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 2017, students in the social sciences track chose one core class of intensive study, which took the form of 36 contact hours per month. Areas of study included international relations, political science, economics, history, and more.

Students had the option to take a class taught in either English or French. Candidates were 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 were offered in the 2017 University Programme. Sign up for the Summer School newsletter to receive information about Summer 2018 courses, which will be announced in Fall 2017.

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 2017 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 2017 syllabus for "Public Economics" (PDF, 221 Ko)

World Politics

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

Dowload the 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 syllabus for "Human Rights and Global Development" (PDF, 417 Ko)

Human Security

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

Dowload the 2017 syllabus for "Human Security" (PDF, 551 Ko)

Political Economics

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

Dowload the 2017 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 2017 syllabus for "Populism in Europe and the Americas" (PDF, 253 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 2017 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 2017 syllabus for "Sustainable Development" (PDF, 378 Ko)