Contemporary Issues 1 et 2

Fiche ECTS des cours "Contemporary Issues 1 et 2" enseignés dans le cadre du programme de Licence de Lettres modernes.

  • Crédits ECTS : 2 par semestre
  • Enseignante : Racha ROYER
  • Semestres 3, 4, 5 et 6

Prérequis pour le cours

Posséder un niveau B1+ en Anglais.


The course will refer to issues that currently affecting people or places and that are unresolved. Geographic issues refer to topics, concerns or problems, debates or controversy related to a natural and/or cultural environment, which includes a spatial dimension.

It refers also to studying the historical origins and development of domestic and foreign political and social problems that confront contemporary humanity. (Subjects can be wide and vary from political, war, poverty, sustainable development, and global economic development).

The objective of the course is to let the students use critical thinking, judgment, effective communication, creativity and widen their global perspective.


Examples of some subjects that the course will aboard are:

  • Climate change and migration problems
  • Tourism and climate change
  • The world cup organization in Qatar: reflections and challenges
  • Sustainable development and urbanization
  • Political changes in Saudi Arabia: the tourism policies

Références bibliographiques

  • Woodworth Fran, « Exclusion of Climate Migrants from the Global Compact on Refugees », in Geopolitics, 2023
  • Lecocq Sharon, « European Foreign Policy Towards Hybrid Actors in the Middle East and North Africa: An Exploration of Diplomatic Practices », in Geopolitics, 2023
  • Rahman M.K., Gazi M.A.I., Bhuiyan M.A., Rahaman M.A., « Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on tourist travel risk and management perceptions » [en ligne], 2021
  • Thiollet Hélène, « Migrants and monarchs: regime survival, state transformation and migration politics in Saudi Arabia », in Third World Quarterly, vol. 43, n° 7, 2022, p. 1645-1665
  • EL-KHOLEI Ahmed, « Chapter 8 – Risks, hazards and disasters: Can a smart city be resilient? », in Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges. Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats, Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2019, p. 125-146

Méthodes d'évaluation

Au moins un contrôle continu durant le semestre, et une évaluation terminale pendant la session d’examens.

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