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The students have to choose a seminar from the following list.

List of courses:

Course NameECTS
TOEIC0
TOEIC0
Journalism0
Spoken English0
Spoken English0
Business Conversation: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation0
Review + Creative Writing0
Communication Skills Workshop0
Communication Skills Workshop0
Job Hunting Language, Techniques and Skills0
Discussing Engineering Issues0
Writing Skills0
Scientific English0
TOEIC preparation0
Initiation to scientific English0
Initiation to scientific English0
Leading the debate0
Leading the debate0
Introduction to British Theatre History through Performance0
Discussing Engineering Issues0
Urban Cultures0
New Trends in American Cinema0
Rhetoric in Action0
Critical Thinking0
Critical Thinking0
Spoken English0
TOEIC0
Introduction to U.S. Literature0
Required minimum level of English : TOEIC 785, TOEFL IBT 87, IETLS 6.5
Introduction to psychoanalysis 1 2
Ethics, Science and Technology2
Epistemology 12
Religions of the book2
About diasporas2
Geopolitics 12
Geopolitics of the Middle East 1 : the United States and the Arab-Muslim area2
suppressed2
Short Story Competition2
Introduction to psychoanalysis 22
Ethics, Science and Technology2
Epistemology 22
Geopolitics of India2
Introduction to sociology2
Geopolitics 22
Geopolitics of China2
Philosophy and Religions of Far East2
Communication intensive workshop : 1
Communication intensive workshop / alternative admission 1
Sport2
TOEIC0

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            TOEIC - AN210A

            TOEIC training

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            Professor(s):

            • Florence MAYO-QUENETTE
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            TOEIC - AN210B

            TOEIC training

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            Professor(s):

            • Florence MAYO-QUENETTE
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            Journalism - AN211

            1. Description

            This course is aimed at students with an advanced level of English.

            Have you ever felt the urge to write your own editorial about the latest events, to express more than your joy at the victory of your favourite football team, to analyze a movie you have seen before anyone else? Have you dreamt of carrying out interviews with celebrities or writing a portrait of lesser known characters whose work seems incredibly important to you? Would you like to make the latest economic news easier to understand for non-specialists or to explain why a scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize?

            If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            For the duration of this period, you will become journalists and the group’s task will be to produce different types of media: articles for the written press, for online papers and blogs, but also multi-media productions using sound, video and image.

            In order to achieve this, we will examine material in the classroom and build on our collective analyses. We will debate the issues you want to write about. We will do role-games and practise presenting the news in many different ways, including parodies and talk-shows.

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            Professor(s):

            • Chantal SCHUTZ
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            Spoken English - AN212A

            1. Description

            When people ask you if you know a foreign language, the question they invariably ask you is if you speak it. “Do you speak English?” and “Parlez-vous français” are the common questions. Arguably, speaking is the most important and most useful skill when learning a foreign language. This module focuses on precisely that. The main aim of the course will be to increase fluency and make the student's level of English more authentic.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            A wide range of activities, ranging from role-play and pair-work to presentations and group discussion allowing students to impove fluency. The classes will be centred on certain themes, which can be decided at the beginning of the semester. The module will also include exercises to help the student's English more authentic. Spoken English is distinct in many ways from written English – to some extent it has its own grammar and vocabulary, and this is something that will be looked at too. There will also be some work on accent and phonetics. Particular attention will be paid to the rhythm of the English language, and the way words and sentences are accentuated. For example, did you know that you can give the simple sentence “Do you speak English?” four completely different meanings just by varying the stress pattern?

            Finally, the other skills will not be neglected completely. Good pronunciation is very much linked to having a “good ear” for the language, so there will be an important listening element to the class; written texts will be used to read from for pronunciation work and as the basis for discussion; and writing is an excellent way of assimilating lessons learned during the class. The focus, though, will be on improving your oral communication skills.

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            Professor(s):

            • Magdalena ZOPF
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            Spoken English - AN212B

            1. Description

            When people ask you if you know a foreign language, the question they invariably ask you is if you speak it. “Do you speak English?” and “Parlez-vous français” are the common questions. Arguably, speaking is the most important and most useful skill when learning a foreign language. This module focuses on precisely that. The main aim of the course will be to increase fluency and make the student's level of English more authentic.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            A wide range of activities, ranging from role-play and pair-work to presentations and group discussion allowing students to impove fluency. The classes will be centred on certain themes, which can be decided at the beginning of the semester. The module will also include exercises to help the student's English more authentic. Spoken English is distinct in many ways from written English – to some extent it has its own grammar and vocabulary, and this is something that will be looked at too. There will also be some work on accent and phonetics. Particular attention to the rhythm of the English language, and the way words and sentences are accentuated will be paid. For example, did you know that you can give the simple sentence “Do you speak English?” four completely different meanings just by varying the stress pattern?

            Finally, the other skills will not be neglected completely. Good pronunciation is very much linked to having a “good ear” for the language, so there will be an important listening element to the class; written texts will be used to read from for pronunciation work and as the basis for discussion; and writing is an excellent way of assimilating lessons learned during the class. The focus, though, will be on improving your oral communication skills.

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            Professor(s):

            • Magdalena ZOPF
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            Business Conversation: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation - AN213

            1. Description

            (Advanced Level)

            This course in English is an introduction to the life skill of conflict resolution. Learning how to constructively and creatively resolve conflict can help us to be better managers, co-workers, educators, and citizens. Our goal this semester will be to discover the tools and skills necessary to effectively participate in conflict resolution and negotiations both in and out of the workplace.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            You and your classmates are asked to actively contribute your insights and ideas to this workshop in order to develop your own methods for resolving conflict. Elizabeth, your consultant, will present you with models that consider conflict as a constructive opportunity to find mutually beneficial solutions to disputes for all parties involved.

            Together, the theoretical grounding behind contemporary conflict resolution and negotiation methods (questions of cooperation and competition, power, justice, communication and language, culture specificities and multiculturalism) will be explored. These concepts will be directly applied to case studies adapted from business settings. Our last three class sessions will give you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you have acquired in simulated negotiations and express what you have learned from this seminar.

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            Professor(s):

            • Elizabeth KINNE
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            Review + Creative Writing - AN214

            1. Description

            Welcome to English through Creative Writing. This is not a traditional English course.

            This course is designed to help you set your own challenges in English and meet them through a semester-long project. It is for students with an intermediate+ level of English.

            During the course, we will be focusing on fiction as a space for creative experimentation with the English language. This is a course where there is no right answer.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            - create an individual piece of written work

            3. Detailed programme

            Throughout the course, we will be exploring our own individual experiences of the fictional worlds created through short stories and television shows in order to be able to analyze and use these tehcniques to create a personal, original work. We will study settings, plots, characters and reader or viewer reception.

            The success of this project does not rely on your current level of English, but rather on your time and investment in this project. Your goal should be personal improvement and the ability to use simple structures and vocabulary to create a piece of writing. Decide early what aspects you would like to focus on (Writing in the past? Dialogues and everyday speech? Descriptions? A specific lexicon ?), then, structure a project that will help you to do just that.

            Nota bene: Be warned: Plagiarism (copying someone else’s work from the Internet or another source) is strictly forbidden. If your work is not your own, you will receive a 0 for the assignment and, most likely, fail the course.

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            Professor(s):

            • Elizabeth KINNE
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            Communication Skills Workshop - AN215A

            1. Description

            This course is all about helping students to improve their oral expression in English across a range of situations. Its scope will range from social chit-chat and everyday situations, to debates about current affairs, to improving your communication in job interviews and professional life.

            The more you speak, and the more tips you get from a native speaker (your teacher), the more the confidence and sophistication of your English-language expression can grow! This is course is aimed at students with an intermediate / intermediate + level of English.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            This class is all about your oral expression in class, so active participation is absolutely vital to your success - both in the progress you can expect to make, and in the grade you will achieve at the end of the semester.

            The more light-hearted exercises will range from role-plays and games, to debates based on topical issues, which the students will have a say in selecting. The more professionally oriented exercises will challenge students to hone their ability to interview for a job in English and to achieve their professional goals.

            Drawing on his rich experience of helping foreign speakers of English to avoid the most common pitfalls they tend to encounter in the language, the teacher will provide constructive feedback at every opportunity.

            Students who participate actively can expect to improve the grammatical accuracy, the clarity of pronunciation, and the natural flow of their spoken English, which is so vitally important to communicating effectively in the world's global language. Discussion of grammar will be fully practical and will not involve written exercises.

            Your teacher, who also teaches rhetoric, will share with students plenty of insights into the arts of persuasion and effective communication. He will also draw on his experience as a journalist, and as a veteran of many professional interviews, to help students get ahead.

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            Professor(s):

            • Adam MITCHELL
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            Communication Skills Workshop - AN215B

            1. Description

            This course is all about helping students to improve their oral expression in English across a range of situations. Its scope will range from social chit-chat and everyday situations, to debates about current affairs, to improving your communication in job interviews and professional life.

            The more you speak, and the more tips you get from a native speaker (your teacher), the more the confidence and sophistication of your English-language expression can grow! This is course is aimed at students with an intermediate / intermediate + level of English.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            This class is all about your oral expression in class, so active participation is absolutely vital to your success - both in the progress you can expect to make, and in the grade you will achieve at the end of the semester.

            The more light-hearted exercises will range from role-plays and games, to debates based on topical issues, which the students will have a say in selecting. The more professionally oriented exercises will challenge students to hone their ability to interview for a job in English and to achieve their professional goals.

            Drawing on his rich experience of helping foreign speakers of English to avoid the most common pitfalls they tend to encounter in the language, the teacher will provide constructive feedback at every opportunity.

            Students who participate actively can expect to improve the grammatical accuracy, the clarity of pronunciation, and the natural flow of their spoken English, which is so vitally important to communicating effectively in the world's global language. Discussion of grammar will be fully practical and will not involve written exercises.

            Your teacher, who also teaches rhetoric, will share with students plenty of insights into the arts of persuasion and effective communication. He will also draw on his experience as a journalist, and as a veteran of many professional interviews, to help students get ahead.

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            Professor(s):

            • Adam MITCHELL
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            Job Hunting Language, Techniques and Skills - AN216

            1. Description

            The aim of this course will be to introduce key language and job search techniques in four main areas: understanding recruitment and the job market; customizing your applications (CVs & cover letters); making your application stand out; preparing & practising job interviews. Another goal will be to improve oral fluency, vocabulary & grammar. The course is aimed at students with an intermediate + / advanced level of English.

            2. The student will be able to :

            - Have a better understanding of the job market, thus facilitating their task when job hunting

            - Market themselves (both for the cv and cover leter) and during job interviews

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            Students will need to do personal work and research outside class and could be asked to present this in class, either individually or in groups. They will also have written homework (cover letter & CV, interview questions + their answers).

            Students will also be expected to create a personal Career & Language Portfolio with work produced by them, both in class and out, related to areas covered in class.

            The CV & interview simulation will be marked by outside consultants after the end of this course.

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            Professor(s):

            • Rebecca LOXTON
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            Discussing Engineering Issues - AN217

            1. Description

            The aim of this course is to consolidate oral fluency, listening and writing skills, plus build useful vocabulary and language for engineering, through discussions, meetings and analysis of engineering issues.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex engineering text in English

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on engineering issues, give his/her opinion, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            Students will select issues that interest them, determine key aspects related to the issue in question, and then prepare discussions or meetings in groups. Online resources & links, plus articles and vocabulary will be provided to help.

            PROPOSED LIST OF ISSUES

            Energy policies

            Space energy

            Shale gas

            Renewable energy

            Nuclear power plant security

            Water

            Sand mining

            Space travel

            Engineering in Sport

            Planned Obsolescence Cybercrime

            Financial engineering

            Engineering Entrepreneurship - Turning ideas into innovative products & start ups

            Sustainable development

            Ethics in engineering

            Bioethics

            Engineering issues in the news

            Engineering & Science in Fiction

            or suggestions from students

            Please note this is a discussion class. The objective is to practise talking correctly and effectively in English about engineering or science subjects, not to learn these subjects. The teacher is not a specialist, so she will depend on students to explain relevant concepts or theories when necessary and to control the scientific accuracy of each discussion.

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            Professor(s):

            • Rebecca LOXTON
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            Writing Skills - AN218

            1. Description

            The aim of this class is to help you improve your English writing skills through a variety of exercises and methods. We will explore the main differences between the French sentence and the English one in order to acquire the right reflexes when writing in English. Students will learn how to write quickly in a simple, clear and precise language, without having to borrow structures and idioms from their native language. The course is aimed at students with an advanced level of English.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner,

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            Our class will include the study of applied vocabulary (explanation, argumentation, the world of engineering), conjunctions, useful idioms and expressions and grammatical structures. Students will practice the translation of texts from French to English and the writing of reports on various subjects, among other exercises.

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            Professor(s):

            • Christophe CAMARD
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            Scientific English - AN219

            1. Description

            This class aims at reinforcing your English, both written and oral, and at expanding your knowledge of scientific English. Depending on the interests of the students, we will work on the vocabulary of various scientific fields (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing…) and on the use of that vocabulary (the reading of mathematical equations, chemical formulae, the presentation of charts, research…). The goal is to make sure that the students will be perfectly at ease when the have to present their research in English or attend conferences. The course is aimed at students with an advanced level of English.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex Scientific text in English,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of scientific subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            During the programme, we will work with vulgarized scientific periodicals (Scientific American, New Scientist in particular) as well as more specialized ones in order to follow the current scientific findings and to find subjects for in-class debates and discussions. Audio and video documents will also be used (documentaries, interviews, science fiction movies). All of the students will be asked to do an oral presentation on a scientific subject that interests them. The goal of the class is to propose an interactive and personalized approach to the use of scientific English for the students who wish to feel more at ease when they have to use the English language in their scientific life. In addition, the reading of scientific periodicals should also interest the students who wish to broaden their scientific knowledge in fields beyond their course of study.

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            Professor(s):

            • Christophe CAMARD
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            TOEIC preparation - AN220

            1. Description

            The aim of the course is to prepare the students for the TOEIC. It has been designed for students who did not follow the module during the first semester.

            The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is "an English language test designed specifically to measure the everyday English skills of people working in an international environment." It is used by companies to measure a person's level of English during the recruitment process but also during their career.

            The test will take place at "Ensta" in April 2017.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The module will prepare the students for the TOEIC exam allowing them to obtain the 785 points required for the Engineering diploma.

            3. Programme

            Various exercises (written and oral understanding) will be used to prepare the sudents for the test.

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            Professor(s):

            • Chantal SCHUTZ
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            Initiation to scientific English - AN221A

            1. Description

            This class aims at reinforcing your English, both written and oral, and at expanding your knowledge of scientific English. Depending on the interests of the students, we will work on the vocabulary of various scientific fields (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing…) and on the use of that vocabulary (the reading of mathematical equations, chemical formulae, the presentation of charts, research…). The goal is to make sure that the students will be perfectly at ease when the have to present their research in English or attend conferences.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex Scientific text in English,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of scientific subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            During the programme, we will work with vulgarized scientific periodicals (Scientific American, New Scientist in particular) as well as more specialized ones in order to follow the current scientific findings and to find subjects for in-class debates and discussions. Audio and video documents will also be used (documentaries, interviews, science fiction movies). All of the students will be asked to do an oral presentation on a scientific subject that interests them. The goal of the class is to propose an interactive and personalized approach to the use of scientific English for the students who wish to feel more at ease when they have to use the English language in their scientific life. In addition, the reading of scientific periodicals should also interest the students who wish to broaden their scientific knowledge in fields beyond their course of study.

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            Professor(s):

            • Christophe CAMARD
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            Initiation to scientific English - AN221B

            1. Description

            This class aims at reinforcing your English, both written and oral, and at expanding your knowledge of scientific English. Depending on the interests of the students, we will work on the vocabulary of various scientific fields (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing…) and on the use of that vocabulary (the reading of mathematical equations, chemical formulae, the presentation of charts, research…). The goal is to make sure that the students will be perfectly at ease when the have to present their research in English or attend conferences.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex Scientific text in English,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of scientific subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            During the programme, we will work with vulgarized scientific periodicals (Scientific American, New Scientist in particular) as well as more specialized ones in order to follow the current scientific findings and to find subjects for in-class debates and discussions. Audio and video documents will also be used (documentaries, interviews, science fiction movies). All of the students will be asked to do an oral presentation on a scientific subject that interests them. The goal of the class is to propose an interactive and personalized approach to the use of scientific English for the students who wish to feel more at ease when they have to use the English language in their scientific life. In addition, the reading of scientific periodicals should also interest the students who wish to broaden their scientific knowledge in fields beyond their course of study.

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            Professor(s):

            • Christophe CAMARD
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            Leading the debate - AN222A

            1. Course overview

            This programme is designed for open-minded, motivated students who want to express their ideas and opinions more effectively within the dynamic context of discussions and debates of current economic and social issues.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly, precisely and with confidence on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            This short course will introduce students to basic techniques for successfully presenting ideas, facilitating group discussions, and leading informal debates. Some of the basic skills involved in presenting arguments, active listening, and using voice will be reviewed. Most of the sessions however will be entirely devoted to the students themselves, working in pairs, jointly initiating and animating the discussions. Students will be asked to prepare their presentations outside class time.

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            Professor(s):

            • David WILSON
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            Leading the debate - AN222B

            1. Course overview

            This programme is designed for open-minded, motivated students who want to express their ideas and opinions more effectively within the dynamic context of discussions and debates of current economic and social issues.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly, precisely and with confidence on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            This short course will introduce students to basic techniques for successfully presenting ideas, facilitating group discussions, and leading informal debates. Some of the basic skills involved in presenting arguments, active listening, and using voice will be reviewed. Most of the sessions however will be entirely devoted to the students themselves, working in pairs, jointly initiating and animating the discussions. Students will be asked to prepare their presentations outside class time.

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            Professor(s):

            • David WILSON
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            Introduction to British Theatre History through Performance - AN223

            1. Course Overview

            The main aim of this course is to learn and practise common acting techniques and concepts (for example, warm-ups, text and sub-text, characterisation, script scoring, improvisation and scene building) so as to improve speaking skills and oral fluency, especially pronounciation, rhythm, intonation and vocabularly.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - become familiar and understand different periodes in Britsh theatre history and gain a better insight of key plays and playwrights from different eras,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly, precisely and with confidence by developing different voice and acting techniques

            3. Course content

            In addition to learning and practising common acting techniques and concepts, students will become more familiar with British theatre, staging and acting styles by peforming selected extracts from key plays and playwrights of different eras (from Shakespeare to contemporary theatre) in the first part of the course. Students will also learn various improvisation techniques through warm ups and games, which they will put into practice in the last four or five lessons.

            Throughout the course, the students will be expected to peform texts and act in front of the class for every lesson, as well as practise warm up and acting techniques which involve voice and body exercises.

            Between lessons, the student will be expected to research and rehearse class peformances, plus learn their script by heart in some cases. Resources, questions and vocabularly will be provided.

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            Professor(s):

            • Katrina DREW
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            Discussing Engineering Issues - AN224

            1. Course Overview

            The aim of this course is to consolidate oral fluency, listening and writing skills, plus build useful vocabulary and language for engineering, through discussions, meetings and analysis of engineering issues.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex engineering text in English

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on engineering issues, give his/her opinion, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            Students will select issues that interest them, determine key aspects related to the issue in question, and then prepare discussions or meetings in groups. Online resources & links, plus articles and vocabulary will be provided to help.

            PROPOSED LIST OF ISSUES

            Energy policies

            Space energy

            Shale gas

            Renewable energy

            Nuclear power plant security

            Water

            Sand mining

            Space travel

            Engineering in Sport

            Planned Obsolescence Cybercrime

            Financial engineering

            Engineering Entrepreneurship - Turning ideas into innovative products & start ups

            Sustainable development

            Ethics in engineering

            Bioethics

            Engineering issues in the news

            Engineering & Science in Fiction

            or suggestions from students

            This is a discussion class. The objective is to practise talking correctly and effectively in English about engineering or science subjects, not to learn these subjects. The teacher is not a specialist, so she will depend on students to explain relevant concepts or theories when necessary and to control the scientific accuracy of each discussion.

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            Professor(s):

            • Katrina DREW
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            Urban Cultures - AN225

            1. Course Content

            The city, whether celebrated or damned, is not simply a backdrop for the action, but a real presence. The urban environment exerts a strong influence on the shape and style of any story unfolding within its’ boundaries.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - improve their understanding of the urban influence present in literature, films, the press and music and how the urban environment is perceived

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a variety of issues, give his/her opinion, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Course Content

            The module provides a « view » of the American city through literature, film, the press and music.

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            Professor(s):

            • Florence MAYO-QUENETTE
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            New Trends in American Cinema - AN226

            1. Course Overview

            Not since the heady days of the seventies - the Golden Age of Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg and De Palma - has a generation of film-makers emerged who are as uniquely talented as the new wave of film-makers in America today. The module takes a closer look at what is happening today in American independent film.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - improve their understanding of recent developments and trends in the Amercian Independant film industry.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a variety of issues, give his/her opinion, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            The module is very muched on oral communication and listening skills. Screenplays will be studied throughout the module.

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            Professor(s):

            • Florence MAYO-QUENETTE
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            Rhetoric in Action - AN227

            1. Course Overview

            "When the going gets tough, the tough get going".

            Right?

            What you just read is an example of one of the many rhetorical tools that debaters and decision-makers have used for over two thousand years.

            The study of rhetoric is making a big comeback in the English-speaking world, and this course is your chance to put the lessons and tools it has to offer into action in a way that will challenge and improve your English skills.

            2. Comptencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal use of rheteroric in a wide of variety of contexts ranging from politicians to writers,

            - adopt rheteroic tools so as to challenge and improve English skills,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Course content

            The module is very much geared to learning from the professionals. For example, we will see how Barack Obama has employed - to great effect - the toolkit that the Roman philosopher-politician Cicero developed in the dying days of the Roman republic.

            In addition to offering students the chance to pick up tricks from successful English-language orators past and present (which will develop students' ear for good English), this course will give them the chance to try these strategies out for themselves in in-class exercises including real debates and speeches.

            Your teacher and guide, who has first-hand experience of rhetoric both as a political journalist and as a writer, will help you to learn about the pearls of wisdom in rhetorical theory, and how we can put them into practice to our advantage.

            This course is a great opportunity to improve your ability to wield the English language skilfully. When, for example, is it most effective to use the past, the present, or the future tense, or the passive or active voices? We will also discuss the rhetoric of successful writing in English, notably thanks to George Orwell's timeless advice on the matter.

            From Shakespeare to Abraham Lincoln, from Winston Churchill to JFK, and from Barack Obama to the latest generation of orators, we will study the best moments of English rhetoric and put them into action in a practical way.

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            Professor(s):

            • Adam MITCHELL
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            Critical Thinking - AN228A

            1. Course Overview

            This course is an exercise in slow reading, critical thinking, and creative writing. Our past has come to us in the form of texts. They establish truths and falsehoods but we who live today can critically assess or even challenge them.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand, decrypt and analyse the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Course content

            We will read abridged versions of some of the most important texts written in English, in philosophy, sociology, technology, science journalism, political theory, art criticism, poetry and prose. What were the authors’ thoughts? Why did they use this particular language? What are the concealed assumptions, biases, empirical or theoretical foundations, references, choices made by the authors, from punctuation to doctrine? Slow reading and careful analysis will help to reveal a wonderful world of English writing.

            To get a better sense of current debates, we will listen to audio and video recordings and discuss the rhetoric and the strategy used by a professor, a student asking a question, or a technological entrepreneur speaking in public. We will get to read leading intellectual publications like the New Yorker or the New York Review of Books.

            Last but not least, we will learn how to write a critical and creative blog entry or a short article.

            Examples of topics discussed in class:

            • What is justice?

            • Is the scientist a special kind of person?

            • Do we reach happiness via action or contemplation?

            • What is the responsibility of an engineer?

            • Is artificial intelligence dangerous?

            • What connects a poem with a painting or a football game with anthropology?

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            Professor(s):

            • Alexei GRINBAUM
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            Critical Thinking - AN228B

            1. Course Overview

            This course is an exercise in slow reading, critical thinking, and creative writing. Our past has come to us in the form of texts. They establish truths and falsehoods but we who live today can critically assess or even challenge them.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand, decrypt and analyse the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Course content

            We will read abridged versions of some of the most important texts written in English, in philosophy, sociology, technology, science journalism, political theory, art criticism, poetry and prose. What were the authors’ thoughts? Why did they use this particular language? What are the concealed assumptions, biases, empirical or theoretical foundations, references, choices made by the authors, from punctuation to doctrine? Slow reading and careful analysis will help to reveal a wonderful world of English writing.

            To get a better sense of current debates, we will listen to audio and video recordings and discuss the rhetoric and the strategy used by a professor, a student asking a question, or a technological entrepreneur speaking in public. We will get to read leading intellectual publications like the New Yorker or the New York Review of Books.

            Last but not least, we will learn how to write a critical and creative blog entry or a short article.

            Examples of topics discussed in class:

            • What is justice?

            • Is the scientist a special kind of person?

            • Do we reach happiness via action or contemplation?

            • What is the responsibility of an engineer?

            • Is artificial intelligence dangerous?

            • What connects a poem with a painting or a football game with anthropology?

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            Professor(s):

            • Alexei GRINBAUM
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            Spoken English - AN229A

            1. Description

            When people ask you if you know a foreign language, the question they invariably ask you is if you speak it. “Do you speak English?” and “Parlez-vous français” are the common questions. Arguably, speaking is the most important and most useful skill when learning a foreign language. This module focuses on precisely that. The main aim of the course will be to increase fluency and make the student's level of English more authentic.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            A wide range of activities, ranging from role-play and pair-work to presentations and group discussion allowing students to impove fluency. The classes will be centred on certain themes, which can be decided at the beginning of the semester. The module will also include exercises to help the student's English more authentic. Spoken English is distinct in many ways from written English – to some extent it has its own grammar and vocabulary, and this is something that will be looked at too. There will also be some work on accent and phonetics. Particular attention will be paid to the rhythm of the English language, and the way words and sentences are accentuated. For example, did you know that you can give the simple sentence “Do you speak English?” four completely different meanings just by varying the stress pattern?

            Finally, the other skills will not be neglected completely. Good pronunciation is very much linked to having a “good ear” for the language, so there will be an important listening element to the class; written texts will be used to read from for pronunciation work and as the basis for discussion; and writing is an excellent way of assimilating lessons learned during the class. The focus, though, will be on improving your oral communication skills.

            0 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Mike MARQUES
            • Silvina SENN SPUCCHES
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            TOEIC - AN229B

            1. Description

            When people ask you if you know a foreign language, the question they invariably ask you is if you speak it. “Do you speak English?” and “Parlez-vous français” are the common questions. Arguably, speaking is the most important and most useful skill when learning a foreign language. This module focuses on precisely that. The main aim of the course will be to increase fluency and make the student's level of English more authentic.

            2. Competencies to be developed

            The student will be able to :

            - understand the principal concrete and abstract ideas in a complex text in English, including technical exchanges in his/ her speciality.

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Detailed Programme

            A wide range of activities, ranging from role-play and pair-work to presentations and group discussion allowing students to impove fluency. The classes will be centred on certain themes, which can be decided at the beginning of the semester. The module will also include exercises to help the student's English more authentic. Spoken English is distinct in many ways from written English – to some extent it has its own grammar and vocabulary, and this is something that will be looked at too. There will also be some work on accent and phonetics. Particular attention will be paid to the rhythm of the English language, and the way words and sentences are accentuated. For example, did you know that you can give the simple sentence “Do you speak English?” four completely different meanings just by varying the stress pattern?

            Finally, the other skills will not be neglected completely. Good pronunciation is very much linked to having a “good ear” for the language, so there will be an important listening element to the class; written texts will be used to read from for pronunciation work and as the basis for discussion; and writing is an excellent way of assimilating lessons learned during the class. The focus, though, will be on improving your oral communication skills.

            0 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Mike MARQUES
            • Silvina SENN SPUCCHES
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            Introduction to U.S. Literature - AN230

            1. Course content

            We will go on a literary journey through the United States. Using short stories, fiction, articles and songs from some of the most acclaimed contemporary and classic American authors, we will try to understand this vast, complex nation and its people.

            2. The student will be able to :

            - use a variety of works from contemporary and classic American authors to gain a better understanding of the USA and its population,

            - communicate fluently and in a spontaneous manner thus allowing regular interaction with native speakers without strain for either one or the other.

            - express themselves clearly and precisely on a wide range of subjects, give his/her opinion on a current issue, explain the advantages and disadvantages for different possibilities.

            3. Course content

            This is a discussion-oriented class for people who like to read.

            Each week you will be expected to read and prepare your reading assignment using a specially designed "reader's guide" with key questions and vocabulary to help you. Each class will center entirely around a discussion of the reading, your reactions, and questions. We will compare and contrast the various works and focus on common themes. The only written work will be for the final exam - an open-book, take-home essay.

            Dedication and participation will be richly rewarded. Free and creative thought are encouraged.

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            Professor(s):

            • Chantal SCHUTZ
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            Required minimum level of English : TOEIC 785, TOEFL IBT 87, IETLS 6.5 - ANNiv2

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            Introduction to psychoanalysis 1 - CL211

            This course is intended to be an introduction to psychoanalysis viewed as a key to understand not only human psyche but also our modernity. Focused on the first years of an individual's life and especially on how an individual builds up "ties" linking him to the rest of the world, this approach will enable students to deepen their knowledge of Freudian literature and to discover the most recent scientific works dealing with psychological issues. The approach will be centered on the Oedipus complex.

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Pascale PILLET
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            Ethics, Science and Technology - CL212

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Alexei GRINBAUM
            • Vincent BONTEMS
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            Epistemology 1 - CL213

            This course aims to provide students with solid basics in philosophy of science, the word "science" referring to human sciences as well as to exact sciences, insofar as the former demand approaches and ways of reasoning quite different from the ones used by the latter. Then, the course focuses on one specific field, namely psychology: the debate about whether this is a science or not remains quite intense, as is particularly perceptible in the controversy around the status of the cognitive sciences.

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Alexis ROSENBAUM
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            Religions of the book - CL214

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Jean-Pierre BESSIS
            • Jacques ARNOULD
            • Géraldine ROUX
            • Pascale BERMON
            • Emilie TARDIVEL
            • France FARAGO
            • Paul MIRAULT
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            About diasporas - CL215

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Hélène LEBAIL
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            Geopolitics 1 - CL216

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Jérôme HÉLIE
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            Geopolitics of the Middle East 1 : the United States and the Arab-Muslim area - CL217

            This course deals with the complex history of the relationships between the United States and the Arab-Muslim area. The students have to watch and analyse in a critical way a number of documentaries of all sources (American, European, Arab, Israeli, etc.). This course aims to provide them with all the historical references enabling them to understand the basis of today's geopolitics in the Middle East.

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Alexandre DEFAY
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            suppressed - CL218

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Vincent BONTEMS
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            Short Story Competition - CL219

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Laurence DECRÉAU
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            Introduction to psychoanalysis 2 - CL221

            IDEM CL211

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Pascale PILLET
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            Ethics, Science and Technology - CL222

            Idem 212

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Vincent BONTEMS
            • Alexei GRINBAUM
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            Epistemology 2 - CL223

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Alexis ROSENBAUM
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            Geopolitics of India - CL224

            As the geopolitical weight of India increases, it is necessary to offer to engineering students who may have to work with India later the opportunity to discover India's history, multilinguistic society, cultural achievements (architecture, music, cinema...).

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Dêva VILLEROY
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            Introduction to sociology - CL225

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Cynthia COLMELLERE
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            Geopolitics 2 - CL226

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Jérôme HÉLIE
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            Geopolitics of China - CL227

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Alexandre DEFAY
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            Philosophy and Religions of Far East - CL228

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Jean-Pierre BESSIS
            • Romain GRAZIANI
            • D. TROTIGNON
            • Eric VINSON
            • M. ANGOT
            • Fr GIRARD
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            Communication intensive workshop : - COM2

            1.Course Overview

            The second year communication course is focused on the world of business and job interviews. The main aim of the course is to prepare students for job interviews, teaching them how to describe themselves to their best advantage. The course will very much be based on their summer internship "stage d'operator".

            2. Competences to be developed :

            The student will be able to:

            - Prepare themselves when meeting a recruter (how to present themselves and talk about their experiences (professional, associative,...) in a positive manner

            - Define their profil and align it with the competencies required for a position,

            - Write a resume and cover letter

            3. Detailed program

            The communication course runs from Tuesday to Friday in September.

            The consultants will seek to embed theory and practice basing their teaching on various business scenarios (role plays, simulations ...) which will be analysed and commented upon.

            The last day, Friday will be partly devoted to individual interviews with a consultant and a recruiter. Each interview will last 20 minutes.

            1 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Corinne KALFON
            • Pierre OLLIER
            • Jean-Yves POITRAT
            • Alexis BRODSKY
            • Sandrine GULBENKIAN
            • Martine BEAULIEU
            • Pierre DE SAINT-ALBIN
            • Céline BERREBY
            • Isabelle SPITERI
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            Communication intensive workshop / alternative admission - COM2_AST

            1 ECTS

            Professor(s):

            • Bruno FOSSEMALE
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            Sport - SP200

            2 ECTS

            Professor(s):

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            TOEIC - TOEIC200

            0 ECTS

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