AIR349 - Diplomacy and the United Nations

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Dean Coldicott

Prerequisite:

At least two units at Level 2 in the International Relations major, or equivalent, or with the permission of the Unit Chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Seminar and 1 x 1 hour Class per week

Participation in Model United Nations Summit (on a Saturday during trimester – exact date will be advised in Week 1)

Content

This unit challenges you to put yourself in the shoes of a diplomat and negotiate a multilateral agreement at the United Nations. The unit explores the nature of diplomacy in a globalizing world and investigates the forms and effectiveness of a range of political and policymaking efforts to address current issues in world politics.

Throughout the unit, students work in small groups representing an assigned nation to establish a national position on a number of key issues and negotiate with other groups. These diplomatic efforts culminate in the Model United Nations Summit towards the end of the unit.

The unit will be delivered via a series of lectures, workshops and participation in a Model United Nations Summit (on-campus or via the Cloud).

Assessment

Class/Online Exercises 20%, approx. 800 words

Simulation, 40%

Report, 40%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

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