Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Senior lecturers : Raphaël BEAUREGARDLACROIX (Teacher), Marion BRIATTA (doctorante contractuelle), Christophe FABRE (Lawyer), Sarah GOGEL (Directrice executive), Ghazal MIYAR (Doctorante), Stavros PANTAZOPOULOS (Teaching Fellow), Bruno SOUSA RODRIGUES (Doctorant à Sciences Po). Course validation : Mid term & ﬁnal in-class exam + a series of exercises during class discussions. Pedagogical Method : A 2-hour lecture & a 2-hour discussion section. Course Description : The course Introduction to Public International Law offers a panorama of international law norms regulating the peaceful existence and continuous development of international society, mainly inter-State relations. The rules and their knowledge thus constitute fundamental pillars of the overall understanding of international relations and politics as well as their impact on national decision-making. The aim of the course is both to learn the norms and to acquire capacity to apply them to particular world affairs and main judicial cases. Issues like State sovereignty and its limits, peaceful settlement of disputes, coercive measures and the use of force as ultima ratio, human rights standards and their enforcement and the role of supranational institutions will be studied. The underlying line is the identiﬁcation of the sources of international law, the subjects bound by its norms as well as the consequences of the violation of international law. Finally a complete framework of international law and its position beside foreign and international policy, economy, religion and international ethics will crystalize. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
1°) Discussion participation and preparation for sessions, based on the required readings : 30%. 2°) Group ﬁnal project to investigate an issue of interest : 30%. 3°) Final in-class examination : 40%. Pedagogical Method : At the end of the course, students are expected to : 1°) Develop an ability to think critically and communicate effectively about the basis for society and culture by applying the main concepts covered and referencing ethnographic evidence from diverse societies. 2°) Gain a deep understanding of selected topics central to social anthropology and exposure to the main debates running through the discipline. 3°) Develop an understanding of ethnography as a research methodology, how this is used in anthropology and critical issues related to its application. Course Description : This course provides an introduction to social anthropology through a focus on major topics central to the discipline, such as what it means to be a person, gender and family, religion and ritual, illuminated by ethnographic ﬁeldwork, which is the core empirical basis of social anthropology. Social anthropology addresses people's practices and beliefs : the focus is on what people do and, critically, how people make sense of their world. As a consequence, social anthropology addresses and contributes to a broad range of contemporary topics, which in the course we relate to critical theoretical constructs, including agency, structure, power, and empirical evidence. Thus, social anthropology provides a means to understand how people live around the world, in terms of cultural practices. Modern anthropology has expanded disciplinary focus from a study of more distant societies, relative to anthropologists' background, to also encompass aspects of societies from anthropologists' own societies. In addressing this variety of social and cultural situations the core methodological approach is ethnography. This involves the close interaction with and observation of participants in ﬁeldwork. While the richness of ethnographic portrayals is per se interesting as shedding light on the varieties of ways of life, the main emphasis of the discipline is on how people socially construct an understanding of their social and cultural context.
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL ANTHROPOLGY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Hiroko UMEGAKI-COSTANTINI (PhD, R