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. In 2019, students in the social sciences track choose one core class of intensive study, which takes the form of 36 contact hours per month. Summer courses are offered the following areas of study: international relations, political science, economics, history, and more.

In 2019, all social sciences classes are taught in English. As part of the application process, candidates who are not native English speakers must demonstrate a minimum B2 level in English.  Learn more about how to demonstrate English language proficiency on the Eligibility page.

2019 Social Sciences Summer Courses

June 2019 session

Body, Mind and Soul at War

  • Professor: Guillaume Piketty
  • Disciplines: History, Philosophy, Sociology

Read the 2019 course overview for "Body, Mind, and Soul at War".

Media and Politics

  • Professor: Emiliano Grossman
  • Discipline: Political Science

Read the 2019 course overview for "Media and Politics".

Public Economics: When Markets need Governments

  • Professor: Emeric Henry
  • Disciplines: Economics, Public Policy

Read the 2019 course overview for "Public Economics".

World Politics

  • Professor: Hélène Thiollet
  • Disciplines: International Relations, Political Science

Read the 2019 course overview for "World Politics".

July 2019 session

Changing Practices of Diplomacy

  • Professor: Christian Lequesne
  • Disciplines: International Relations

Read the 2019 course overview for "Changing Practices of Diplomacy".

Economics and Society

  • Professor: Roberto Galbiati
  • Disciplines: Economics, Sociology

Read the 2019 course overview for "Economics and Society".

The European Union at a Crossroads: Issues and Policies

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

Read the 2019 course overview for "The European Union at a Crossroads".

Global Migration Governance

  • Professor: Hélène Le Bail
  • Disciplines: International Relations, Public Policy

Read the 2019 course overview for "Global Migration Governance".

Human Rights and Global Development

  • Professor: Jeremy Perelman
  • Disciplines: Political Science, Economics, Law

Read the 2019 course overview for "Human Rights and Global Development".

Human Security

  • Professor: Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
  • Disciplines: International Relations, Public Policy

Read the 2019 course overview for "Human Security".

Populism in Europe and the Americas: Actors, causes and reactions

  • Professor: Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser
  • Disciplines: Political Science, Sociology

Read the 2019 course overview for "Populism in Europe and the Americas".

The Scope and Limits of Economic Analysis of Public Policy

  • Professors: Clément Carbonnier, Yann Giraud
  • Disciplines: Economics, Public Policy

Read the 2019 course overview for "The Scope and Limits of Economic Analysis of Public Policy".

Social policies: Europe, the US and the politics of welfare

  • Professors: Bruno Palier, Allison Rovny, Konstantinos Eleftheriadis
  • Disciplines: Public Policy, Political Science

Read the 2019 course overview for "Social Policies".

Sustainable Development and Climate Action: Global challenges and policy options

  • Professor: Tancrède Voituriez
  • Disciplines: Public Policy, Economics, International Relations

Read the 2019 course overview for "Sustainable Development and Climate Action."