|Degree Code:||R140||Degree Name:||DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES|
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Diploma in International Studies
Approved by Senate in 2006 Last Revision 2010
International studies traditionally remains central to international peace and security. These components which include international security, diplomacy and conflict management, are integral in international studies. The Diploma in International Studies is intended to introduce international studies. The programme intends to provide a knowledge of the theory and practice of international studies to students and professionals alike engaged in international security and related practices in the country and the region.
1.1 Course Objectives
The Diploma in International Studies will:
1.1.1 Expose students to the overall framework of international Studies
1.1.2 Acquaint students with the key issues and approaches in international
1.1.3Acquaint students with new developments in international Studies.
2.0 Entry Requirements
The common admission regulations governing diploma courses in the University of Nairobi shall apply.
The entry requirements for the Diploma in International Studies shall be:
3.0. Credit Transfer and Exemptions
3.1. No candidate shall be allowed to transfer more than one third of the total number of 8 taught course units.
3.2 No candidate shall transfer credits for research methodology and the project paper.
3.3 The point of entry into the programme for candidates shall be approved by Senate on recommendation of the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies Board and shall be based on the qualification of the candidate.
3.4 A candidate seeking exemption shall apply through the Director, Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, to the Academic Registrar University of Nairobi, indicating the course units and supported by relevant documents. Such a candidate may be required to sit and pass an examination in that course unit.
3.4. Applications for exemption shall be considered only after an applicant has paid an exemption fee.
4.0 Course Structure and Duration
4.1 Face- to- Face mode of study
4.2 Open, Distance and eLearning Mode of study
(vii) The programme shall run for a minimum of two semesters of 24 weeks each and a maximum of four semesters from the date of registration.
5.0 Course Outline
The programme is spread over one year as shown below:
RMA 091 Introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis 45 hrs
RMA092 Issues in International Law 45 hrs
RMA 093 Introduction to International Relations 45hrs
RMA 094 Introduction to Social Science Research Methods 45 hrs
Year I, Semester II
RMA 095 Issues in National Security Studies 45 hrs
RMA 096 Introduction to International Security Studies 45 hrs
RMA 097 Diplomacy of Conflict Management 45 hrs
RMA 090 Project paper 45 hrs
6.0. Examination Regulations
6.1. The examinations will be governed by the examination regulations of the University of Nairobi
6.2. For the Diploma in International Studies in, a candidate will be required to pass in all the prescribed units taken.
6.3. Each course unit shall be examined by a two-hour written examination at the end of each semester
6.4. The written examinations shall constitute 70% of the marks in each course unit, while the course work shall constitute 30%
6.5. Course work shall comprise of continuous assessment in each course unit.
6.6. The pass mark shall be 40%
6.7. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in any course unit shall sit a supplementary examination within three months after the examinations.
6.8. A candidate may sit for supplementary examinations for a maximum of two times.
6.9 A candidate who fails the second supplementary examination shall on the recommendation of the Institute Board and approval by Senate be allowed to repeat the course unit.
6.10. Any supplementary examination shall be marked out of 100% but the pass mark shall be 40%.
6.12 Examination Regulations for the Project paper:
7.0 Award of Diploma
A candidate who satisfies the examiners in all the examinations shall on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners and Approval of Senate be awarded the
Diploma in International Studies according to the following classifications:
70% - 100% Distinction
60% - 69% Credit
50% - 59% Pass
40% and below
RMA 091Introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis
Introduction to Foreign Policy , Evolution, Definition and meaning of Foreign Policy, Single country and Dynami5c Foreign Policy, Comparative Foreign Policy, Second Generation Foreign Policy Analysis, The Foreign Policy System, Foreign Policy Decision-making Process, The role of Foreign Policy in the International System, Foreign Policy and non- state actors, Models Of Foreign Policy Analysis, Influences of Foreign Policy decision making, The Conduct of Foreign Policy, Psychological Approaches to Foreign Policy, Anthropological Approaches to Foreign Policy, The Tools of Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy and National Interests, Foreign Policy and National Security, Foreign Policy execution, regional relations and Foreign Policy, Foreign Policies of selected States, Foreign Policies of selected States.
RMA 092 Introduction to Issues in International Law
Introduction to International Law, Sources of International Law, Subjects of International Law, Theories of International Law, Relationship between International and Municipal Law, Relationship Between International Law(IL) and International Relations (IR),International Institutions, Law of Treaties ,International Humanitarian Law, International Law of Refugees, Law of the Sea, Law of Air, Law of Outer Space, Use of force in International Law, Peaceful settlement of disputes in International Relations, Resource sharing in International Law, Foreign Policy execution, regional relations and Foreign Policy, International Law of Natural Resources, Legal status of UN Resolutions, Intervention in International Law, Extradition Law.
RMA 097 Introduction to Diplomacy and the Management of Conflict
Introduction to diplomacy and the management of conflict 1L,Introduction to diplomacy and the management of conflict 2,The Historical Development of Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy, Rules in the Process of Diplomacy, The Documents of Diplomacy, The Process of Bilateral Diplomatic Negotiations, The Process of Multilateral negotiations, Actors, Issues and Interests in Conflict, Paradigms of Conflict, The conflict Cycle& early warning system, Internationalization of conflict and conflict system, An Overview of Modes of third party Intervention in Conflict, The Theory and Practice of International Mediation, Diplomacy of regional and Sub-regional Organizations in Conflict Management, Diplomacy of environmental Conflict, Diplomacy of ethnic conflict Management, Theories about causes of conflict, Theories and Types of war, Causes of War, UN and Conflict, The Diplomacy of Violence: Foreign Policy and War, Diplomacy, Conflict and the Media, Management of the foreign Policy & Diplomacy (I),Management of the foreign Policy & Diplomacy (2),Case Study.
RMA 093 Introduction to Issues in International Relations
Introduction to International Relations, Theoretical and Analytical Approaches in International Relations, Emergence of the State, The First Debate in IR, The second Debate in IR, The Third Debate in IR, Critical Theory in IR, International Regimes, International Organization, Balance of Power, International Security, International Economic Relations, The making of the Global Order IR, Globalization, Regional Integration, North-South Debate, International Relations of Energy, Hegemonic Stability, Economic Nationalism, The Role of Multinational Corporations, Globalization of Democracy.
RMA 094Introduction to Approaches Social Science Research Methods
Definition, Types and Approaches to Social Science Research Methodologies, Research Instruments, Data Collection, Types of Data Collection and their use in Social Science Research, Sampling, Meaning and us in Data Collection, Sample Survey, Data Analysis, Variables, Categories, Hypothesis testing ,Modeling and Simulation, Words in Social Science, The Philosophy of Positivism, The Behavioral Revolution, The Criteria of Validity, Pluralism, Explanation and prediction in social Science, Epistemological Problems of Historical Analysis.
RMA 096 Introduction to International Security Studies
Introduction to international security studies ,Introduction to international security studies Theories in security studies, Theories in security studies, The Military Sector, The environment sector, The societal sector and international security, The economic sector, Political sector, The international system and security ,Regional security, Security complexes & Dilemmas, Defence dilemmas, Institutions and organs of International security, International terrorism and security, Disarmament and International security Weapons of mass destruction and international security, Science, technology warfare and international security, Security communities, Africa peace and security architecture, Organisation and roles of East Africa Standby Brigade, Emerging Issues in International Security ,Deterrence in International Security ,Case Studies.
RMA 095 Introduction to National Security Studies
Introduction to national security studies ,Approaches to the study of national security Approaches to the study of national security ,Security dilemmas, Emerging dimensions of National security, Internal aspects of national security ,External aspects of national security ,Regional and sub-regional dimensions of National security ,Insurgency in national security ,Insurgency in national security ,Terrorism and national security ,Civil military relations in Kenya ,Intelligence in national security ,Intelligence in national security ,Campaign planning for national security ,National security challenges ,Security and the constitution ,Foreign policy and national security ,Economic aspects of national security, National security strategy (Grand Strategy) ,Media, public opinion and national security ,National instruments of power ,National security interests ,Long range planning in national security, Maritime threats and national security.
RMA 098 Project paper (equivalent to 1 unit)
The project paper is to be undertaken by all students in any area of international relations. It must not exceed 10,000 words. The research topic must be formally approved. The project should be done during the second semester of the programme. Students must have done Social Science Research Methods RMA 094 before undertaking the research project.