Spring 2020 - POL 472 F100

Diplomacy and Global Governance (4)

Class Number: 5274

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 5025, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department.



Examines diplomacy and its role in global governance. Introduces students to the theory and practice of diplomacy, both bilaterally and multilaterally, with particular emphasis on how interactions between state actors and non-state actors contribute to the resolution of global problems.


Course description:

Ce cours sert comme une introduction compréhensive à la diplomatie et la gouvernance mondiale. L’accent sera mis sur comment les interactions entre les états et les acteurs non étatiques contribuent à la résolution des problèmes mondiaux. Le cours est divisé en deux parties. La première partie introduit les grandes tendances théorétiques tandis que la deuxième propose un approfondissement des idées abordées en utilisant des cas d’études.

** This course is taught in French. **


  • Quizs (1% x 10) 10%
  • Examen 20%
  • Travail en groupe/participation (3.5% x 10) 35%
  • Ébauche du projet final 0%
  • Projet final (20% contenu, 5% qualité du français) 25%
  • Exposé oral 10%



There are no required textbooks for this course.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.
For details, see http://www.sfu.ca/politics/undergraduate/program/related_links.html and click on “Plagiarism and Intellectual Dishonesty” .

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html