Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Students shall be evaluated on the basis of their participation (30% of ﬁnal grade), mid-term test (30% of ﬁnal grade) and a ﬁnal exam (40% of ﬁnal grade). The participation grade includes class presentation and discussant activity (20% of ﬁnal grade) and general participation in the seminar part of the class (10% of ﬁnal grade). The mid-term and the ﬁnal exam consist of essay-like questions and multiple choices Course Description : Social inequalities form a core research object of sociology. Starting from classical theorizations and concepts, this course adopts a multi-dimensional approach to social inequalities and applies it to the comparative study of European societies. Lectures draw on empirical works and outline country differences in occupational structures, educational attainments, cultural practices, social participation and political inﬂuence as 'capitals' that form the social bases of inequalities. The course will also discuss the institutional mechanisms by which inequalities are created, reproduced, and buffered. Particular attention is paid to stratiﬁcation outcomes along gender, cohort and ethnicity lines. In the light of the process of European integration, but also of differentiation stemming from the current economic crisis, the issue of the convergence/divergence of inequalities in Europe shall be ultimately addressed Required reading : Mau, S. and Verwiebe, R. (2010) European Societies : Mapping Structure and Change. Bristol : Policy Press.
Course Description : Beyond eMarketing and collaborative 2.0 gimmicks lies a vast internet cultural and political landscape, that anybody should discover in order to fully grasp what the internet is all about. If you want to understand how cute kittens, Anonymous, unicorns and the NSA became major driving forces powering today's internet, if you want to ﬁgure out how open source redeﬁned capitalism as Marx theorised it, or how Google and Facebook's algorithms are reshaping our society, this course if for you. Required reading : « Free Culture » & « Code is Law » from Lawrence Lessig are essential readings, if you must choose only one, choose « Free Culture » (and skip the boring US centric part) if you're into culture, and « Code is Law » if you're into legal and politics.
SOCIAL POLICIES IN EUROPE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 34 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Sonja AVLIJAS (Research fellow), Bruno PALIER (Research Director, CNRS, CEE - Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : In the grading of students, the participation to discussion, based on reading in advance will be taken into account (20% of the grade). One short book review will be asked to students during the course (30%). There will be a Final exam, two hours exam (50%). Pedagogical Method : Courses will comprise discussions around the readings (texts will be made available online for students) and lectures by Bruno Palier. Students are supposed to have read the assigned text before attending the lecture. They need to prepare their answer to question on the text. Tutorials will complement the lectures. Course Description : Is there a “European social model” ? If so, what are its main characteristics ? What are the main institutions and policies aimed at supporting individuals when they are in social difﬁculties (sickness, unemployment, old age) ? Are these similar from one country
SOCIAL MEDIA : BEHIND THE SCENES
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Fabrice EPELBOIN (Consultant, ATLN Tunisie). Prerequisite : If you have a basic usage of Facebook, already heard about LOLcats and the NSA, then you've got what it takes to learn what's behind all that. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Students will be asked to create some example of contemporary internet culture (memes) and write a report about a particular internet cultural and pol