American Diplomacy (Amerikai diplomácia) in autumn 2017
Frenkil, Eric, Tue 17:00–18:30, R356, host: DAS (R306)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: AME-121
description & set texts
This course will explore key themes, cultures and institutions in American diplomacy. Students will put themselves in the shoes of American diplomats through live classroom simulations on bilateral planning and crisis management. The second half of the course will use Hungary as a case study to examine regional security, cultural diplomacy and domestic affairs. The course will finish with a look at the Trump presidency and issues impacting the future of American diplomatic practice. (No prerequisite is required.)
requirements & assessment
Grading is based on active class participation (30%) and preparation for the simulations (20%). Students will also complete an eight-page research paper showing how an institution, bilateral relationship or policy of their choice has changed in recent years. That paper will account for the remainder of the grade, specifically: structure and English composition (20%), quality of the argument (20%) and range of sources used (10%). Attendance is required as this is an interactive class.