Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Students must choose 2 concentrations which they will follow for the duration of their studies at PSIA. Each semester, students take 2 courses: 1 in each concentration. A concentration in Regional Studies is recommended for all students.
Regional Concentrations Thematic Concentrations
Languages (Please select 1 course - 24 hours)
Students who are not ﬂuent in French are strongly encouraged to take French.
A Modern Foreign Language
Total Required Credits
Special features (optional). For students who opt to take a special feature, please select 1 only.
PSIA special features
Presemester French Language Program (optional)
All international PSIA students may register for the week long French as a Foreign Language Program in the last week of August, on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis.
French as a Foreign Language Program
SEMESTERS 2 AND 4
Hours / semester
Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum (Semester 2: Please select 1 course - 24 hours) Students must take one course from “Formation commune de Sciences Po” in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2
Formation commune de Sciences Po
Skills (Semester 2: Please select 1 course - 24 hours)
*Students must take one skills course, either in Semester 1 or in Semester 2. Students may choose the language of instruction. Please note that students may obtain a waiver for the skills course upon presentation of the appropriate justiﬁcations (transcripts, syllabi and letter of motivation) before course registration to their academic advisor who makes the ﬁnal decision. As a consequence, students will attempt 4 fewer credits overall during their program. The academic advisor’s decision depends on the number of courses taken in the past and the grades and credits granted for these courses. Students who have been granted a waiver for the Skills course must take and validate an additional course in the “Special features” curriculum in order to attempt and get 4 additional credits. Students have to make sure, as well, that they attain the minimum of 30 ECTS (validated) per semester
Core curriculum (Please select 3 courses in different categories - 72 hours) First year students must take one course in each one of the three ﬁrst categories. Second year students must take one advanced seminar (last category) and two additional courses. Reminder: If you enrolled for an annual project (Projet collectif) in semester 1, you may ask for a waiver for a core curriculum course in semester 2, pending on the approval of your academic advisor. For your information, courses indicated as “lecture” are those open to more than 32 students Innovative courses: please note that courses with the *** sign are those showcasing innovative pedagogical formats. Human Rights and International Law 1st year students: one course required 2nd year students: students may take 1 course KINT4175 OADH2055 KINT4650 OADH4080 KINT7600
International Public Law (Lecture) The International Criminal Court and Human Rights (Lecture) Law of Armed Conﬂict Fundamentals of International Criminal Law Systems of Responsibility and Global Governance
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Rosemary Ann BYRNE William SCHABAS Sara AMINI Annyssa BELLAL Pierre BODEAU-LIVINEC