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. 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: 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, Conflicts and Human Security (Lecture)244Anne 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