Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
in class discussion. Class participation will constitute 10% of the overall grade. Workload : Reading and preparation of class material. Presentation assignments. Pedagogical Method : This seminar will be comprised of lectures and in-class discussion of print material, video and/or other media. Active student participation in class discussions is essential for the course to function. This seminar will include a visit to the various courthouses of Poitiers, and if possible, a brief “guest lecture” by a French judge and or attorney. Course Description : By the end of the seminar, students should be able to understand the major elements of the criminal justice system in France (a “civil law” system) as compared to the criminal justice system of the United States (a “common law” system) as well as be able to evaluate the advantages and the weaknesses of each system. This seminar will examine how the historical, cultural and political developments of each country have shaped their respective criminal judicial systems and what future trends may be foreseeable in each separate system respectively and collectively on an international scale. Required reading : ROBERSON and DAS, An Introduction to Comparative Legal Models of Criminal Justice, CRC Press, 2008 ; BELL, BOYRON and WHITTAKER, Principles of French Law, Oxford University Press, 2008 ; PORTO, Brian, May It Please the Court, Judicial Processes and Politics in America, CRC Press 2009.
Students must participate in an assigned group presentation project, likewise on an approved topic, which constitutes another 20% of the course grade. Active class participation will be noted and quizzes to evaluate reading comprehension will be given on occasion if warranted, constituting 30% of the course grade. A comprehensive ﬁnal exam held during the last class meeting will constitute the remaining 30% of the overall course grade. Late work will not be accepted, nor will make-up work be offered. Workload : Each week students are required to study a selection of texts and other related materials (typically art images) which constitutes the basis for class lecture, discussion and debate. Pedagogical Method : Course participation constitutes nearly a third of the ﬁnal course grade, determined by class discussion efforts and demonstrated reading comprehension. Some lectures will be given where necessary to introduce new material or to clarify difﬁcult concepts, but critical discussion is crucial in examining the relevant theories, practices, debates in light of one's own preparations and understanding. Course Description : This course is a philosophical exploration of art, of the art world, and of artistic experience. The focus is on the skills needed to understand and to respond to art philosophically. The topics cover deﬁnitions and theories, historic accomplishments and current practices, cultural contexts and critical evaluations ; the art forms range from traditional painting and sculpture to contemporary performance, installation, and conceptual art. Required reading : The Abuse of Beauty – Arthur Danto ; The Painted Word – Tom Wolfe ; Key excerpts from required texts supplied by the instructor.
TOPICS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF ART
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Gregory OWCARZ (Philosophy expert). Prerequisite : No particular background in the arts or the philosophy of art is required. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Students must complete a critical analysis paper related to the lectures given and the readings assigned, which constitutes 20% of course grade. Suggested topics must be approved by the fourth class meeting and papers must be completed by the eighth class meeting. 506
TRAITE EUROPÉENNE, ESCLAVAGE ET ABOLITIONS, DE L'HISTOIRE À LA MÉMOIRE
Semestre : Printemps Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
Enseignants : Sébastien LEDOUX (Professeur certiﬁﬁé). Prérequis : Aucun