Collège universitaire / Undergraduate Program / Enseignements / Teachings
Teachers : Mario DEL PERO (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : While a generale knowledge of modern international and U.S. history might certainly help, there are no formal pre-requirements. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Senior lecturers : Marco MARIANO (Assistant Professor of Contemporary History). Course validation : Mid-term and ﬁnal exam : 30% each. Final Paper : 40%. Course Description : The course will examine the history of United States foreign relations, from the late 19th century to today. Foreign relations will be deﬁned broadly and not limited exclusively to diplomacy and politics : the US role and place in the world, the response to the deployment of America's multifaceted global power and the connection between domestic politics and foreign policy choices will all be examined. The course will consider the impact of the political, geopolitical and economic transformations of the past century on the foreign policy choices. The course will also discuss the model of hegemony built by the United States and its transformations over the years. Particular attention will be dedicated to historiography and different ways of studying the history of US foreign relations. Required reading : Jeffrey Engel, Mark Lawrence and Andrew Preston (eds.), America in the World. A History in Documents from the War with Spain to the War on Terror (Princeton University Press, 2014) ; A selection of articles, book chapters and primary sources will be uploaded on a drive before the beginning of classes.
UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING : THEORY AND PRACTICE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Ronald HATTO (Chercheur au CERI, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : A basic knowledge of international relations (history and theories). Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : Continuous Assessment. One oral presentation, one ﬁnal exam and class participation. Course Description : This course is an introduction to the United Nations and its role in the maintenance of peace and international security. It is designed to provide a general knowledge about peace operations, ask some basic questions about the state of the world today, and suggest some ways we might begin to answer these questions. Students should leave this course not only better informed about politics and problems, but also better able to read critically, to think systematically, to analyze problems, to collect and evaluate information efﬁciently, organize and present ideas systematically, to communicate effectively, and apply knowledge from one area to new issues. The course aims at developing independent and critical reasoning and applied thinking. Required reading : A list of weakly texts (available on Google Drive) ; BELLAMY, Alex J., WILLIAMS, Paul & GRIFFIN, Stuart (2004) Understanding Peacekeeping, Cambridge, Polity Press ; DIEHL, Paul F. (1994) International Peacekeeping, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press ; DURCH, William J. (Ed.) (2006) TwentyFirst-Century Peace Operations, Washington D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press ; DURCH, William J. (Ed.) (1993) The Evolution of UN Peacekeeping : Case Studies and Comparative Analysis, New York, St-Martin's Press.
URBAN SOCIOLOGY : STRUCTURAL CONTEXTS, SOCIAL DYNAMICS AND LIFESTYLES
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD SINCE 1898 (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Tommaso VITALE (Associate Professor and Scientiﬁc Director of the Master “Governing the Large Metropolis”, Sciences Po). Pedagogical Format : Elective 515