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 2018, 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.

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.

2018 Social Sciences Summer Courses

The following core social sciences summer courses are offered in the 2018 University Programme. Sign up for the Summer School newsletter to receive more information about Summer 2018 courses.

June 2018 session

Media and Politics

  • Professor: Emiliano Grossman
  • Discipline: Political Science
  • Language of Instruction: English

Read the 2018 course overview for "Media and Politics".

Public Economics: When Markets need Governments

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "Public Economics".

World Politics

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "World Politics".

July 2018 session

Comparative Perspectives on Migration Issues

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "Comparative Perpsectives on Migration Issues."

La Démocratie en Europe (XXe-XXIe siècles): une histoire difficile

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

Read the 2018 course overview for  "La Démocratie en Europe (XXe-XXIe siècles)".

Economics and Society

  • Professor: Roberto Galbiati
  • Disciplines: Economics, Sociology
  • Language of Instruction: English

Read the 2018 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
  • Language of Instruction: English

Read the 2018 course overview for "The European Union at a Crossroads".

History of Economic Thought

  • Professors: Clément Carbonnier, Yann Giraud
  • Disciplines: Economics, History
  • Language of Instruction: English

Read the 2018 course overview for "History of Economic Thought".

Human Rights and Global Development

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "Human Rights and Global Development".

Human Security

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "Human Security".

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

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "Social Policies".

Sustainable Development and Climate Action: Global challenges and policy options

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

Read the 2018 course overview for "Sustainable Development and Climate Action."