Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
AERTS, P. VAN NUFFEL, European Union Law, 3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell, p. 195-202.
EUROPEAN EMPIRES IN ASIA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Miquel DE LA ROSA LORENTE (PhD. Teaching fellow). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : - Assessment (to be conﬁrmed) : Book/article review (25% of the ﬁnal grade) : Consists of a short review (1000 words) of a book article to chose from a list attached to the syllabus. Further details on the methodological expectations and requirements will be given during the ﬁrst class. Oral presentation (25% of the ﬁnal grade) : The presentation shall last 15 minutes. Presentations should not limit to enumerate facts, but to try to understand the questions and issues evoked by their topic. - Research paper (50% of the ﬁnal grade) You will be expected to writer a research paper of approximately 2000 words on a speciﬁc topic connected with the mains themes of the syllabus. Topics will be decided on seminar 2. Y a ﬁrm structure based on the formulation of a problématique, and should present references from the most recent historiography, and not only from textbooks. Examples and case-studies will be highly valued, as much as the quality of spelling and expression. Course Description : What was the nature of the European colonial projects in Asia ? Why have historians been so divided about their capacity and drive change to local colonial societies ? Having these questions in mind, this course aims at analysing different projects of European expansion that took place in Asia in the early modern and modern times. More than any other historical process, imperialism is responsible for the formation of the modern world order—that is, a global system of nation states and transnational governance. As the only region of the globe that experienced all of the world's imperial powers (particularly British, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Spanish), Southeast Asia is the ideal laboratory for the examination of "empire". 256
British, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch imperial experiences in the region will be at the core of the analysis and will serve as a basis for wider thematic-based conclusions, leaving aside as much as possible traditional nationcentred narratives. The course will explore a series of issues central to the character of global empires—the causes of global expansion, the drive for military security, the phycology of colonial dominion, ecological and economic transformations, the rise of nationalist resistance, and the dynamics of imperial decline. The course will also focus on the importance of "colonial legacies" in the region and the way in which they are understood. Required reading : BAYLY, Cristopher. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914. Global Connections and Comparisons (Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub, 2004).
EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Corinne BALLEIX (Secrétaire MAE). Prerequisite : Knowledge or interest in European institutions law and politics. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Senior lecturers : Christophe DE SAHB (Ingénieur Commercial, EI-TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE), Jevgenij RESETNIKOV (Analyste, Russell Reynolds Associates). Course validation : Alternatively : - a presentation (10-15 minutes maximum) (30% of the grade) ; - one short papers (10 000 signs maximum, space included) (30%) ; - a ﬁnal exam at the session 11 of the seminar (30%). Punctuality and oral participation (10%). Course Description : The seminar aims at introducing the achievements and challenges of European institutions and policies. After a short presentation of the European history since WWII, it focuses on European institutions and their interactions, which will be affected by the Brexit. It