Public Diplomacy

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public Diplomacy

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, International Politics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module will analyse historical and emergent roles of public diplomacy as the ?soft power? wing of American foreign policy. Key issues include: strategic communications and information warfare; the promotion of educational and cultural programmes; private/public networks and the role of non-state actors and NGOs in delivering and contesting public diplomacy goals; and the impact of new media technologies on public diplomacy. We will examine ways in which public diplomacy strategies are tied to (but also in tension with) foreign policy initiatives.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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