Readings in Social Sciences

Ects : 2
Volume horaire : 18
Compétence à acquérir :
Given the globalization of the academic world, English has become the universal language of social science. But translations are always transpositions. The aim of this course is to introduce to fields in social sciences that are not usually taught in France. The course will provide the students with a better understanding of social sciences in different national contexts (North America, UK, France, India) from the end of the 19th century until today.

Description du contenu de l'enseignement :
The course is designed as a reading seminar in social sciences. Students are expected to read the mandatory readings in advance for each session (approx. 50 pages in English every week) and to be able to present and discuss them during the sessions with other participants. Additional readings are recommended to get a deeper understanding of the topic of the session. Academic discussion on the assigned readings and completion of the related pre-assignment are important parts of class participation.
The theme of the course is class, gender and race and their intersections. Texts discussed come from all disciplines of social sciences: Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, History, Law, because crossing boundaries of disciplines is a major way to produce new knowledge in social sciences.


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