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Course Description : This course will introduce students to basic vocal techniques, which will in turn be applied to interpreting some simple and diverse repertoire. Participants will obtain keys to improving vocal production (both for speaking and singing) and to enhancing listening skills and building self-conﬁdence. Using a study published in 2015 as a basis for our observation, we will try and establish whether or not choral singing has played a role in embettering social interactions and improved cohesion within the group. Session 1 : Course introduction – explanation of criteria on which students will be assessed / « What is choral singing ? » / Warm-ups / determine range and level (experience) Sessions 2 - 11 : Every lesson will begin with physical and vocal warm-ups (individual and collective singing) to improve technique and work on scores. Introduction or consolidation of repertoire. The social impact that singing might have on members of a choir will become clearer as a « log book » will be kept at the end of every lesson to clarify students' personal experience. A written conclusion based on the journal (for lesson 11) will help better understand the impact of the course on each participant. Session 12 : Final assessments (individual and as a choir) / conclusion. Required reading : https ://www.chorusamerica.org/system/ﬁles/resources/ImpactStudy09_ Report.pdf.
Course validation : 3 grades : one exam, one research paper to submit by the end of the semester, one class presentation and oral participation. Course Description : Money is everywhere in our social life and can be subject to technical deﬁnitions from lawyers, economists, central bankers and all sorts of experts. Yet it remains an obscure concept. And the more technical the usage of money, the less understandable its meaning. It is probably easier to understand currency manipulation or quantitative easing than the concept of money per se. Considering that money is too important to be left to the economists, this course aims at providing a deeper understanding of money. Using indistinctively sociology, law, economics, philosophy, literature and psychology, and focusing on different actors such as States, societies, consumers and banks, the class deals with some of today's most acute issues in money matters. What is the difference between money and currency ? Between money and credit ? Are money and the nation-state inseparable ? How to think about the relationship between money and religion, politics, linguistics ? Is money an instrument of liberation or domination ? Are shadow banking and high-frequency trading challenging the concept of money ? What about the Bitcoin, the decentralized alternative currency that disconnects monetary creation from banks and States and fascinates economists, speculators, computer coders, entrepreneurs alongside with anarchists and criminals ? The twelve classes will deal with different approaches from social sciences and give students the opportunity to dedicate a research work on one of these aspects. Required reading : Nigel Dodd, The social life of money, Princeton University Press, 2016 (revised edition) ; Felix Martin, Money, The unauthorized biography, First Vintage Books Edition, 2014.
SOCIAL ASPECTS OF MONEY (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN EUROPE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Alain ZAMARIA (Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law). Prerequisite : No background in economics or ﬁnance. Pedagogical Format : Elective
Teachers : Ettore RECCHI (Professor at Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None 473