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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP4065250, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IA2447, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FINANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction French
Branch Univ. Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/06 Applied Economics 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Examination methods: There is a wide range of evaluation approaches. These approaches concern formative and summative objectives. This is in line with targeted learning outcomes that focus on knowledge and insights, application skills and communication in a balanced way.
The variety of evaluation approaches is also due to the fact that the courses are offered in combinations with different study programs belonging to different universities.
The first group of exams is written and usually, essays are written. This type of evaluation allows a more creative and research-oriented approach. When the essay reflects student research, it must show the ability to clearly formulate research questions, organize and conduct research, apply appropriate methods, be able to collect data in the field and analyze that data.
Next, students must be able to discuss the results and include them in the broader scientific debate. Furthermore, the structure and writing of the essay must comply with the correct and academic writing rules. In many cases, the evaluation of the process, peer evaluation and/or presentation are related to the quality of the essay writing.
The second group of exams is implemented orally. This way they can be customized and are more interactive. Many courses have a policy of oral exams as a standardized procedure (questions, presentation, peer/self-assessment). This allows students to express themselves actively and dialogically.
Oral exams are particularly suited to test understanding/insights and the application of knowledge as they encourage students to produce clear communication and express their personal attitudes. As for the essays, an integrative oral evaluation allows a more creative and research-oriented approach.
Intermediate evaluations are generally used in an educational way to provide students with timely feedback, while final evaluations are used in a summative manner. Peer evaluation results can influence an individual's final grade.
Course unit contents: The main subjects covered in this course include:
- The real story of the "national" money.
- Disinformation about money in Modern times.
- Societal, ecological and psychological consequences of conventional money.
- Why so many monetary and financial crashes?
- What can be done to avoid them?
- Monetary innovations are already operational today: community, B2B, and governmental currencies.
- Criteria to design a new complementary currency system.
- Opportunities and difficulties in innovating in the monetary domain.

Concerning instructional mode and methods, this program combines:
- Direct Instruction by core faculty.
- Indirect Instruction through the required reading materials related to the learning outcomes, and guidance in finding and sharing other relevant materials.
- Money games (Moneta Money Game, Sindbad & Ali Baba Game, Ecopolis Game among others) that provide a direct experience of the emotional and behavior patterns generated by different money systems.
- Interactive Instruction through peer-to-peer discussion Workgroups.

The learning process includes the following main tools
- Readings: For each course, readings are required. A student’s grade can be improved by doing optional readings in addition to those that are required.
- Workgroup conversations will address specific questions that will be presented for discussion, generally among the small cohort group to which you will be assigned.
- Feedback page: For each weekly course block a feedback sheet is provided. These evaluation sheets will be graded by faculty and returned to the students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)