Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
student will be required to write two (or more, on a voluntary basis) short brieﬁng notes (“ﬁches techniques”) on two distinct institutions or themes prior to the lecture presenting them (40%). These will be shared with the entire class on the common web platform. A 10-minute oral presentation on one institution will also be asked from each student but will be prepared in advance (40%). Finally, questions related to previous sessions (the last session of the professor actually delivering the class) will be asked to the class for around 10 minutes at the beginning of each lecture, and thereafter, to gauge students' work and participation (20%). Workload : Each student will be expected to go through / read some of the required and complementary readings (both on the institutions themselves and on the EU and/or Europe) before coming to class. They will also be strongly invited to review / read additional book excerpts, policy briefs and articles that will be distributed by the teacher at the beginning of each lecture so as to get a thorough sense of the EU institutional environment throughout the course. It is expected that both the brieﬁng notes and the presentations will be based on the required and complementary readings as well as on a broader book/press/policy briefs review. Pedagogical Method : Each lecture will start with an informal questions and answers session, which consistutes part of the assessment of each student. Participation is also expected thereafter, to a lesser extent. Some parts of the lectures devoted to the main institutions will be given by a (high) civil servant or expert of the institution. Particular preparation of the students will be required for these classes, which will be an occasion to have more insight into the institution and discuss with the guest speaker on potential careers or policy issues. When there is no speaker, a normal lecture will be given by the teacher. Comments on the course work will be made regularly. Course Description : This course aims to provide quite in-depth knowledge of European institutions. It will act as a complement to other Europe-related lectures (notably "Questions européennes") of the "Ecole des Affaires publiques" and is therefore particularly suited for foreign students. The twelve lectures will present all EU institutions (beyond those listed as such in the Treaty) and agencies with more focus on the most 1466
important ones. For each institution, part of the history, powers, governance, and policy issues will be reviewed and connected to the current EU policy agenda. Insight of the institution will be provided by guest speakers for the most important ones. Around a third of the lectures will be devoted to three larger themes applying the knowledge of institutions acquired : the past and current reform agenda of the EU institutions ; the interactions of the institutions in managing the global economic crisis and crisis of the Eurozone ; and the EU external agenda (enlargement, development, defence, trade, etc). Required reading : The dynamics of European integration. Why and when institutions matter, D. Beach, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 ; European Union politics, J. McCormick, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 ; The institutions of the enlarged EU : continuity and change, E. Best et alii, Edward Elgar, 2008 ; Law of the European Union, J. Fairhurst, Pearson/Longman, 9th edition, 2012 or EU law (Oxford University Press, 2015) ; The Schuman Report on Europe, “State of the Union 2016”, directed by Th. Chopin and M. Foucher, Editions lignes de repères, 2016 (and previous annual editions).
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English ; French
Teachers : Jean-François GIGAND (Founder Web & geographical information system), Yannick SAVINA (Research Engineer OSC, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : Final paper. Pedagogical Method : 3 sessions of 4 hours every two weeks (2 groups). Course Description : This workshop aim