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PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE CENTRE

The Centre has four departments which offer long and short-term programmes. These departments are International Relations and Diplomacy, Economic Diplomacy, Foreign Languages and Communication Skills and Strategic Studies. The courses offered in the long-term programmes are classified into Core modules, which are a requirement for students specializing in a particular field, fundamental modules which provide basic skills, knowledge and principles appropriate in supporting the course and Elective modules, which are taken by students to either meet unit requirements or resulting out of student’s own interests. These programmes are organized on a semester system whereby two semesters of seventeen weeks each constitute one academic year. Each programme is made up of different courses offered by the four teaching departments at the Centre.

  1. Programme offered by the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy

The Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD) has been established to cater for the socio-economic and political needs during and after the liberalization struggles in Africa. One of the needs was and still is to offer training in International Relations and Diplomacy to produce both proactive and reactive professional workers who can respond to the newly emerging socio-economic and political changes facing the world today. In addition, the department produces graduands who can create self-employment capable of responding to societal needs. To meet these demands the DIRD offers courses which provide knowledge and skills appropriate to students’ future carrier in the following long-term programmes:

1. Long-term Programmes Offered

A Basic Technician Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA Level 4)

This is a one-year programme which aims at enabling graduates to apply the elementary knowledge and skills in International Relations and Diplomacy at work places. The graduates normally work under the close supervision of qualified professionals in public, private and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

 Semester One: Modules Offered

Code

Modules

IRT04103

Introduction to International Relations

 EDT04105

Basics of Economics

SST04108

Area Study

LCT04101

Basics of English

Semester Two: Modules Offered

 

Codes

Modules

IRT04204

Introduction to Diplomacy and Consular Practices

IRT04207

Introduction to Protocol and Etiquette

SST04202

Conflict and Security Studies

LCT04202

Basics of Communication Skills

An Ordinary Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA Level 5 and 6)

This is a two-year programme which aims at enabling graduates to apply knowledge and skills in International Relations and Diplomacy at work places. The graduates can work independently under the supervision of qualified professionals in public, private and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs).

First Year (NTA level 5) - Semester One: Modules Offered

 

Code

Modules

IRT05101

International Relations Practices

IRT05103

Diplomatic Relations Practices

IRT5106

Public International Law and Tanzania Foreign Policy

EDT05107

Principles of Economics

SST5104

Tanzania National Profile

LCT5109

English Skills for Diplomats

 

 

First Year (NTA level 5) - Semester Two: Modules Offered

 

Code

Modules

IRT05202

Conference Diplomacy

IRT05205

Conflict Resolution

EDT05208

Regional Economic Integration

EDT05211
SST05212

LCT052101
LCT052102
LCT052103
LCT052104

Business and Computer Studies
Life Skills
One of the following foreign Languages:
Arabic (beginner) I
French (beginner) I
Spanish (beginner) I
Portuguese (beginner) I

 

 

 

Second Year (NTA level 6) - Semester Three: Modules Offered

Code

Modules

IRT06101

Consular Relations and Diplomatic Visits

IRT06102

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Mission and Diplomatic Correspondence and Communication

EDT06106

Business Management and Management Practices

SST06104

National Interest

SST06205

Information Management for International Relations

 

LCT061031
LCT061032
LCT061033
LCT061034

One of the following foreign languages:
Arabic (intermediate) II
French (intermediate) II
Spanish (intermediate) II
Portuguese (intermediate) II

Second Year (NTA level 6) - Semester Four: Modules offered

 

Code

Modules

IRT06207

Field attachment

IRT06208

Field Paper

NOTE: Field attachment will be conducted in the first 12 weeks and Field Paper will be written in the last 5 weeks within the fourth semester.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Relations (PGD - MFR)

This is a one year programme which aims at enabling graduates to acquire higher professional knowledge and skills in International Relations and Diplomacy and apply them in work places. Graduates can handle complex and newly emerging problems in the community. 

Semester One: Modules Offered

 

 Code

 Modules

 IR300

International Relations and Multilateral Organizations

 IR302

 Diplomatic and Consular Practices

 IR307

  Conflict Resolution

SS300

Research Methodology

LC301

Communication Skills

LC302

One of the following foreign languages:
Arabic (beginner) I

LC303

French (beginner) I

LC304

Spanish (beginner) I

LC305

Portuguese (beginner) I

Semester Two: Modules Offered

 

Code

Modules

IR310

Tanzania Foreign Policy

IR304

Public International Law

IR303

Strategic Negotiations

SS320

International Security and Arms Control

 

LC310

One of the following foreign languages:
Arabic (intermediate) II

LC312

French (intermediate) II

LC315

Spanish (intermediate) II

LC316

Portuguese (intermediate) II

  

Semester Three: Modules Offered

 

Code

Modules

SS301

Research Paper

2. Short-term Programmes Offered by the Department

  • Commercial Diplomacy – for one week;
  • Entrepreneurship – for one week;
  • Scholarly Writing and Publishing of a Scientific Paper – for one week;
  • International Business Negotiation – for one week; and
  • Management of International Business – for one week.
  • Programmes offered by the Department of Strategic Studies

 

The Department of Strategic Studies (DSS) has been established to cater for societal needs in the fields of strategic, peace and security studies as well as a wide range of socio-economic and political needs. In a world of increased violent conflicts, the task of maintaining peace and taking effective measures for the prevention of conflicts has become important. The objective of this programme therefore is to impart knowledge and skills on how to manage peace and security. It exposes the participants to the complexities of organizing and managing multi-national Peace and security.

The Department coordinates the Southern African Defence and Security Management Network (SADSEM) in Tanzania. The SADSEM’s vision as pointed out earlier is to enhance the democratic management of defence and security functions through training, capacity building and networking.

Currently, the department does not offer independent courses; but collaborates with the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD) as well as the Department of Economic Diplomacy (DED) to offer its modules. Modules offered by the DSS in collaboration with other departments are:

(a) Basic Technician Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA level 4).

Semester One
SST 04108 Area Study: Africa

Semester Two
SST 04206 Conflict and Security Studies

(b) Technician Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA level 5).

Semester One
SST 05104 Tanzania National Profile

 

Semester Two
SST 05212 Life Skills

(c) Ordinary Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA level 6)

Semester Three
SST 06104 National interests
SST 06206 Information Management for International Relations
Integrated Field Practice Methods

(d) Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Relations (MFR) and Economic Diplomacy (ED)

Semester One
SS 300 Research Methodology

Semester Two
SS 320 International Security and Arms Control

Semester Three
Research Paper

D. Programmes Offered by the Department of Languages and Communication Skills

The Department of Languages and Communication Skills (DLCS) has been established to cater for Foreign Languages and Communications Skills. The DLCS was established in 1978 immediately after the establishment of the Centre for Foreign Relations. The objective of the department is to impart knowledge and skills to enhance communication through foreign languages. Currently the department offers five foreign languages namely English, Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Currently, the department does not offer independent courses; but collaborates with the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (DIRD) as well as the Department of Economic Diplomacy (DED) to offer its modules. Modules offered by the DLCS in collaboration with other departments are:

  • A Basic Technician Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA Level 4)

Semester One
LCT 04101 Basics of English

Semester Two
LCT 04202 Basics of Communication Skills

  • A Technician Certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA Level 5)

 

Semester One
LCT 05109 English Skills for Diplomats

Semester Two

Elective Course


LCT052101
LCT052102
LCT052103
LCT052104

Arabic (beginner) I
French (beginner) I
Spanish (beginner) I
Portuguese (beginner) I

  • An Ordinary Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy (NTA Level 6)

Semester Three

Elective Course


LCT061031
LCT061032
LCT061033
LCT061034

Arabic (intermediate) II
French (intermediate) II
Spanish (intermediate) II
Portuguese (intermediate) II

(d) A Postgraduate Diploma in Management of Foreign Relations (PGD – MFR) and Economic Diplomacy (PGD – ED)

Semester One
CS 300 Communication Skills

Elective Course
LC300 Arabic (beginner) I
LC302 French (beginner) I
LC305 Spanish (beginner) I
LC306 Portuguese (beginner) I

NB: Students are supposed to choose only one Foreign Language.

Semester Two
Elective Course
LC310 Arabic (intermediate) II                     
LC312 French (intermediate) II
LC315 Spanish (intermediate) II
LC316 Portuguese (intermediate) II