Social Sciences

Introducing students to Sciences Po's core subjects

Social Sciences Track Overview

The social sciences track offers Summer School students the opportunity to delve into a fundamental subject of the Sciences Po curriculum. Students in the social sciences track choose one core class of intensive study, which takes the form of 36 contact hours per month. Areas of study include international relations, political science, economics, history, and more.

Students have the option to take a class taught in either English or French. Candidates are required to demonstrate proof of their ability to successfully complete a course in the language of choice.  Learn more about how to demonstrate language proficiency on the Eligibility page.

2017 Social Sciences Track Courses

The following core social sciences courses will be offered in the 2017 University Programme.  The full course list will be announced by January 2017; check back frequently, or sign up for the Summer School newsletter, to receive information about additional courses.

June 2017 session

The European Union at a Crossroads: Issues and Policies

  • Professors: Jan Rovny, Francesco Saraceno, Imola Streho
  • Disciplines: Political Science, Economics, Law, History
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "The European Union at a Crossroads" (PDF, 486 Ko)

Public Economics: When Markets need Governments

  • Professor: Emeric Henry
  • Disciplines: Economics, Public Policy
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Public Economics" (PDF, 221 Ko)

World Politics

  • Professor: Hélène Thiollet
  • Disciplines: International Relations, Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "World Politics" (PDF, 286 Ko)

July 2017 session

Comparative Perspectives on Migration Issues

  • Professor: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia
  • Disciplines: International Relations, Public Policy
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Migration Issues" (PDF, 334 Ko)

Gender Equality and Societies

  • Professor: Hélène Périvier
  • Disciplines: Gender Studies, Economics, Sociology, History, Law, Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Gender Equality and Societies" (PDF, 560 Ko)

Une histoire politique de l'Europe au XXe siècle

  • Professor: Mathieu Fulla
  • Disciplines: History, Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: French

Dowload the syllabus for "Une histoire politique de l'Europe au XXe siècle" (PDF, FR, 429 Ko)

Human Rights and Global Development

  • Professor: Jeremy Perelman
  • Disciplines: Political Science, Economics, Law
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the overview for "Human Rights and Global Development" (PDF, 280 Ko)

Human Security

  • Professor: Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
  • Disciplines: International Relations, Public Policy
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Human Security" (PDF, 500 Ko)

Paris: A Global City?

  • Professor: Bruno Cousin and instructors from the Urban School
  • Disciplines: Urban Studies, Sociology, Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: English

Download the overview for "Paris: A Global City?" (PDF, 200 Ko).

Political Economics

  • Professor: Ruben Durante
  • Disciplines: Economics, Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Political Economics" (PDF, 320 Ko)

Populism in Europe and the Americas: Actors, Causes and Reactions

  • Professor: Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
  • Disciplines: Political Science, Sociology
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Populism in Europe and the Americas" (PDF, 335 Ko)

Social Policies in Europe and the United States: Origins, Reforms, Challenges

  • Professors: Bruno Palier, Nathalie Morel
  • Disciplines: Public Policy, Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Social Policies" (PDF, 583 Ko)

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

  • Professor: Tancrède Voituriez
  • Disciplines: Public Policy, Economics, International Relations
  • Language of Instruction: English

Dowload the syllabus for "Sustainable Development" (PDF, 378 Ko)