International Security - Semester 1

Programme 2017-2018

Sciences Po Common Core Curriculum (Please select 1 course - 24 hours)*
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
Formation commune de Sciences Po246 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 Syllabus

*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
Strategy (please select one course)KINT3650 - Foundations of Strategic Thinking (Lecture)244Etienne DE DURANDSyllabus
KINT3180 - Stratégie comparée (Lecture)244Vincent DESPORTESSyllabus
KINT3175 - Héritages stratégiques du XXème siècle244Pierre GROSSERSyllabus
KINT5130 - Cultures of War244Chiara RUFFASyllabus
KINT3355 - American Military Power in the World Today244Peter HERRLYSyllabus
KINT4925 - Global Issues and Leadership: A joint transatlantic course with the Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech ***364Joe BANKOFF, Vanessa SCHERRER et al TBCSyllabus
KINT4975 - EU Approaches to Security: Global Strategy and Regional Issues244Thierry TARDY, Nicu POPESCU, Florence GAUB, Eva PEJSOVA, Roderick PARKES, Antonio MISSIROLISyllabus
KINT4990 - New Combination of Hard and Soft Power: Case study of Contemporary Russia244Carina STACHETTISyllabus
KINT5000 - Diplomacy and Negotiation244Eugène B. KOGAN Alain LEMPEREURSyllabus
Security (please select one course)KINT3170 - Analyse de l'importance de la perception des risques dans la géopolitique actuelle244Hubert VEDRINESyllabus
KINT4980 - The EU's Foreign Security and Defence Policy : Genesis, Evolution, Potential and Limits (Lecture)244Antonio MISSIROLISyllabus
KINT3195 - Understanding The Use of Force in World Politics (Lecture)244Ronald HATTOSyllabus
KINT5125 - Ethics of War244Ariel COLONOMOSSyllabus
KINT4430 - Introduction to Critical Security Studies (Lecture)244Xavier GUILLAUMESyllabus
KINT4995 - Managing international crises and ensuring collective defence: case studies and lessons learned (1995 to present day)244Thomas BERTINSyllabus
KINT4985 - Defence Industry : Governance and Relations with Governments244Olivier GRASSyllabus
KINT4920 - Cybersecurity operational and policy challenges244Jean-Baptiste DEMAISON, Yann TRANSyllabus
OMCO2045 - Personal data protection regulation: global social, legal and technical challenges  Ksenia ERMOSHINASyllabus
OADD2185 - Environment, Conflicts and Human Security 244Anne-Sophie CERISOLA, Laurence TUBIANASyllabus
Global Economics (please select one course)KINT4700 - International Economics: A 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
KINT7585 - International History of Economic Policy244Jacek ROSTOWSKISyllabus
OADE2000 - Defense and Security Economics (lecture)244Jean-Michel OUDOTSyllabus
OADE2025 - Economie de la défense244Hugues ESQUERRESyllabus


  • Please note that courses with the *** sign are those showcasing innovative pedagogical formats
  • Courses indicated as « lecture » are those open to more than 32 students
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)*
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
PSIA special features 6 Special features
Presemester French Language Program: optional
CoursesHours / semesterECTSInstructorsResources
KINT7525 - 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