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Academics at Sciences Po

As a student on the Dual BA program, you will begin your higher education by spending two years on one of three Sciences Po campuses, each dedicated to a specific region of the world and with a strong linguistic and cultural focus:

  • Le Havre - Located on the Normandy coast and with a focus on Asia, with language classes in Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese and Korean.
  • Out - Located on the French Riviera, with a focus on the Mediterranean countries and the Middle East, with language classes in Arabic *, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.
  • Reims - The Transatlantic Campus is located in Champagne and offers programs with a focus on North America or Africa. He offers language tuition in Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili. Students in Reims focus on the relationship between Europe and Africa or Europe and North America for the first two years.

* Students in Menton follow an academic program that places particular emphasis on studying the social sciences of the Middle East and Mediterranean Regions, including an obligation to learn Arabic, a compulsory language of study for all students on this campus.

Roughly half of the student body on each campus comes from the focus region, the other half is made up of other international and French students to ensure that you are part of a diverse campus community.

Students in the dual BA program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Sciences Po and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.

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Classes

With the exception of the Euro-Africa program in Reims, the majority of Sciences Po courses are taught in English, with additional instruction in French and the living languages ​​spoken in the focus region. In the Euro-Africa program, courses are taught in a mixture of French and English, and all students admitted must be fluent in both languages.

At Sciences Po, the classes are small with high participation. Students are required to give many presentations in class and learning through practical application is emphasized. Both sophomores and professors help get new students used to this pedagogical method.

Summer opportunities

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Sciences Po has connections with the outside community that can lead to undergraduate internships and dual BA students have access to Sciences Po Career Department that provides vocational training services, including the publication of internship offers.

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Summer school

Sciences Po invites students from around the world - incoming dual BA program students - to Reims and Paris for an introduction to college life and the university's academics in June and July. Find out more about the Summer School at Sciences Po.

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Graduates of the dual BA program, like all alumni of Sciences Po, are guaranteed a place in a master's degree at Sciences Po.

Academic program

Below is an overview of the academic program students will follow in order to obtain their degree. Course information can be found in Sciences Po website .

Year 1

  • Students arrive at Sciences Po's locations in Le Havre, Menton and Reims prior to the start of classes to participate in the welcome program, including meetings with academic and administrative management for guidance and other advisory matters.
  • Students begin classes according to the curriculum and requirements of the Collège Universitaire.

Year 2

  • Students will meet with their Columbia University academic advisor to discuss how best to choose elective courses based on their projected choice of major at Columbia.
  • The students complete their core, main and elective requirements of the Collège Universitaire on their campus.

Year 3

  • Students arrive in Columbia and receive their Entrance Credit Report (ECR) listing their transfer benefits.
  • The students meet with their supervisors and find out which of the core requirements their academic achievements in Sciences Po have met.
  • Students declare a major and meet with the director of studies in their department to determine which key requirements have been met by their Sciences Po coursework.
  • Students begin classes and work towards meeting core and core requirements that are not met by credit.

Year 4

  • Students complete their core and core requirements and attend the graduation ceremonies of class day and the beginning of Columbia.
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Example of a traditional program sequence

Le Havre

There are many ways to design an academic program and schedule that best suits a student's needs general example a traditional program at Sciences Po, Le Havre.

For more details on specific courses and credit requirements please visit the Sciences Po website for detailed descriptions of the Year one and Year two academic plans.

Year 1

Fallen

Common core curriculum courses
  • Introduction to Economic Thinking: Principles of Economics
  • The 19th Century in Europe and Asia: Revolution, Empires and Nations
  • Comparative Political Institutions
  • Quantitative and mathematical methods
  • Literary humanities
language
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Optional courses
  • Sport
  • art

spring

Common core curriculum courses
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Political humanities
  • China today
  • statistics
  • Winterworkshop
language
  • French
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Optional courses

As in the previous semester.

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Year 2

Fallen

Required courses
  • Political institutions
  • Politics and Societies in Southeast Asia
  • Artistic workshop
  • Comparative constitutionalism: West vs. East
  • Old story
  • Economic models in Asia
Electives (choose one)
  • Mathematics for economics
  • Art history
  • Financial markets
language

As in the previous semester.

Optional courses

As in the previous semester.


spring

Required courses
  • 20th Century European and Asian History
  • European institutions and politics
  • India and the world
  • Artistic workshop
  • Spring workshop
  • Law OR History OR European Economic Policy
Electives (choose one)
  • European literature
  • Geopolitics of health
  • Financial markets
  • Sportsoziologie
  • Defense & Security in Eurasia
  • Religion and societies
language

As in the previous semester.

Optional courses

As in the previous semester.

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Out

There are many ways to design an academic program and schedule that best suits a student's needs. However, the following is a common example of a traditional program flow at Sciences Po, Menton.

For more details on specific courses and credit requirements please visit the Sciences Po website for detailed descriptions of the Year one and Year two academic plans.

Year 1

Fallen

Common core curriculum courses
  • 19th century history
  • Core economics
  • Law - Political Institutions
  • Applied mathematics for the social sciences
languages
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Turkish
Humanities
  • Introduction to the Arab-Islamic civilization
  • Lesseminar

spring

Common core curriculum courses
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • statistics
  • East to West: Arab Politics and Culture in Europe
languages
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Persian
  • Turkish
Arts & Humanities
  • Introduction to the Arab-Islamic civilization
  • Lesseminar
  • calligraphy
  • Design
  • Debate

Year 2

Fallen

Required courses
  • Field / practical internship
  • Language in the Arab Revolution
  • US Foreign Policy: Obama and the Arab Revolutions
  • Turkey and Europe: Entangled Stories
  • Art workshop
Concentration courses (choose one)
  • Constitutional Law of States and Minor Jurisdictions Mediterranean
  • Middle East Macroeconomics
  • The Arab Cinemas: A Historical Political Panorama
Electives (choose one)
  • Political Sociology and Geopolitics of Contemporary Italy
  • Democratic Change and Authoritarian Resilience in North Africa
  • Orientalism in Art History: Overview and Focus
  • Arabian Nights: Influence of Oriental Tales in the Mediterranean
  • History and Sociology of Saudi Arabia
language
  • Arabic
  • French
Optional courses

As in the previous semester.


spring

Required courses
  • International history of the 20th century
  • Foreign policy of the Arab states
  • Sociology of the Arab State
  • Introduction to Middle Eastern Law
  • Introduction to international theory
  • Islam and globalization OR contemporary Israel
  • Art workshop
Concentration courses (choose one)
  • Commercial law in the Mediterranean region
  • Political Economy of the Middle East
  • War of Remembrance: An Eternal Enmity Between East and West?
Electives (choose one)
  • Political Economy of the Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Arab media
  • Analysis of the political discourse
  • Introduction to Advertising
  • Political Economy of Globalization
language
  • Arabic
  • French
Optional courses

As in the previous semester.

Reims

There are many ways to design an academic program and schedule that best suits a student's needs. However, the following is a common example of a traditional program flow at Sciences Po, Reims.

For more details on specific courses and credit requirements please visit the Sciences Po website for detailed descriptions of the Year one and Year two academic plans.

Year 1

Fallen

Common core curriculum courses
  • Political institutions
  • Core economics
  • History (XIX th century)
  • Applied mathematics for the social sciences
Additional core courses
  • Good versus evil: Plato versus Machiavelli
  • Private vices, public virtues
  • State neutrality, from tolerance to nihilism
Art, languages ​​& sports
  • French
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Art workshops
  • Sport

spring

Common core curriculum courses
  • Political science
  • sociology
  • Humanities: violence, compassion and shame
  • Exploration Seminar - Freedom and Security: Modern Expressions of an Ancient Tension
  • Courses on mathematical and quantitative methods
  • Winter school
Art, languages ​​& sports
  • French
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Art workshops
  • Sport

Year 2

Fallen

Required courses
  • Introduction to the Common Law System
  • Introduction to world politics
  • Law OR economics OR history
  • Perspectives: Gender theorization in a transnational world
  • Contemporary US Constitutional Law and Government Issues
  • Art workshop
Electives (choose one)
  • Local public politics and democratic issues
  • The UK-US relationship
Language / language related courses (choose one)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Pre & Post Celtic Tiger: The Crisis from an Irish Perspective
  • Giving your voice to the words: Oral interpretation and analysis
  • Negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution

spring

Required courses
  • Comparative History of the 20th Century, USA-Europe
  • Humanities
  • Law OR economics OR history
  • Sociology OR Political Science
  • Art workshop
  • Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities
  • Afghanistan: History & Geopolitics
Language / language related courses
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English for communication skills
  • Debating skills

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