Environmental Policy - Semester 1


Programme 2017-2018

Sciences Po Common Curriculum: Please select 1 course - 24 hours
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
Formation commune de Sciences Po244 Formation commune de Sciences Po (in French)

Students must take one course from "Formation commune de Sciences Po" in Semester 1 and one in Semester 2

Skills: Please select 1 course - 24 hours
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources


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.

Core curriculum (Please select 3 courses: one in each category - 72 hours)
TypeCoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
Environmental Economics (Please select one course)OADD2145 - Introduction to Environmental Economics (Lecture)244Stephen SMITHSyllabus
KINT4705 - Natural Resource Economics - Advanced (Lecture)244Katrin MILLOCKSyllabus
Environmental Policies (Please select one course)OADD2185 - Environment and Human Security244Anne Sophie CERISOLA, Laurence TUBIANASyllabus
KINT3970 - Risque et expertise : une introduction à la sociologie des enjeux sanitaires et environnementaux244Jean-Noël JOUZELSyllabus
OADD2165 - Climate Geopolitics: International Relations in a Warming World244François GEMENNESyllabus
OAEN2010 - Energy Policies (with prerequisites)244Christian EGENHOFERSyllabus
Scientific Issues (Please select one course)OADD2015 - Changement climatique: causes et conséquences244Jean JOUZEL, Hervé LE TREUTSyllabus
OADD2020 - Biodiversity244Pierre-Henri GOUYONSyllabus
OADD2180 - Major Oceanic Environmental Challenges: A Multi-Disciplinary Scientific Perspective244Damien CARDINAL, Philippe KOUBBI, Sabrina SPEICHSyllabus
KINT3590 - Innovation pour un développement durable244Claude HENRY, Alain GRANDJEANSyllabus
OADD2080 - From Climate Sciences to Geo-Engineering?244François RAVETTASyllabus


  • courses indicated as « lecture » are those open to more than 32 students
  • courses with the *** sign are those showcasing innovative pedagogical formats.
Concentration courses: Please select 2 courses - 48 hours
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
Regional Concentrations244 Regional Concentrations
Thematic Concentrations244 Thematic Concentrations

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.

Languages (Please select 1 course)
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
A modern foreign language244 Languages

Students who are not fluent in French are encouraged to take French.

Special features (optional). For students who opt to take a special feature, please select one only.
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
PSIA special features244 Special Features
Presemester French Language Program (optional)
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
French as a Foreign Language Program240 French Language

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.

Total required ECTS : 28 to 32