Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
explicit, and gives students an opportunity to develop their own theory of change from current theories and propositions. This course should advance each student's understanding of gender, human rights, social inclusion and sustainability through readings, discussions, and assignments. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Teachers : to be deﬁned to be deﬁned. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : •Submission of 5 short response papers . These papers will not be graded. We will also monitor attendance and participation in class.—20% •One short essay assignment—20% •First take-home quiz—15% •Second take-home quiz—15% •Final paper—30% Course Description : “Poverty, Inequality and Development” provides an introductory overview of the measurement, trends, consequences and policy responses to poverty and inequality in the context of sustainable development. ‘Poverty, Inequality and Development' is an introductory course for students to grasp sustainable development theory and practice. Topics include poverty, inequality, globalization, human rights, gender, the environment, and the role of institutions. Students examine what is known about the drivers of development as well as the links among global and national policies, and actions for sustainable development. The course takes a multi-disciplinary approach with economic, sociological, cultural, and geographic perspectives on what development is and what these different perspectives suggest for poverty reduction. By the end of the course students should be able to think through and continually revise the “theory” or approach that will guide their own development practices. We encourage each student to come to her/his own deﬁnition of sustainable development within the general framework that sustainable development links environmental, economic, legal and social priorities ; intergenerational equity ; and global justice. We will examine theories of development against the evidence of their ability to produce development that reduces poverty and inequality. This course makes the interconnection among the concepts of poverty, inequality, and development 432
POWER OF ART, ART AND POWER (1848-1968) (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Iveta SLAVKOVA (Enseignante). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Laure-Caroline SEMMER (Professeur). Course validation : - Conference grade : 2/3 of the average ; - Written exam, ex cathedra course : 1/3 (dissertation-essay, one question confronting different aspects of the course material, 3h). Workload : Learning goal : - recognition of the major modern art movements in Western Art history, and their formal qualities ; - Acquaintance with typologies and materials of the artworks in the modern period ; - Connection between the artistic production, the historical context, and the type of government ; - Understanding of the role of images in shaping the individuals and imposing ideologies ; - Understanding the conditions in which the images are commissioned, selected and diffused ; - The political engagement of artists and its concrete impact on public opinion and society. Course Description : This course aims to clarify the conditions in which an artwork is created and shown, in other words the relationship between those who make art and those who commission or pay for it. Starting with the mid19th century—the birth of the Realist movement in France—and closing on the events in May 1968—student revolts, strikes and demonstrations in the Western world—, the course seeks to