• Offered by Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Diplomacy
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Diplomacy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Jochen Prantl
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2019
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This Course provides students with a systematic introduction to the United Nations as a family of organisations facilitating complex patterns of diplomatic engagement in the 21st Century.  It opens with a discussion of the emergence of the United Nations then moves on to explore the structure and function of key United Nations organisation and finally examines the involvement of the United Nations in a range of complex endeavours such as humanitarian assistance, intervention, conflict management, and peacebuilding in disrupted states.  It concludes with a discussion of the prospects for reform of the United Nations system.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of how the United Nations system is organised and functions.
  2. Display effective analytical skills to work competently either in the United Nations offices or in diplomatic missions attached to the United Nations and its agencies.
  3. Use high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study in the diplomacy and politics of the United Nations and effectively communicate findings to both an academic and policy audience.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Essay - 2,000 Words (40) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Major Research Essay - 3,000 WOrds (50) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Participation in class Discussion (10) [LO 1,2]

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Workload

Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 20 hours per week.  This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6458 08 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 02 Aug 2019 In Person View

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