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Through a broad-based, pluridisciplinary training in five core disciplines of the Social Sciences (Economics, History, Law, Political Science, and Sociology) and in-depth comparative introductions to the European and North American political and social systems, the Euro-American programme helps the students develop a solid understanding of global phenomena and prepares them well for further studies.
Most lectures and seminars are taught in English, with some options available for coursework in French. Language courses bolster the students' command of the English and French languages to as great an extent possible by the end of their second year. German, Italian, Arabic, and Spanish are offered as well as second languages.
The Euro-American programme offers a unique synthesis between the European and American approaches, integrated in the specific Sciences Po educational model (intellectually challenging and rigorous programme, comparative and multidisciplinary contents, special emphasis on oral presentation and efficient argumentation, teamwork, interactive exchanges).
During the first year, the students are primarily introduced to the concepts and methods of five core disciplines: law, economics, history, sociology and political science. This multidisciplinary curriculum is supplemented by courses in the arts and humanities, and by the training in two foreign languages.
In the second year, the students take a few core courses with an international dimension, and they are invited to choose a concentration for more in-depth study in either law, history, economics, or political science. A wide range of additional options and electives allow the students to develop competences in the fields that interest them the most.
The third year must be spent abroad, in Europe or in North America. The students can choose to study abroad at a partner university or to do an internship.
The Euro-American programme is an Anglophone programme. Courses are primarily taught in English, and prior proficiency in French is not mandatory. Non-Francophone students, however, receive intensive French language training. English-language training is offered to Francophone students with the aim of bringing them to full bilingual proficiency.
All students must also study a second language, chosen between Spanish, German, Italian, and Arabic.
Another important educational objective of this undergraduate programme is to foster teamwork and the spirit of innovation and creativity through art workshops, participation in student-led group projects and the regular scheduling of conferences on campus.
The multicultural experience of a programme designed to bring together students from very different backgrounds helps develop a spirit of open-mindedness and mutual understanding.