Skip Navigation
 

IRLS613 - International Negotiation

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS613 Course ID: 3563 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is a study of the theory and literature on the history and practice of international negotiations for purposes of peace; mediation between opposing factions, groups, or states; settlement of hostilities; preemption; among other issues. The course includes contending approaches to international negotiations, their basic assumptions and methodologies, and their application to current conflict situations. The role of culture and cross-cultural communication in international negotiation is explored. Also included in the course is discussion and study of skills development in international negotiation.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Compare historic trends in international negotiation methods.

CO-2: Apply theories of conflict, war, mediation, and diplomatic negotiation to issues in the international political environment.

CO-3: Distinguish international peace agreements, preventative diplomacy, and legal regimes as applied to contemporary issues.

CO-4: Analyze the complexity and limitations of negotiating across cultures using varying levels of analysis.

CO-5: Assess the existing theories of causation on the potential for conflict.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 30 percent (Weeks 1-8)

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 3 or more classmates for full participation credit by Sunday at 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Discussion Forums – 30 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Specialized Project – 30 percent

This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task-based exercise. 12-15 pages. See Assignments in the classroom for more details.

Final Assignment – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

NameGrade %
Forum Discussions 30.00 %
Week One 3.75 %
Week Two 3.75 %
Week Three 3.75 %
Week Four 3.75 %
Week Five 3.75 %
Week Six 3.75 %
Week Seven 3.75 %
Week Eight 3.75 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Specialized Project Assignment 30.00 %
Specialized Exercise - Research Paper 30.00 %
Final Assignment 20.00 %
Final Assignment 20.00 %

Required Readings

  • External websites and other assigned readings are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.

  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.