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Bachelor 2020/2021

Global Diplomacy

Type: Elective course (Political Science and World Politics)
Area of studies: Political Science
When: 4 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Language: English
ECTS credits: 5

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course develops a framework for understanding the phenomenon of Global Diplomacy with particular focus on its history, main theories, types and models. Essentially the course is an introduction to the theory of Global Diplomacy with a special attention to theoretical and empirical approaches to debates in diplomacy so that students will have been exposed to the skills needed to analyze global diplomacy. After completing the course learners will have an understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics. Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World by the University of London (https://ru.coursera.org/learn/global-diplomacy)
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal is understanding of changes in diplomatic practices and procedures and the relationship of those changes to contemporary politics.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • student is able to work in team
  • Student is capable of taking part in information dissemination through various media and information channels (both mass and individual), as well as in information campaigns.
  • Able to conduct professional activities internationally
  • Able to efficiently communicate based on the goals and communication situations
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is Diplomacy?
  • Success and Failure in Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy in Action
  • The Qualities of a 'Good' Diplomat
  • Reflections on Diplomacy
  • Summary
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Online Course Assignments
    Assignments proposed by the MOOC
  • non-blocking Test
    the test is conducted at the final seminar
  • non-blocking Final Exam
    The written exam is conducted during the session week. The teacher may excuse the students from taking the final exam, which she / he must announce at the final seminar.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.5 * Final Exam + 0.3 * Online Course Assignments + 0.2 * Test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Black, J. (2010). A History of Diplomacy. London: Reaktion Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=342741

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Thakur, R., Cooper, A. F., & Heine, J. (2015). The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy. Australia, Australia/Oceania: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.592A6E86