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Teaching at Sciences Po

About 4,500 people teach at Sciences Po each year. Together, our permanent faculty and adjunct faculty from diverse backgrounds—other higher education institutions, business, banks, law firms, the French or European civil service, international and non-governmental organisations, and more—put our educational approach into practice, passing on their knowledge, enriching students’ skills and abilities and helping them develop their intellectual courage, critical thinking and sense of responsibility.

Faculty, the backbone of our educational approach

L’ensemble des enseignants et des  4800 enseignements assurés sur les 7 campus de Sciences Po  sont répertoriés chaque année dans le Grand syllabus.

Le spectre des domaines abordés est très large, de même que les formats pédagogiques mis en oeuvre. Les enseignants interviennent dans un cadre transdisciplinaire nourri par la recherche et ouvert à l’innovation pédagogique et à l’international. Environ 1300 membres de la communauté enseignante dispensent des cours en langue anglaise, hors cours d’apprentissage de langues ; ces enseignements en anglais représentent 45 % des cours.

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Preparing your courses

Objectives and content

The academic advisor sets the course objectives in line with the programme the course belongs to. As an instructor, you propose content and a teaching format, which can then be reworked jointly to ensure the programme objectives, other courses, any peculiarities, student profiles, etc. are taken into account.

Instructors can take advantage of teaching support and the Library’s resources.

Course syllabus

You need to complete the course syllabus template and send it to your programme secretary at least one month before student registration begins. This presentation will be published on the Internet and visible to the public. It’s designed to give students an idea of the course content and format before they have to choose their courses during course registration.

The syllabus will also be included in the “grand syllabus” which lists all courses and instructors for the academic year.

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