Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ADVANCED POLITICAL ANALYSIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Choralyne DUMESNIL (Etudiante 5° année Master droit économique), Lionel OBADIA (Enseignant-chercheur) Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : 2 papers: Mid-term: 8000 signes (30% de la note ﬁnale) Final: 15000 signes (70% de la note ﬁnale Course Description : This course aims at portraying the major contributions of anthropology to the understanding of mankind and culture – in the broadest sense of the terms. Anthropological knowledge shared common subject-matters with other disciplines but has shed a speciﬁc light on social ties, power and order, mind and language, representations and beliefs, norms and institutions, bodily practices and ritualized actions… owing to these common interests, A special attention will be given to the ways anthropology has enduringly exchanged with other disciplines (sociology, history, political science, economy, psychology, law, linguistics, among others). A series of 12 thematic entries are proposed: they aim at introduce the key concepts and models, the main authors and crucial debates, the methodological resources of anthropology to students, and invited them to create a dialog with other ﬁelds of knowledge in Social Sciences and Humanities Required reading : Copans, Jean, Introduction à l’ethnologie et à l’anthropologie: Domaines et approches, Paris : Armand ; Kilani Mondher, Anthropologie: du local au global, Paris : Armand Colin, 2012 ; Obadia, Lionel, L’Anthropologie des religions, Paris : la Découverte, 2012 ; Weber, Florence, Brève histoire de l’anthropologie, Paris : Flammarion, 2015 ; Lévi-Strauss, Claude, Race et Histoire, Paris : Gallimard, 2007 (1re édition 1961).
Teachers : Colin HAY (Professeur des universités, CEE), Tiago MOREIRA RAMALHO (Etudiant doctorant) Prerequisite : None Pedagogical method : Lecture alone Course validation : One 1500 word book or article review ; One 1500 word short essay (in which students are asked to explain how a concept or theory explored in the course might inform the analysis of a topic of their choice). Pedagogical method : One two-hour lecture per week for 12 weeks. Course Description : This module deals with the use of theory and meta-theory in the analysis of political systems. It begins with a consideration of the nature of explanation and understanding in the social sciences before examining a series of key theoretical and metatheoretical debates within the discipline. Amongst the topics to be covered are the relevance of and relationship between ontology and epistemology, the structure-agency debate and the role of ideas in political analysis. Whilst the course is structured thematically, each sessions reviews the theoretical and meta-theoretical choices of inﬂuential schools of thought within the discipline. Required reading : Hay, C. (2002) Political Analysis: A Critical Introduction London: Palgrave ; Marsh, D. and Stoker, J. (eds.) (2010) Theory and Methods in Political Science. Basingstoke: Palgrave ; Dowding, K. (2015) Philosophy and Methods of Political Science. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
CAPITALISM TODAY: LEARNING FROM THE DIVERGENT PATHS IN THE CHINESE WORLD
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
ANTHROPOLOGY. SOME KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING MANKIND, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL FORMS
Semestre : Autumn Nombre d’heures : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Jérôme DOYON (PhD Student), Françoise MENGIN (Directrice de recherche), JeanLouis ROCCA (research Ingeneer) Prerequisite : Basic knowledge of China’s history and geography