1. Introduction aux questions et aux méthodes des sciences cognitives : l’exemple de la prise de décision

2. Le bébé statisticien : développement cérébral et intuitions précoces

3. Mécanismes cérébraux de l’acquisition de la lecture

4. Mécanismes cérébraux des opérations mathématiques

5. L’analyse contemporaine du problème de la conscience

6. Les grands principes de l’apprentissage


Évaluation :

l’évaluation prendra la forme d'une série de QCM organisée après chaque séance

date limite à laquelle tous les QCM doivent avoir été passés est le 30 juin.

Langue du cours : Français

Credits ECTS : 2


Evaluation :

Le cours sera évalué sous la forme d'un examen de 2H.


Langue du cours : Français

Credits ECTS : 2



HSS301 : Sea and sailors

This course proposes a fuller understanding of the role played by the sea and seafarers in literature from Homer and the Odyssey up to the twentieth century.


The sea is not only a backdrop in literature. In many masterpieces of the Western canon, the sea is at the very heart of narrative development. It is a place that puts the human will to the test, thus revealing the true nature of men, for better or for worse. More often than not, the sea features as a living being, a character per se.


Oceans have provided opportunities for adventure, discovery, the pursuit of wealth, and encounters with other civilisations. The sea and seafarers have played a decisive part in cultural exchange, political conquest, and scientific knowledge. Studying them, we shall be carried into a history of crime, war, and death. We shall also find them functioning as pervasive metaphors in metaphysics and poetry, in music and painting.


The sea is the habitat of fascinating, awe-inspiring creatures that connect the natural with the supernatural. The sea is probably the best example of a threshold (in the twofold sense of limes and limen), of a border that keeps some people out and allows others in. It can also mark the frontline where holidaymakers enjoy – or not - the summer through life on the beach, an invention of the late-nineteenth century.


Based on multidisciplinary analyses, this course aims to discuss the multifarious aspects of the sea and of sailors in fiction.


I/        Maritime Empires : Athens, Venice, Portugal

II/       Outlaws of the ocean

III/     Nature and the supernatural



The Odyssey, Homer

The Persians, Aeschylus

The Metamorphoses, « Ceyx and Alcyone », Book 11, Ovid

The Lusiads, Camões

Robinson Crusoe, Defoe

« Ode on Venice », Byron

« On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic », Wordsworth

The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge

Moby Dick, Melville

Treasure Island, Stevenson

The Ebb-tide, Stevenson

Within a Budding Grove, Proust



HSS 301 offers students the opportunity to engage in study and discussion of some of the most significant texts of Western literature. Its purpose is to provide students an understanding of these works and their relation to the values of the time and the region in which they were produced. Some of the historical and critical issues commonly addressed in this course are the representation of reality in literature, changing views of human moral problems, and the building of Western culture including historical and national differences.