Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
ogies of mediation, and practical tools that shape social relationships and are shaped by them in return. In this class, we will consider key thinkers and key debates for the ﬁeld of Design and Media Theory. This class is a seminar : students are expected to engage in weekly readings and discussions in order to come away with a solid grounding in issues, concepts and terms for making sense of how the world in which we live is made. How do media and design shape our world, our bodies, our relationship to the world, to society and to ourselves ? This course will introduce students to some of the many responses media and design theorists have suggested over the years, and help them develop critical and analytical skills. Required reading : From Counterculture to Cyberculture : Steward Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism, Fred Turner, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
2) Final exam of up to four hours duration : 33% of the mark, which breaks down as follows, •One long question (choice out of two) to develop reasoned responses and outline arguments (up to a maximum of 6 pages) : 16% of the mark •Two short questions to assess understanding of key concepts/theories : 5% of the mark •Reasoned analysis and discussion of a document (up to a maximum of 2 pages) relating to the topics covered in the supplementary 12 hours course taught by Amélie Blom : 12% of the mark. Indicatively, the expected time required to complete each section of the exam is as follows : the long question should not take more than two hours / two hours and a half, the two short questions should not take more than half an hour, and the discussion of the document should not take more than one hour. Workload : At the end of the course, the student is expected to : 1) Master the key concepts and analytical tools that structure the understanding of politics from a political science perspective ; 2) Be well acquainted with the multiple theoretical and analytical approaches that shape political science as a discipline ; 3) Be able to engage with a set of core readings and references in political science and political sociology ; 4) Demostrate an incipient knowledge of and familiarity with the political systems of a range of key countries across the globe ; 5) Possess the analytical skills to examine politics in a sophisticated and critical manner, and employing scientiﬁc approaches to the understanding of politics ; 6) Be able to synthesize arguments and evidence while using a range of sources of data and information ; Students will be able to develop these skills and abilities through a multiplicity of learning tools and formats that will include the lecture presentations and discussions, ofﬁce hours and engagement with the course director, undertaking readings, making oral presentations, engaging in critical debate around the readings, preparing discussions and assignments around practical cases and writing short essays and commentary of documents in the exams.
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 60 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Amélie BLOM (Lecturer), Laura MORALES (Professeur des Universités). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Maxime AUDINET (PhD student), Antoine BONDAZ (PhD, Researcher), Barry COLFER (PhD Student), Lola GUYOT (PhD Sutdent). Course validation : To validate the course, the student is expected to pass the following assignments : 1) Continuous assessment : 67% of the mark, which breaks down as follows. - Oral presentations during seminars : one presentation per student throughout the 12 weeks of 10 minutes each maximum, 12% of the mark. - Three short written assignments to deliver at the seminars : 20% of the mark. - Active participation in the seminars : 10% of the mark. - Mid-term exam, 17 March, on the material covered in Weeks 1-4 (same format as Final exam, see below) : 25% of the mark. 358