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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Top reviews from Espace mondial, a French vision of Global studies

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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