2019 Pre-College Programme Course List
- 2018 Summer School students in class (photo: Didier Pazery)
The course list for our 2019 Pre-College Programme is now available! Between Master Classes on current affairs, interactive tutorials, and a variety of elective courses, students are sure to have an enriching summer.
The academic programme represents about 48 class hours in total, spread over the course of three weeks (7-27 July 2019). Participants tackle rigorous academic content through an interdisciplinary lens, exploring current issues in international relations, political science and more. All the students attend the same core courses in the social sciences and take an elective class of their choice.
Core courses in the social sciences
Core courses, taught entirely in English, are meant to introduce students to Sciences Po’s core disciplines, through a combination of Master Classes and tutorials (about 30 contact hours). Students will attend a series of six 2.5-hour Master Classes, taught by Sciences Po professors and researchers that will delve into current world issues. The first week will be dedicated to European issues, the second week will delve into international governance, and the last two Master Classes will address current transnational challenges.
- A Common Narrative for Europe, by Christophe de Voogd – Master Class overview
- European Integration: Calming a Conflicted Continent, by Jan Rovny – Master Class overview
- Coercion in International Law: Who is the World Police?, by Martina Smuclerova – Master Class overview
- Challenges & Opportunities on a Finite Planet, by Tancrède Voituriez – Master Class overview
- The Concept of Human Security and its Application to Building Peace, by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh – Master Class overview
- Populism versus Democracy, by Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser – Master Class overview
In preparation for Master Classes, students will participate in interactive, small-group tutorials that will allow them to develop their understanding of the material and themes addressed.
In addition to their core courses, students will participate in one elective class of their choice (about 18 contact hours). Students will be able to choose one elective course among different options (within the limits of spots available): either a French language course or an introductory workshop to one of Sciences Po’s key disciplines, such as political science, international relations, or sociology.
Option 1: Elective French Language course
French as a foreign language classes are available at the beginner and intermediate levels. Following a holistic approach to language mastery, French language classes will introduce students to French culture, literature and methodology while improving their knowledge of the French language.
For more information on what a typical French language class looks like, download the course overview for French as a foreign language - Intermediate levels (PDF, 666 KB) or French as a foreign language - Beginner levels (PDF, 178 KB).
Option 2: Elective Social Sciences workshop
The following workshops will be available in 2019:
- La démocratie en Europe, by Mathieu Fulla (taught in French) – Elective Class overview
- Get a Deal, by Barthélémy Michalon – Elective Class overview
- Discrimination Worldwide, by Lisa Buchter – Elective Class overview
- Gender in the Making, by Prunelle Aymé – Elective Class overview
- Politics, Violence and Resistance: Introduction to the Humanities, by Vincent Millou – Elective Class overview
- Migration Issues in Comparative Perspective, by Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia – Elective Class overview