Some people are born diplomats. They can resolve any crisis and charm their way out of any tight situation. Fortunately, these are skills that can be acquired. Learn the silver art of international persuasion and open the door to a global career.
Political and economic problems today invariably transcend national and international boundaries yet the dynamics of the contemporary international environment, its complexity and interconnectedness, presents an array of challenges for policy analysts, decision makers and scholars alike.
The Programme is intended to elucidate the role of cooperation, collaboration, foreign policy, international law and diplomacy among others as the main vehicles for systematically addressing the broad cluster of issues that affect the entire world and in particular, the most troubled hotspots, with regional consequences.
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (BIRDS) is a 3 year-long, full-time undergraduate course of study. It is a multi-disciplinary programme which has been designed for those engaged in, or planning to embark upon, a professional career requiring international expertise in government, non-profit, corporate or academic environments.
It equips students with the knowledge, skills, competencies and exposure they need in order to pursue a life in government, business and journalism and at international organizations and law firms, or to continue with graduate studies in political science and international relations.
The programme covers the fields of international politics, international economy, international law, comparative politics, diplomatic history, as well as diplomatic theory and practice.
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME|
|YEAR I||SEMESTER I|
|IRDS112||Introduction to Diplomacy|
|IRDS111||Introduction to International Relations|
|IRDS113||Negotiations and Mediation|
|BJC110||Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability|
|BIT110||Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies|
|IRDS114||Protocol and Etiquette|
|YEAR I||SEMESTER II|
|IRDS122||Government and Politics in Africa|
|IRDS128||The United Nations Systems|
|IRDS125||International Political Economy|
|IRDS129||Terrorism and Related Global Issues|
|YEAR II||SEMESTER I|
|IRDS211||Africa and International Relations|
|IRDS212||Conflict and Peace Studies|
|IRDS213||Public Administration and Management|
|IRDS214||Gender and International Relations|
|IRDS215||Regional Integration and Globalization|
|IRDS216||International Investment, Trade and Business Management|
|YEAR II||SEMESTER II|
|IRDS227||Advanced Theory of Diplomacy|
|IRDS222||Foreign Policy Analysis|
|IRDS223||Comparative Political Systems|
|IRDS224||International Politics of the Environment|
|IRDS228||Research Methods in International Relations|
|IRDS225||Conflict Resolution, Management and Transformation|
|IRDS226||Internship (During Recess)|
|YEAR III||SEMESTER I|
|IRDS312||Displaced Person and Forced Migration studies|
|IRDS313||International Justice Mechanisms and International Criminal Justice|
|IRDS314||International Politics, Media and Conflict|
|IRDS316||Global Geopolitical Analysis|
|IRDS317||Civil Military Relations|
|YEAR III||SEMESTER II|
|IRDS321||Ethics in International Relations|
|IRDS322||Africa and Contemporary International Security|
|IRDS323||Strategic Intelligence, Modern Warfare and Human Rights|
|IRDS324||Cyber Security and International Security|
|IRDS325||International Public Relations and Strategic Communication|
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