Human Rights and Humanitarian Action - Semester 1

Programme 2017-2018

Sciences Po Common Core 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
Skills244 Skills

*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
Human Rights Law (Please select one course)OADH2045 - International Human Rights Law (Lecture)244William SCHABASSyllabus
OADH3065 - International Humanitarian Law (Lecture)244Jean-Baptiste JEANGÈNE VILMERSyllabus
OADH4005 - International Humanitarian Law: its operational relevance in protecting victims of armed conflicts244Patrick ZAHNDSyllabus
OADH3060 - Law and Conflict244Anne QUINTIN, William SCHABASSyllabus
OADH4070 - One year capstone course on Counter-Terrorism and International Crimes *** (background in Law required)244Sharon WEILLSyllabus
KDEC9635 - Clinic HEDG (Human Rights, Economic Development, and Globalization) *** (Selective track with the Law School)244Manon AUBRYSyllabus
KDEC9520 - Clinic Migrations *** (Selective track with the Law School)244Christophe POULYSyllabus
OADH2070 - International Human Rights Law : From Theory to Practice244Théo BOUTRUCHESyllabus
Historical and Philosophical Foundations (Please select one course)OADH2095 - Promoting Human Rights: History, Law, Methods and Current Controversies (Lecture)244Tawanda MUTASAHSyllabus
OADH4025 - The Role of NGOs in Human Rights Protection (Lecture)244Antoine BERNARDSyllabus
OADH3010 - Human Rights, Development and Global Poverty (Lecture)244Jeremy PERELMANSyllabus
Global Economics (Please select one course)KINT4700 - Introduction to International Economics: History of Globalization (Lecture)244Kevin O'ROURKESyllabus
KINT4815 - Economics and Globalization (Lecture)244Giorgio BARBA NAVARETTISyllabus
KINT3980 - Global Economic Governance (Lecture)244Jérôme SGARDSyllabus
KINT4015 - Global Financial Regulation (Lecture)244Howard DAVIESSyllabus
KINT7570 - The Euro crisis. Political and Economic Perspectives.244Anne-Laure DELATTESyllabus


  • 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 - 24 hours)
EnseignementsVolume horaire semestrielCréditsEnseignantsRessources Numériques
A modern foreign language244 Languages

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

Special features (optional). For students who opt to take a special feature, please select one only
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
Projet collectif (to be credited in the Spring)244 Special features
Presemester French Language Program: optional
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
French as a Foreign Language Program240 Intensive French language program

*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