Phelma Formation 2022

Economic and societal issues - 3PMKEES2

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 20.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 1.5


The course is part of the general theme of "transition". Its main objective is to show the complexity defined as the interaction of technological, economic and societal issues. The course specifies a set of definitions, mechanisms and models necessary to understand the way in which the contemporary economy works and fits into our societies.

Contact Aurelie CATEL, Patrice PETITCLAIR, Alexandra RAEDECKER


Economic and social culture
Understanding of contemporary economic and social issues
Introduction to economic and sociological approaches
Introduction to the study of economic and social systems
Introduction to environmental issues

Reading texts: excerpts from social science classics, scientific and current affairs articles.
Reading statistics: historical and geographical evolution and comparison
Argumentation and synthesis: ability to scientifically defend a position




1st session: Written file (group of 6 students) + oral (5min) with presentation support
2nd session: Written assignment (based on one or more texts) - 1.5 hours without documents

100% Exam

Additional Information

Course list
Curriculum->1Y Core Curriculum->Semester 5
Curriculum->Common courses->Semester 5


P. Combemale, Les grandes questions économiques et sociales, La Découverte.
P.N. Giraud, Principes d’économie, La Découverte.
J. Tirole, Économie du bien commun, PUF.