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About the Course

"Geopolitics of Europe" offers a dynamic program on both tensions and issues within the European Union, as well as its interactions with the rest of the world. Through maps, iconography, videos, computer graphics and role playing, the Mooc renders the main geopolitical issues appropriate to Europe while focusing on its representations around the world. Definitely multi-disciplinary, this Mooc offers the learners a real tool box built up through a combination of History, Geopolitics, Economics, Political science, Geography and Law. Format : The pedagogical program is both progressive and modular. It is composed of seven thematic blocks. Each block has a different scale and view point. Even though the main issue exploration in each block is thought as free navigation, each block remains marked out by specific steps : a mapping situation scenario, the study of a documentary corpus, a focus on the national perceptions, as well as an emphasis on the news. Please notice that some very limited content will only be available in French. The knowledge acquired in the first four blocks can then be assessed through a quiz and put into practice through the final serious game : a European scenario, a mission, and decisions to make...! Block number seven offers new analysis that will enable you to understand the latest events of the year 2016....

Top reviews

YD

Dec 07, 2016

This was one of the most interesting coursers so far, especially the Game part. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to understand political behavior.

CP

Sep 25, 2017

An alternative approach to understanding the place of Europe in the world from a French perspective. Particularly enjoyable.

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By Danai P I

Jan 08, 2019

I was very excited to take this course, but it is unfortunately rather disappointing.

Firstly, the course is significantly outdated, as most of the readings, videos, and materials predate the Juncker administration - so expect the information to be at least 4 years old. It does not cover current issues of European politics, such as the rise of Euroscepticism throughout the union or Brexit.

Secondly, even though it is advertised as an English language course, most materials are in French. Some videos - the ones provided by Sciences Po - are subtitled in English but rather difficult to follow. Other written materials are usually badly translated in English (I can only assume that they have been automatically translated). I do not recommend this to anyone whose French is not up to par

Overall, this course would have been great in 2014 for French speakers, but at the moment it is quite disappointing.

By Vojtěch K

Feb 09, 2019

A good course for students from non-European territories - I would say "Europe for beginners". However, as a European student of International Relations, I have found only a limited amount of new information in this course. Furthermore, I am very disappointed that this course is not updated! There were some really important events in the past two or three years: the whole Brexit, Macron in France, the last term of Mrs Merkel in Germany, upcoming elections to the EP... That is a real shame. Therefore, I give this course only two stars.

By Amelia H

Sep 25, 2017

I signed up and was excited to take this course. However, when I started watching the videos, I realized it was all in French without English subtitles. I subsequently had to un-enroll. Courses should be labeled with the relevant language they're in.

By Aimara P C

Mar 04, 2019

Considero que el contenido del curso es excelente, solo sugiero la necesidad de actualizar los datos que se manejan, pues algunos de ellos han cambiado sustancialmente, y por tanto, modifican el análisis que pudiera derivarse de ellos. Otra sugerencia está relacionada con las preguntas del QUIZ, serían mucho más interesantes si estuvieran dirigidas a la comprensión o análisis del contenido de cada lección, y no datos numéricos específicos que para nada determinan si el estudiante ha asimilado el contenido o no. Por lo demás el curso me resultó de MUCHÍSIMA UTILIDAD. Una herramienta MAGNÍFICA es el Game al final de cada lección.

By Thomas d K h d K

Jul 13, 2017

Very interesting course, the real added value is the interviews from experts!

By Chick E

Feb 12, 2018

great course

By Alexandre V

Dec 26, 2016

Excellente présentation générale de la construction européenne, avec une très bienvenue semaine 7 qui éclaire les événements majeurs de 2016.

By Yakusheva D

Dec 07, 2016

This was one of the most interesting coursers so far, especially the Game part. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn how to understand political behavior.

By Richard H

Feb 26, 2017

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By Ciaran P

Sep 25, 2017

An alternative approach to understanding the place of Europe in the world from a French perspective. Particularly enjoyable.

By Andrassy

May 29, 2017

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By Gabriel S

May 19, 2017

Excellent course with excellent teachers!

By JOHN Q

Sep 25, 2017

Interesting and fun course. Thanks so much!

By Jennifer Z

May 28, 2018

Thank you for fixing the issues with the second week

By Udo H

Oct 25, 2017

the course inspired to rev

By Gherald E

Nov 11, 2017

Amazing course!

By Gerrard T

Jul 23, 2018

Great Course

By Sara P G

Jun 18, 2019

Gran curso para entender la política europea. Los contenidos y la distribución de los bloques está muy bien.

By Diwas A

Jun 09, 2019

I need cerificate

By Florence P

Jul 22, 2019

A must-learn to fully understand Eur

By Raul H

Sep 17, 2019

Amazing!!!

By Erick V d S

Aug 30, 2019

Ótimo curso! Adquiri conhecimentos suficientes para uma melhor interpretação e análise da complexidade da União Europeia em seus diversos campos de análise.

By Yaman A M

Oct 20, 2019

Wonderful professors. I especially enjoyed having guest speakers. Absolutely recommended!

By Soraya C C

Jul 12, 2017

It has been an interesting course compelling some of the current challenges of the EU and providing a context about the perception that several countries have of the EU (member and non-member states).

By Daniel L

Dec 11, 2017

Would be more useful if some of the descriptions were translated into English, and the content was updated to reflect the situation in 2017-18