- Code DIPL8006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Diplomacy
- Areas of interest International Relations, Policy Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Diplomacy
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Jochen Prantl
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2021
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This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. Remote (online) and in-person students participate in separate classes.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of how the United Nations system is organised and functions.
- 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.
- 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.
- Research Essay - 2,000 Words (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Major Research Essay - 3,000 Words (50) [LO 1,2,3]
- Participation in class Discussion (10) [LO 1,2]
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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.
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