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.

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

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

Public Economics

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

World Politics

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

July 2017 session

Comparative Perspectives on Migration Issues

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

Gender Equality and Societies

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

Une histoire politique de l'Europe au XXe siècle

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

Human Security

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

Human Rights and Global Development

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

Political Economics

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

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

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

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

Additional courses for the July 2017 session will be announced shortly.