Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Roughly, the ﬁrst half of the workshop will be devoted to the highest level of generalities on economic growth, while the second half will raise more peculiar issues. Required reading : Guns, Germs and Steel : The Fates of Human Societies – Jared Diamond – W.W. Norton – 1997.
Pedagogical Method : The course is composed of weekly lectures (2 hours) and weekly seminars (2 hours) in small groups. Course Description : This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to World Politics. It combines conceptual tools, historical insights and empirical evidence to investigate recurrent patterns and issues in world politics. The course introduces students to central concepts, such as power, security, cooperation, sovereignty, etc. from various disciplinary perspectives including Global History, Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, International Relations, International Political Economy, Sociology, International Public Law. In order to account for the profound transformation of world politics wrought by globalization, the course explores a vast array of topics ranging from foreign policy, social movements and economic crises to wars, empires and international organizations, and, to do so, uses different levels of analysis – from the local to the global. Major themes in international politics are addressed (war, peace, imperialism, human rights, terrorism, economic development, economic crises, international organizations, migration, etc.) in order to enable students to develop analytical skills grounded in both theoretical and empirical knowledge. Lectures 1 to 5 introduce and examine the main concepts at stake and historical trends in World Politics. Lectures 6 to 12 delve into various topics and issues in contemporary World Politics. The course aims at reviewing and rigorously applying methods and frameworks of analysis learnt during the ﬁrst year of undergraduate studies (sociology, history, political science, economics) to international issues. The course adopts and empirically based approach to eventually bring students to more autonomy in their analysis of world politics. It is composed of 2-hour lectures and 2-hour seminar per week. Both lectures and seminars require attendance and preparation. Maximum workloads of 60 pages per week are assigned to be read to which individual presentations for seminars should be added throughout the semester. Weekly readings are the same for both lectures and seminars. Required reading : Weekly readings are mandatory for both lectures and seminars : the content of
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Hélène THIOLLET (Researcher, CERI- Sciences Po). Prerequisite : The course is designed for students with a background in social sciences (sociology, history, political science, economics, anthropology, geography). Pedagogical Format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Ludmila DU BOUCHET (Enseignante), Anna KONIECZNA (Chercheur, enseignante indépendante), Dolf VAN DER SCHOOT (Enseignant). Course validation : Assignments grading in based on a 0 to 20 points scale. Guidelines for ﬁnal and mid-term exams are available on the course's Moodle website. The ﬁnal exam accounts for 1/3 of the overall grade for the course. It consists in a 3-hour long examination under invigilated conditions. The format is a series of short essay questions connected to the lectures'material ; Seminar assignments and the mid-term exam account for 2/3 of the overall grade with the following breakdown : Seminar assignments are composed of oral assignments (discussions on readings and student's presentations on case studies) and class participation ; The mid-term exam lasts two hours and requires students to answer one short essay question out of a set of several questions (connected to the lectures' material) and two short and precise questions directly related to weekly readings assigned in the syllabus. 536