opinion, and should only serve the educative purpose of the debate/role play. After the roll call, students arriving late are not allowed to join the session and they are considered absent. During each session, there's a 5 minutes break at the end of the 1st hour. Occasional and discrete chatting is tolerated. Occasional and discrete use of Internet unrelated to the seminar (Facebook, twitter, personal web research, etc.) is tolerated as well. Since all deadlines are clearly indicated at the beginning of the seminar, only very serious reasons can make students avoid a zero when they don't provide their work on time. Course Description : The purpose of this seminar is to explain and analyse racism and discrimination in France to French beginners and/or to for619
RACISM & DISCRIMINATION IN FRANCE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Thomas GUENOLE (political scientist). Prerequisite : None. This seminar is for beginners in political analysis and/or in political sociology. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : The ﬁnal mark is calculated as follows : Diligence mark (strictly proportional to student's assiduity) 10%. Oral presentation on French political news 30%. Fake debate 30%. Short paper 30%. Workload : An oral presentation on political news of the last week. A fake debate between 2 students, with 1 student being the moderator. A short ﬁnal paper (4-5 pages) on a topic related to the seminar.