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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 in 2017/2018 are detailed below. Please note few changes may occur in September. 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
Problems in International Politics

D. Battistella

IR

1

18

4

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

Contemporary Russia

C. Dufy

IR

2

18

4

 

→ 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

2

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

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

IR

2

18

4

The European Union Policy Making

O. Costa

5

2

18

4

Global Environmental Politics

D. Compagnon

5

2

18

4

Environment in Europe

N. Berny

4

2

18

4

 

→ 2017/2018 GUEST LECTURERS

CourseLecturersYearSemesterHoursECTS
Russia, the EU and their Common Neighborhoods: Regionalist PerspectivesA.MAKARYCHEV, Skytte Institute of Political Science, Russia11122
Chinese Way of ThinkingK. WANG, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China11122
Public Opinion in AmericaJ. STIMSON, UNC at Chapel Hill, USA31122
Race, Segregation and Politics: from the United States to FranceA. SCHAFRAN, University of Leeds, UK41122
Introduction to Canadian PoliticsB. DIEPEVEEN, Université d'Ottawa, Canada12122
IPE Studies and China’s participation in Global GovernanceL. REN, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China12122
Citizens’ Attitudes and Reactions to European IntegrationV. VAN INGELGOM, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique32122
Africa in the WorldF. COOPER, New York University, USA32122
The Making of Unique Road in Contemporary China: Structural Change and Diverging Impacts

P. LU, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

3

2

12

2

Individual Preferences and Collective Decision-makingT. MEYER, Université de Vienne, Autriche42122
Brazil, Domestic Politics and Foreign PolicyC. MILANI, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil42122
Causes of War

prof. J. TIR, University of Colorado, USA  

4

2

12

2

 

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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