Campus euro-américain et Europe-Afrique, Reims
lenges some of the ways in which we think about international relations. By the end of the course, the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of a variety of issues pertaining to Africa's international relations and how these issues relate to perspectives on Africa, African “agency”, and the position of the continent in the international system ; identify and debate the role of different actors and processes involved in the international relations of Africa ; and articulate persuasive arguments that integrate empirical and theoretical material and enable constructive and critical discussion. Required reading : Scarlett Cornelissen, Fantu Cheru and Timothy M. Shaw, (2015) eds, Africa and International Relations in the 21st century (Palgrave MacMillan).
rize the major argument(s) of the selected piece and critically analyze the idea(s) advanced by the author(s) taking into consideration discussions in class and readings, especially those from the concerned unit. Students must comply with proper standards of scholarly citation as well as correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Methodology guidelines will be provided at the beginning of the course. Papers will be mailed in using Urkund AND physically handed in on the scheduled dates. Late papers will be penalized (1 point per day of delay after the due date). The ﬁnal exam is scheduled during week 12. Two exam formats are possible. Either a 4-question exam : The 4 questions cover the course. Their answer should reﬂect students' understanding of the content of the course : overarching concepts (typologies, terminologies), institutional settings or normative repertoires, as well as legal issues and evolutions addressed in class. Or, a critical essay or text analysis. This format is the same exercise as the home assignment. Students are required to either write a critical essay discussing a compulsory question related to the course or to analyze a short text. The paper should reﬂect the student's ability to clearly articulate and logically develop an argument or idea. S/he should refer to relevant scholarly literature and legal resources to support her/his claim. Students must comply with proper academic standards of citation. Methodology guidelines are provided at the beginning of the course. Pedagogical method : The course involves a fascinating experience that prompts students to question universalist, most often western-based, legal assumptions. It invites a rethinking of Law, the processes of creation of Law and legal practices. After successful completion of the course, students will be acquainted with African legal orders and normative repertoires on the one hand, and their implications at the national, bilateral and global levels on the other. Students will also know the basics of Legal Anthropology (paradigms, terminology, and main theories), and should have a broad understanding of the grounds and biases of the various perspectives introduced in the course. In this regard, post-colonial literature, which aims at “decolonizing” African contemporary legal challenges, is intended to help students addressing the impensés and impensables of African 699
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INTRODUCTION TO LAWS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ounia DOUKOURE-PECCHIOLI (Enseignante). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : In-class exam : 2/3 of the ﬁnal grade (66.6%) ; 5-page paper (compulsory individual home assignment) : 1/3 of the ﬁnal grade (33.4%) ; Class participation, including 1-page RP for each session : up to 2 additional pts on the ﬁnal grade. Workload : 1-page response paper for each session (individual assignment). To facilitate active participation and critical engagement with the documents, students are expected to prepare a 1-page response paper on the weekly readings and lectures as a written basis for discussions in class. This must follow the format prescribed at the beginning of the course and