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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction

The current global world implies a new approach of the international arena, breaking with classical theories....
3 videos (Total 37 min), 5 readings
3 videos
A French Approach?14m
Major Turning Points in Contemporary International Relations10m
5 readings
Getting Started10m
About Maps10m
Chronology10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Inequalities

The main economic and social parameters indicate an unequal and instable world....
3 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings
3 videos
A Plurality of Demographic Trends18m
Food Insecurity13m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Regionalism

The nation-state territory is challenged by new kinds of integration, and particularly by fragile regional constructions....
3 videos (Total 41 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Neoregionalism12m
Questioning Regionalism Today15m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 16m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

World Actors

Nation-states are no more the only international actor. Many groups and 7 billions of individuals are now potential actors of our current international system....
3 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Multifunctional NGOs13m
The New Triangular Game14m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 28m
Week
5
2 hours to complete

Globalization

Globalization is a complex process which is challenging the main traditional aspects of the world order....
3 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Hegemony or Exclusion?14m
Fragile Governance14m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 38m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Identities

Identity has to be revisited and considered as a social and a political construct....
3 videos (Total 43 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Politics is Back14m
The Danger of Ethnicization13m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 48m
Week
7
2 hours to complete

Religions

Religion is perceived as a major parameter of the present world order, but generally in an oversimplified way....
4 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Christianity and Politics13m
Islam and Politics13m
Measuring the Real Political Capacity of Religion19m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 58m
Week
8
2 hours to complete

Nation State

Is traditional nation-state still working everywhere around the world?...
3 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
A Concept Impossible to Export15m
A Variety of Conflicting Incarnations14m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 68m
Week
9
1 hour to complete

Power

Is power still meaningful and efficient?...
3 videos (Total 41 min), 4 readings
3 videos
Weak Indicators13m
The Powerlessness of Power13m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
Week
10
2 hours to complete

War and Peace

New international conflicts have a specific configuration and imply a new treatment....
3 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
The Emergence of New International Conflicts15m
NIC As Dilemma in the Creation of International Agendas10m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 716m
Week
11
2 hours to complete

International System

Polarization and multilateralism are the new features of the post 1945 international system. The first one is probably over; the second one is challenged....
3 videos (Total 44 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Multilateralism at Stake16m
From Polarity to Apolarity14m
4 readings
About Maps10m
Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 88m
1 hour to complete

Conclusion

Going ahead to a new regulation?...
1 video (Total 15 min), 4 readings
1 video
4 readings
About Maps10m
Additional Resources10m
Credits10m
Acknowledgements10m
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Top Reviews

By HNOct 18th 2015

I finally understood our global world. Course stracture allowed a holistic view of our world evolution.\n\nI retained the quote "peace the the time between two wars" Oh so true unfortunately!

By LBMar 27th 2016

Amazing insights and very refreshing to see the evolution of the world and its powers from a global perspective rather than the dominant western.

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About Sciences Po

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France's leading university in the social sciences. For over 140 years, Sciences Po has educated decision-makers of the public and private sectors. Sciences Po is differentiated by its strongly international character: of the 13,000 students in the institution, 46% are international students originating from 150 countries. Sciences Po also holds a high standard of social responsibility and continues to play a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. 30% of the student body receive financial aid at Sciences Po. In 2000, this number was 6%. Over the last decade, Sciences Po has integrated digital tools into its programmes (shared work spaces, eCourses, Moodle, online map library, Controversy Mapping, Forccast Project, etc.) and has naturally migrated towards MOOC teaching platforms as well as other innovative teaching methods....

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