COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
PIR 338 A 6 - - - 3 6
Lecturer and Office Hours: Niuton Mulleti Monday, 13:30-14:30
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: E-211, Friday, 14:30-17:15
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: The course aims at providing students with a comprehensive understanding of diplomacy as a discipline, diplomatic language and diplomatic law as well as at introducing students to the writing techniques and various types of texts used in diplomatic correspondence.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Definition of diplomacy, diplomat and diplomatic language.
2 History of diplomacy and basic terms related to diplomacy.
3 Diplomatic immunity and privileges.
4 Diplomatic sanctions. Establishment of consulates. Duties and categories of consuls.
5 Various diplomatic correspondence and texts. Guarantee letters, recall letters, Lettres De Cabinet and other correspondence.
6 Congratulations, Thank you, Condolences and Invitation messages. Agreements and Commercial Agreements.
7 Departure procedures and the departure of the Head of Mission.
8 Examples of notes, the exchange of the instruments of approval.
9 MIDTERM
10 Protocol, Memorandum of Understanding.
11 Temporary Notes, Declarations.
12 Diplomacy in the contemporary world.
13 Refusal responses and refusal of diplomatic communication.
14 Ultimatum and negotiation techniques.
Prerequisite(s): No
Textbook: Mary Jane McCaffree, Pauline Innis and Richard M. Sand. Protocol: The Complete Handbook of Diplomatic, Official and Social Usage, 25th Anniversary Edition. Durban House Press (2002).
Other References: No
Laboratory Work: No
Computer Usage: No
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Helps maintain international communication by using the diplomatic correspondence techniques in various contexts and time periods.
2 Analyzes the basic information concerning the concept and historical development of diplomacy.
3 Simulates the terminology used in diplomatic correspondence.
4 Examines the role of diplomatic correspondence in interstate relations.
5 Creates examples of diplomatic correspondence.
6 Makes use within context and effectively of the language and modes of expression as well as of the special words and phrases commonly used in diplomacy.
7 Controls the suitability of protocol rules as requested by diplomatic correspondence, diplomatic invitations and visits.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
20
Project
1
20
Final Exam
1
50
Attendance
10
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignments 1 9 9
Final examination 1 25 25
Other 0
Total Work Load:
150
Total Work Load/25(h):
6
ECTS Credit of the Course:
6