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the same be reproduced in another major city of your choice. Reader's note : in a 1,000 words, analyze and comment one article selected from a list proposed by Philippe-Alexandre Bernatchez and Sébastien Burel (30%). Participation (10%). Workload : Case Study : students will form 3 or 4 groups, and each of these groups will conduct a collective case study. The choice of the topic will be subject to a consultation with the teachers during class. The case study is a written document. Guidelines will be given for the case study. Each group will also present their case study in a 20-minute oral presentation. The quality and relevance of the case study and the presentation will be taken in consideration for the ﬁnal evaluation. Required readings. Pedagogical Method : Attendance and class participation. Course Description : "Le vin est senti par la nation française comme un bien qui lui est propre, au même titre que ses trois cent soixante espèces de fromages et sa culture." Roland Barthes, Mythologies, 1957. Sharing a glass of wine is probably the easiest way to break the ice in a French café. Yet, in France, wine is much more than just a social lubricant or a key to understand the local culture : wine is actually a part of the culture itself. The objective of this seminar is to understand the extent and the depth of the wine culture in France. French wines ﬁnd their origin at a time when France was still to be invented, hence wine is inbred in the country's genetic patrimony. Knowing the history of French wine is to know the history of France. The French sacralize the concept of "terroir", which still prevails in most of the current wine production and has become a central part in marketing strategies. Parallels can be drawn between the cult of “terroir” (attachment to the soil, the conviction that each wine is unique) and the idealized image of themselves perceived by the French. Ultimately, the restrictions of communication on alcoholic beverages (known as the Loi Évin) highlight the ambiguous sociological and moral relationship maintained by the French with their iconic drink. The intervention of numerous prominent guests (from a famous wine-loving geographer to international wine buyers and inﬂuential critics), the tasting of wines and different ﬁeldtrips (Champagne, wine shops, restaurants) will help students
understand the intrinsic qualities of wine, the concept of “terroir”, and the cultural role played by wine at a local and a global level. Required reading : Jancis Robinson, Oxford Companion to Wine ; Jean-Robert Pitte, Bordeaux-Burgundy, A vintage rivalry, University of California Press, 2008 ; Benjamin Lewin M.W., What Price Bordeaux ? Vendange, 2009.
FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL : DECISION MAKING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Marguerite CULOT (Conseillère parlementaire climat-environnement), Henri LANDES (Enseignant et chercheur à Forccast), Antoine MAUDINET (Coordinateur réseau WWF économie verte). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Oral Presentation : 30% (12 minutes, in groups of 3 students) ; - Individual Memoire : 40% (4,500 - 5,000 words) ; - Participation in an in-class simulation of a negotiation on environmental issue : 20% ; - In-class participation : 10%. Pedagogical Method : *** This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course” : - Concrete application of theoretical knowledge in decision making on environment with concrete case studies ; - Development of strong team work and peers management skills in an international context ; - Simulation exercises on environmental negociations. Course Description : This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course”(see below pedagogical format for further information). Policies on environmental issues face a unique challenge : managing different scales. Adapting administrative layers and political con