INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 201 Introduction to Diplomacy Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 1 1325 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Hoda Dedić, Expert Dr. Hoda Dedić, PhD Hoda Dedić, Expert Dr.
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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the study of diplomacy through a general introduction to the history, the nature and the present state of studies of diplomacy. Also, students will be made familiar with the variety of work of a diplomat, the requirements for this work, and the different schools of diplomacy as used and implemented by different states. The course examines the role and practice of modern diplomacy. The issues in diplomatic practice will be explored.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course will attempt to provide insights understanding of diplomacy and processes of communication in the international society. With the help of practical exercises to simulate the work of diplomats and interactive lectures students have the opportunity to understand and learn how diplomacy works and the basic aims of diplomacy with significance to states.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Origins and Development of Diplomacy
  2. History of Diplomacy and Diplomatic Practice
  3. Diplomacy as an Instrument of the State
  4. International Law and Diplomacy
  5. Transition from the Classic to the Modern Diplomacy
  6. Globalized Diplomacy
  7. Regional Policies and Diplomacy
  8. EU as an Actor in Contemporary Diplomacy ;Multilateral Diplomacy and the UN System
  9. MID-TERM EXAM
  10. The Decision Process, Crisis and Risk Management
  11. Public Diplomacy- methods and impacts Cultural diplomacy
  12. Economic Diplomacy, Environmental Diplomacy
  13. Diaspora Diplomacy
  14. Criticism of Contemporary Diplomacy
  15. FINAL EXAM

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Problem solving
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework
    Midterm Exam(s)30
    Presentation10
    Term Paper20
    Attendance
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Develop expertise in practical diplomacy
    • Deepen the knowledge of European and international affairs
    • Enhance the professional and academic English communication skills
    • Develop assured effective presentation skills
    • Engage successfully in interviews with the media
    • Understand contemporary diplomatic issues
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • •Adam Watson, Diplomacy, The Dialogue Between the States
    • •Kishan S. Rana, 21st Century Diplomacy, A Practitioner’s Guide

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14114
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
    Preparation for Final Examination11515
    Assignment / Homework/ Project2525625
    Seminar / Presentation2525625
    Total Workload: 1325
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 53