AIR349 - Diplomacy and the United Nations

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided) and 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

In-person attendance requirements

Participation in Model United Nations Summit at the end of the 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).

Unit Fee Information

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