Course Title: Global Diplomacy
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Global Diplomacy
Credit Points: 12.00
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019
Course Coordinator: Assoc Prof Julian Lee
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3440
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.16
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
You will explore the causes, course and consequences of the major events of modern international diplomacy, paying particular attention to how the art of diplomacy – defined simply as the moderating institution of international politics - has shaped and changed the world in which we live.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes
In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
- Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study.
- Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems.
- Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated
with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks.
- Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles.
- Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings.
- Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professionalised settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity.
- Apply concepts and techniques of security analysis and strategic thinking to contemporary global security challenges
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- place current issues and major forces shaping contemporary diplomacy in an historical and international perspective;
- analyse and interpret foreign policy documents, including ministerial speeches, press releases and official reports;
- identify and design new directions and solutions in preventative diplomacy and peace and conflict resolution.
Overview of Learning Activities
Learning activities will include interactive workshop activities focusing on group-based discussion and problem solving tasks.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
The assessment is designed to develop your capability to identify research issues and design and plan diplomatic solutions as the basis for further involvement in the business of international diplomacy, including defence, foreign affairs and trade.
Major research essay (50%) (CLO1, CLO2, CLO5)
Take home exam (50%) (CLO3, CLO4, CLO5)
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services f you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.