Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
This course is based on the study of two novels, Emma by Jane Austen (1815) and A Room with a View by E.M.Forster (1908). Through comparative works, the burden of social codes in Great Britain will be discussed. Furthermore, movie adaptations of these two novels (by the BBC and 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.
Teachers : to be deﬁned. Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Course validation : The ﬁnal grade will be calculated from a midterm (20%), ﬁnal exam (30%), presentation (20%), paper (15%), and section participation (15%). Course Description : This course will explore Europe's twentieth century with an emphasis on social, cultural and political history. The goal will be to deepen students' knowledge of contemporary European history through a study of the multiple dimensions of twentieth-century European society and politics in Eastern and Western Europe alike. We will also discuss the historical debates around each topic in lecture and section. Readings will therefore include primary and secondary sources and students will work on examining both with a critical eye. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN EUROPE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Sonia PLANSON (Etudiante doctorante), Ettore RECCHI (Professeur des universités, Sciences Po). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course Description : Social inequalities form a core research object of sociology. Starting from classical theorizations and concepts, this course adopts a multi-dimensional approach to social inequalities and applies it to the comparative study of European societies. Lectures draw on empirical works and outline country differences in occupational structures, educational attainments, cultural practices, social participation and political inﬂuence as 'capitals' that form the social bases of inequalities. The course will also discuss the institutional mechanisms by which inequalities are created, reproduced, and buffered. Particular attention is paid to stratiﬁcation outcomes along gender, cohort and ethnicity lines. In the light of the process of European integration, but also of differentiation stemming from the current economic crisis, the issue of the convergence/divergence of inequalities in Europe shall be ultimately addressed Required reading : to be deﬁned.
SOCIOLOGY OF LAW
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : to be deﬁned. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Assessment will be based on three types of assignments. During the ﬁrst phase of the course on classical sociological theory, each student will write reading memos before the session. Memos are 2p long texts (≈700 words) that restate the key arguments made in the readings. In the second phase of the course, students will present case studies. The point here is to use a sociological framework to account for empirical cases in which the law is at stake. The third assignment is a ﬁnal paper. Students will choose a speciﬁc topic and a produce a 10-15p essay using and discussing the sociological perspectives taught in the course. This essay can be empirically grounded. Course Description : The aim of this course is to introduce students to a sociological approach to law. Law is not as rational as one might expect : crafting and implementing law is a social process shaped by power relations, institutions, professional groups, and social movements. The course
SOCIETY AND POLITICS IN EUROPE 20TH CENTURY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : to be deﬁned Language of tuition : English