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.

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 Conflict244William SCHABAS Sharon WEILLSyllabus
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
KDEC9240 - Clinic Migrations *** (Selective track with the Law School)244 Pierre-Louis PERIN Syllabus
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)244TBCSyllabus
OADH4025 - The Role of NGOs in Human Rights Protection (Lecture)244Antoine BERNARDSyllabus
OADH3010 - Human Rights, Development and Global Poverty (Lecture) * Mandatory for students selected for the clinic HEDG244Jeremy 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