IR216 Foreign Policy Analysis

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR216 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 1 6 TU 13:00-14:50 TH 11:00-11:50 (BF1.8)
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mirsad Karic Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail mkaric@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Sen. Assist. Hamza Preljevic, MA Assistant E-mail hpreljevic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives "• To examine leading approaches to the study of foreign policy • To investigate the influence of international environment, state character, leadership, psychology and domestic factors • To improve skills of students in area of analysis and presentation of different topics"
Textbook Rourke, J. T. (2007). International politics on the world stage. McGraw-Hill Education: 12 edition. Smith, S. - Hadfield, A. - Dunne, T. 2016. Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 3rd Edition. Constantinou, C. M., Kerr, P., & Sharp, P. (2016). The SAGE handbook of diplomacy. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE. (available in PDF)
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Definy current foreign policy issues
  2. Interpret works connect with the foreign policy analysis
  3. Apply the foreign policy decision-making models
  4. Develop interpersonal and team working skills
Teaching Methods Lecturing, essays, student presentations, class simulation and discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course Introduction
Week 2 History and evolution of Foreign Policy Analysis Smith pp. 13-35 & Hudson pp. 1-37
Week 3 Movie review to be delivered via email
Week 4 An overview of the European countries' foreign policies: Challenges in the current context to be delivered in the class
Week 5 Levels of Analysis and Foreign Policy Rourke, J. T. (2007): pp. 64-100
Week 6 Overview of theories and Foreign Policy Analysis Smith pp. 35-113
Week 7 Midterm exam
Week 8 Actors, structure & foreign policy decision making Smith pp. 113-147
Week 9 Public diplomacy & The role of media and public opinion Smith pp. 168-206
Week 10 Economic statecraft/Quiz 1 Smith pp. 222-242
Week 11 The primacy of national security Smith pp. 206-222
Week 12 Great vs. Middle vs. Small powers diplomacy Constantinou, C. M. ... [et al]. (2016), p. 268-307
Week 13 Case study 1: Energy and foreign policy/Quiz 2 Smith pp. 451-476
Week 14 Case study 2: The Cuba missle crisis Smith pp. 263-291
Week 15 Review and Discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 2 20 1,2
Midterm 1 25 1,2
Presentation 1 12 1,3,4
Movie review 1 5 1,2
Participation 3 3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Midterm Exam 5 4 20
Presentation 4 2 8 Final Exam 6 5 30
Individual Learning 3 15 45 Movie review 2 1 2
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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