Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
You will need to write a short essay (500 words) responding to one out of three or four questions that will be proposed. The midterm and ﬁnal are worth each about 50% of the ﬁnal grade (rule applied with some discretionality). Class participation. This will be measured through postings of relevant materials taken from the web and participation in discussion groups and subjected to peer grading. Details to be explained in class. Positive contributions will earn bonuses to improve your ﬁnal grade. Workload : Students must attend class and carefully go over class notes (power point presentations). They must selectively and intelligently absorb material from the extensive reading list. They are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues in class. Students must also absorb the online material, which will not be presented in class. Every student will be asked to actively participate in a debate in class defending a position assigned to him/her. The course earns you 4 ECTS. Each ECTS represents a minimum of 25 hours of work, so the course requires a minimum total of 100 hours of work, of which lectures represent 24 hours. Over the 12 weeks of the course you should work on average another 6.5 hours per week individually. Pedagogical Method : This is an introductory course aiming at providing students with basic background knowledge. The course combines power point based lectures with a MOOC and videos of past lectures online ; students will be required to participate in debates in class and through the course MOODLE forum. Online materials : MOOC “Politics and Economics of International Energy” on Coursera (https ://www.coursera.org/ learn/global-energy). Other videos available from the class MOODLE. Lectures and readings available from the class MOODLE. Course Description : The deﬁnition of energy sustainability is based on three core dimensions : energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability. More frequently than not, these three objectives are mutually contradictory or incompatible. The future of energy thus poses a trilemma, i.e. the need to navigate difﬁcult tradeoffs between the three major objectives. Energy 1610
(oil, gas, power) remains one of the biggest businesses, and maintains a strategic characterization that sets it aside from other economic sectors. As such, it attracts the attention of industrial, ﬁnancial and political actors internationally. The course aims at providing students with the critical knowledge and skills to avoid superﬁcial generalizations and simpliﬁcations, which unfortunately remain all too common. Required reading : Daniel Yergin, “The Prize : The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power” ; The Geopolitics of Energy.
POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (JOINT SEMINAR SCIENCES PO/LSE)
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English ; French
Teachers : Florence FAUCHER (Research director CEE, Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : 2 essays (one at the end of each semester) and active contributions to seminars. Requirements and course validation : - Computers and other electronic devices are not allowed in the seminar. - Participation is essential at every seminar. - Students will be assigned in class exercises such as role taking (chair of sessions, formal discussions of papers). - Students will submit two short essays of 2500 words each. - The ﬁnal grade will weight equally seminar participation (including lead discussion) and the essays 1 and 2. Essays : Suggested topics for the essays are provided below. It is however possible to choose a different essay question. If you wish to do so, please discuss it with me well ahead of the deadline. - Is Brexit a chance for the EU ? - What does “being European” mean to you ? - What can be the role of the EU in a climate challenged world ?