Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Sciences Po also has partnerships with internationally recognized French institutions: • Corporate and Public Management double degree with HEC • Economics and Public Policy Joint Program with École Polytechnique and Ensae • Economic Law double degrees with the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the University of Strasbourg 3 • Double Master in Environmental Sciences and Policy with the University of Paris 6 Pierre-et-MarieCurie A varied curriculum Many courses are offered throughout the two years of Master programs. The programs consist of four semesters, each lasting thirteen weeks, one of which must be spent outside Sciences Po. Students must complete an internship at a company or public institution or a study program at one of Sciences Po’s partner universities abroad. The apprenticeship Master programs also consist of four semesters: two at Sciences Po and two that alternate work and study. During the semesters at Sciences Po, students must complete a certain number of courses (or modules) before they can sit the exams for the Master. The speciﬁc courses are deﬁned according to the speciﬁc Master program chosen and consist of specialized courses (required or elective), core curriculum courses, foreign-language classes and a group project enabling students to acquire concrete experience in project management. An interdisciplinary education Students may choose from a wide range of courses covering core subjects, such as Management of Economic Policies, Public Freedoms and Fundamental Rights, Major European Issues, Theory of Organizations and the Interconnections between Science, Society and Policy. These core courses, which provide a strong foundation both in terms of conceptual content and methodological rigor, are a speciﬁc hallmark of the Sciences Po Masters. Courses are taught by leading academics or practitioners. Particular importance is placed on written and oral command of two foreign languages as a vital prerequisite for entry into a labor market that is now both European and international. Courses in English are an integral part of the training provided at Sciences Po and the proportion of such courses is continuing to increase. Some Master programs and some Master program concentrations are taught entirely in English. Rigorous methodological training The programs are grounded in the development of self-expression skills, both written and oral. Time-limited oral presentations delivered in tutorial groups teach students to cover the essentials of a topic in a clear and lively manner. Essays, summaries and term papers help them mobilize and structure their knowledge and construct logical arguments. Many of the exercises done in the tutorial groups (debates, simulations, etc.) entail teamwork ability, which is also the essential pedagogical goal of the group project.