Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Sukriti ISSAR (Assistant professor OSC, SciencesPo). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Weekly notes [short, informal, <200 words, to engage students in the reading] 8 weeks total out of the 12 weeks [grade = 40% of total or 5% each]. Three papers, 3-4 pages each, analysing 1) a public space in Paris that you will observe, 2) draft 1 of urban land conﬂict of your choice, and 3) draft 2 revision and extension of draft 1 [20% each, 60 % of total]. Course Description : The course focuses on the city that we can see when we walk around, the city of buildings and people, and also the things that we don't always see – the city of sentiments, conﬂict, trafﬁc ﬂows, bike messengers, sewage networks, asset prices and municipal taxation, of animals and nature. This course uses key academic readings, case studies, and in-the-news topics, to study the city as a complex space where buildings, people, animals, laws, policies, international ﬁnancial ﬂows, intersect to produce our lived experience. The aim is for us to be able to see social science theory as we walk around in the city. A key learning objective is close reading of texts, understanding the key argument of each text, and applying concepts to the real urban world. Required reading : There is no textbook ; students are required to read the readings assigned for each week in the syllabus.
UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 64 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Pierre-Yves CADALEN (Doctorant), Karoline POSTEL-VINAY (Directeur de recherche). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Pierre-Yves CADALEN (Doctorant), Lola GUYOT (PhD Sutdent), Jean-Thomas MARTELLI (PhD Student). Course Description : The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of what international politics is about and what is speciﬁc about the international scene, as opposed to the national or the local one. Basic political concepts to which students have been introduced to during previous semesters, such as “sovereignty”, ”citizen”, “state”, will hence be reconsidered from the perspective of international relations. This course will however not be centered around international political theory as most International Relations (IR) courses tend to be. Although theories offer useful frameworks of analysis – and the course will offer an overview of major authors and schools of thought – they are often too detached from historical and geographical realities, and not enough aware of the diversity of human experience, an awareness that is indispensable to grasp the complexity of the 21st century international scene. Questions such as the relevance of the territorial state as the core unit of international regulation, the limits of globalism (how “global” is globalization ?), or the legitimacy of the West's lasting inﬂuence on international organizations, are increasingly challenging world politics, both as practice and knowledge. Another aim of this course is therefore to equip students with up-to-date analytical skills by reintroducing time and space as crucial components of our understanding of international politics. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
UNE CHAMBRE À ELLES : L'ÉCRITURE AU FÉMININ
Semestre : Automne Nombre d'heures : 24 Langue d'enseignement : français
UNDERSTANDING THE CITY
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Enseignants : Anne-Laure RIGEADE (Professeur agrégé). Format pédagogique : Séminaire Mode de validation : Contrôle continu ; un exposé + un essai. Descriptif du cours : Ce cours vise à interroger le rapport des femmes à l'écriture et à la littérature à travers quatre grandes questions : - Que signiﬁe «représenter» le féminin ?