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.

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 - Insurgencies: Guerilla Warfare Strategies from 1808 to the Present (Lecture)244Grey ANDERSONSyllabus
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 ***364 Joe BANKOFF, Vanessa SCHERRER et al TBC Syllabus
KINT4975 - EU Approaches to Security: Global Strategy and Regional Issues244Thierry TARDY, Nicu POPESCU, Florence GAUB, Eva PEJSOVA, Roderick PARKESSyllabus
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
KINT4970 - Gender and Conflicts (Lecture)244Judy EL-BUSHRASyllabus
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, Dimitri PETRAKISSyllabus
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