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Undergraduate | LTU-POL3DPO | 2024

Diplomacy, Leadership And Communication

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Start dates
29 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Diplomacy, Leadership And Communication

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Apply and demonstrate critical thinking, inquiry/research and problem solving skills in order to understand the dynamics of social change, generate new ideas and assess and manage risks.
    2. Contribute meaningfully to critical discussions and debates about the discipline of politics and the nature of political work, including the capacity to apply theory and locate and synthesise diverse knowledge resources.
    3. Demonstrate the innovative use of a variety of communicative and behavioural methods and skills relevant to politics, for example, written, visual and spoken communication, negotiation, persuasion and influence, time management, organisation.
    4. Collaborate and effectively communicate to develop creative ideas and solve complex political problems; develop skills in forging partnerships and networks that are the basis for effective political action.
    5. Apply ethical and cultural awareness in order to understand and achieve positive social change.

Entry requirements


Prerequisites: Students must have completed Level one or Level two POL subjects to the value of 15 credit points.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed POL3DOP (Doing Politics), or POL2DOP (Doing Politics) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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