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English Track

Since 2010, Sciences Po Bordeaux has offered an English track to students enrolled in the framework of its partnership agreements with English speaking universities. A wide range of courses in the Social Sciences, the Humanities and the Economic Sciences is offered to exchange students. The programme also includes a course of French as a foreign language and various subjects at Bachelor and Master Level.

Students can choose to enroll in the programme for either a whole year course load (60 credits) or a semester course load (30 credits).

How to apply ?

The English track is open to partner universities which also offer English courses to our outgoing students.

Starting in 2017, an official French language certificate is required for English track students such as TCF, DELF or DALF. Nevertheless, an official English language certificate is not required.

It is expected that the sending university’s selection process will verify appropriate English skills (a letter from an English language teacher).

In order to participate in the English track programme, students need a minimum B1 when their level in French has to be under B1 (courses taught in English are for beginners in French).

Students from partner institutions must be selected by their university before applying to Sciences Po Bordeaux. After their nomination, they should first contact the International relations office at their home university who will assist them with the application procedure.

Students will then have to complete the online registration procedure. They will then receive a confirmation of their admission and be informed of the formalities to be carried out in order to be officially enrolled.

Courses offered

The courses offered are detailed below. The year shown here is given for information only and English track students may follow any course at any level.

→ BACHELOR LEVEL

Course

Lecturers

Year 

Semester

Hours

ECTS

History of French Politics

F. TalianoIR 1184
Representation of French Society through FilmJ. SadranIR 1188
A History of Modern Europe (1789 - 1991)G. ChampeaudIR 1184
The World Economy in the 20th CenturyJ.P. DormoisIR1184
Comparative Politcs

I. Guinaudeau

 1

2

18

4

The World as It is : Current Strategic AnalysisS. Laurent12122

International Relations Theories : an Introduction

D. Battistella

3

2

18

4

From Montesquieu to Hugo : an Introduction to French History and Culture through Literature

F. Gaillet

IR

2

18

8

Media and Journalism: an introduction to History and Trends

P. Bernès-Lassere

1

2

12

2

 

→ GRADUATE LEVEL

Course

Lecturers

Year

Semester

Hours

ECTS

History of International Politics

D. Battistella41184

Critical Approaches of International Relations

M.Delori

4

1

18

4

The Politics of European Security

M.Delori

5

1

18

4

Transcalar Politics of Climate Change

D. Compagnon

5

1

18

4

Financial Management

H. Campo

IR

2

18

4

Agenda Setting, Issue Definition & Public Policy

S. Guigner

4

2

18

4

Problems in International Relations

D. Battistella

4

2

18

4

War Studies

D. Battistella

4

2

18

4

History of Economic Globalization

J-P. Dormois

4

2

18

4

Sociology of European Union

N. Berny

4

2

12

4

The European Union Policy Making

O. Costa

5

2

18

4

Global Environmental Politics

D. Compagnon

5

2

18

4

American Cities in a Global world

A. Schafran

4

2

18

4

 

→ 2016/2017 GUEST LECTURERS

Course

Lecturers

Year

Semester

Hours

ECTS

Russia and the EU : Challenge RelationsV. ZUEV, Haute École en Économie, Moscow

1

1

12

2

The "Politics of Literature": the example of Herman Melville and his artistic "ruthless democracy"F. DIAMOND, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

1

1

12

2

India and MultilateralismC.S.R. MURTHY, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

4

1

12

2

Canadian Perspectives on International OrganisationsJ. LIBBEN, Université d'Ottawa, Canada

4

1

12

2

Aspects of Japanese CultureE. DUFOURMONT, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

1

2

12

2

Understanding the cultural Landscape of China : Orchestra of Chinese Dream, Soft Power, GlobalF. JIANG, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

3

2

12

2

Immigration and Integration in a 21st CEntury Europe : Main Challenges anf Future Trajectories

E. LOPATIN, IDC Herzliya, Israel

3

2

12

2

The US Political SystemA. SOKHEY, University of Colorado, USA

 3

2

12

2

Gender Politics in the EU

Y. GALLIGAN, Queen's University Belfast, UK

 3

2

12

2

The US and Africa : History, Politics & PolicyC. LA MONICA, US Coast Guard Academy, USA

4

2

12

2

Cities in European History

B. DE MUNCK, University of Antwerp, Belgium

4

2

12

2

  (2) More ECTS if extra work (paper)

ECTS Scale    

Grade Description

French grade/20

A

EXCELLENT

16 - 20

B

VERY GOOD

14 - 15

C

GOOD                        

12 - 13

D

SATISFACTORY

11

E

SUFFICIENT

10

F

FAIL

<10

WARNING | There will not be no second exam session (resits or catch-up exam). We advise you to take more courses than you need in order to make sure you will validate your semester/year.

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