DIPLOMACY AND STATECRAFT

POL2DPS

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit provides an introduction to the theory and practice of modern diplomacy. It draws on the diplomatic practices of the major powers, with a particular focus on American diplomacy and foreign policy, but also examines examples from the Asia-Pacific and Europe. The unit covers the historical evolution, context and legal framework of diplomacy, the key functions it plays, the place of multilateralism and of coercion in contemporary diplomacy and the way in which globalization is and is not changing modern diplomacy. The unit concludes with three case studies which put the ideas examined earlier in the unit into specific experiences. These change from year to year, in 2013 it will examine the end of the Cold War, the 1999 bombing of Kosovo and the decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKumuda Simpson-Gray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites POL1SNS and POL1EEH; This subject is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations degree (ABIR) or Bachelor of Laws/International Relations course (LWLINT).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Relations (ABIR) degree. Second-year level core subject for ABIR

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To be able to critically analyse and report on the international political, economic and security environment.

Activities:
Essay and examination writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. To be able to read and research critically on modern diplomacy.

Activities:
Preparation for tutorial discussions, gruop class presenation, essays and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. To be able to reason in an informed way regarding modern diplomacy and statecraft;

Activities:
Tutorial discussions, group class presentations, essays and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. To describe the principles and practices of modern diplomacy and statecraft;

Activities:
Lectures, tutorial discussions, group class presentation essays and exams
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael O'Keefe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Diplomatic Campaign (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
Ministerial Brief (equivalent 500 words)10 03, 04
Take-home exam (1500 words)40 01, 03, 04