Undergraduate | LTU-POL3DPO | 2024
Diplomacy, Leadership And Communication
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Apply ethical and cultural awareness in order to understand and achieve positive social change.
- Political Language
- Politics in the Media
- Speech Writing
- Political Messaging
- Political Activism
- Decision Making
- Political Negotiations
Using examples from both global studies and domestic politics, this subject examines contemporary ideas and theories about diplomacy, activism, negotiation, leadership and communication in politics and policy-making to equip you with the skills to pursue a range of career avenues. Through a series of action-oriented readings, practical seminars and workshops, you will analyse and discuss different traditions, behaviours and practices in the field of politics. You will be encouraged to reflect upon what you have learned about politics throughout their degree, consolidate their knowledge and skills, and explore their practical applications. The modules in this subject are designed to help you develop real-world skills including include political leadership, political communication (written and visual), diplomacy and negotiation, and activism. You will be assessed over a variety of tasks including the production of a piece of written political communication, a short piece of political analysis, personal reflections and the production of a political campaign.
This is a level 3 subject. Please consider the subject pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- One campaign strategy document (200 words) worth 5% of grade. Students devise a campaign aimed at solving a political problem. Assessment involves presenting a presentation (700 word equivalent) through Padlet worth 10%. 5% grade is self reflection. (20%)
- One piece of political analysis in report format (equiv to 1000 words). Students will analyse a political issue and present their findings in a report format. (30%)
- One major political communication project & accompanying reflective journal entry (2,300 words). (50%)
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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.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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