Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Dean: Bénédicte Durand Schooling Coordinator: Marie Rassat Assistant: Dolly Carène
Sciences Po’s Undergraduate program—Sciences Po’s ﬁrst studies’ cycle— lasts three years. The third year must take place abroad. The teachings are pluridisciplinary (History, Law, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Humanities, Politics and the Arts), fundamental, and largely involve methods teachings. Sciences Po’s Undergraduate Program now has seven campuses throughout France: Paris (general curriculum, double degree programs with Paris universities, Dijon (Central and Eastern Europe Program), Le Havre (Europe-Asia Program), Menton (Middle East and Mediterranean Program), Nancy (France-Germany Program), Poitiers (Europe-Latin America Program), and Reims (Europe-North America Program and EuropeAfrica Program). These seven campuses together host almost 4000 undergraduate students, of which around one-third are enrolled in the regional campuses. The Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Poitiers and Reims campuses are an integral part of Sciences Po. They offer the same core subjects as Paris but adopt an innovative approach in terms of program organization, intensive language training and international diversity. They share some common characteristics, which distinguish them from the Undergraduate Program in Paris: a small and more international student body. The Undergraduate Program is a three-year course of study, with a mandatory third year abroad: the training is multidisciplinary (Economics, Law, History, Sociology, Political Science, Humanities, Creative Arts), and provides a solid intellectual grounding with a strong emphasis on methodological approaches. In a world where knowledge is evolving very rapidly, qualities such as imagination, inventiveness, innovation and an ability to deal with change are crucial: Sciences Po’s Undergraduate Program boosts intellectual courage and the ability to face adversity and cope with complexity. The educational objectives of this program include developing student negotiating and decision-making skills through effective oral and written expression, teamwork and the use of information and communication technologies. Sciences Po embraces international competition. Some eighty-ﬁve different nationalities are represented on our campuses. This international orientation is reinforced through the mandatory third year abroad, either in an internship or a study abroad program at one of Sciences Po’s 400 partner universities worldwide. Moreover, several double degree programs are available with Columbia University (New York), the University College London, Keio University (Tokyo), the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Freie Universität (Berlin), the University of California, UC Berkeley, The National University of Singapore, the University of Hong-Kong, University College London and Sydney University.