The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy) (CCDS) has developed the Distance Learning department in order to offer and enable different programs to individuals who are interested in field of cultural diplomacy and related areas to have an opportunity to increase their knowledge and experience in this fascinating field. Each program includes four main courses, which are taught in our Masters and PhD programs. In addition, the program offers access to high profile guest lectures, reading material and professional networking opportunities to promote one’s own projects.
The courses will provide insights into how modern cultural diplomacy can be practiced in a wide variety of settings and contexts around the world. The key objectives of the program are to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of cultural diplomacy within the contemporary interdependent world.
The e-learning course on Cultural Diplomacy in Europe is designed to provide students with an in-depth insight into the political, economic, social, and cultural trends shaping Europe in the Twenty-First Century. The interdisciplinary curriculum explores the multifaceted dimensions of modern Europe, with a particular focus on the importance of Cultural Diplomacy in promoting intercultural relations at the local, national, and regional levels. Specific themes of the program include the ongoing process of European integration and the development of the European Union as both a regional organization and a key global player. In addition to acquiring a thorough understanding of present challenges and opportunities in the region, students will develop a sound knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of Cultural Diplomacy in contemporary world affairs. The course is ideal for those wishing to gain fresh perspectives in this fast-growing and field of study.
Program Curriculum & Structure
The courses have been designed in a flexible way to allow students to structure their instruction around their own schedules. Students will be required to do weekly readings and view lectures via the website; however, students can pace themselves according to their preferences. A final paper will be required, upon which the course grade will be based.
The program includes the following components:
Video lectures which students can watch at their convenience
Reading material relevant to the course’s different modules;
Online mentoring and assessments;
Final Paper to be completed within 90 days from the end of the course
The courses will be delivered via the e-learning platform module, a pedagogical tool designed to help participants meet the course's learning objectives through a self-paced study routine supported by multimedia, required and optional readings and a wealth of other information. Adapted specifically to full-time professionals, participants will learn by absorbing (reading), doing (exercises) and reflecting (relating to personal experiences).
Certificate/Accreditation - All students will be awarded an official certificate accredited by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy’s academic board upon completion of the program. Each certificate will be signed by members of the ICD Academy and Advisory Boards, which include high-level politicians, leading academics and renowned experts, all of whom are responsible for assuring the academic quality of each of the courses as well as the individual intellectual experience of each student. For those students who implement specific projects of cultural diplomacy or write exceptional final papers for their e-learning course it is possible for the student to request letters of recommendation from the ICD to assist in their career development.
Dates, Financials & Application Procedure
The next Programs will be conducted on: March 4th- 29h, 2013; April 1st-26th, 2013
Financials - The tuition fee for the program is 600 Euros (including 4 courses) to be paid upon acceptance to the program. The payment instructions will be sent to students together with the acceptance letter.
ICD link: www.ccds-berlin.de