INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2016-2017

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
Davor Vuletić, Research Assistant Vuletić Davor, MSC Davor Vuletić, Research Assistant
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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. Preparation for MID-TERM EXAM
  8. MID-TERM EXAM
  9. Regional Policies and Diplomacy; EU as an Actor in Contemporary Diplomacy ;
  10. Multilateral Diplomacy and the UN System; The Decision Process, Crisis and Risk Management
  11. Public Diplomacy- methods and impacts; Cultural diplomacy
  12. Economic Diplomacy; Environmental Diplomacy
  13. Diaspora Diplomacy; Criticism of Contemporary Diplomacy
  14. Preparation for FINAL EXAM
  15. FINAL EXAM

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
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  4. Case study on the General directions for the implementation of foreign policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  5. Case study on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 and selected documents
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TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Student debates
  • Case Studies
  • Guest instructor
  • Use of educational films
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