Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Spring 2014



Course Number

DIPL 2103 AA

Course Description

The goal of this course is to examine the evolution of diplomacy from the earliest times to the present day. Students will learn about the use of diplomacy by nations, large and small, as an element of national power. The course will also deal with the practical aspects of diplomacy: how diplomats are recruited in different countries, their training and career progression; different types of work a diplomat performs in a mission abroad and at headquarters; the organization of missions and headquarters; the representational obligations of diplomats and the role of spouses. We shall also examine some selected case studies. It is expected of the students that they read the case studies and come prepared for a class discussion. I will attempt to invite some outside speakers to deliver lectures.