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Course 2019-2020 a.y.

20508 - GOVERNMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: TRENDS AND CAREERS

GIO
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 14

GIO (3 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
VALENTINA MELE

Classes: 14 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 14: VALENTINA MELE


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The mission of this course is to explore the evolution in the role and nature of public and international organizations and the skills required as manager, economist or policy expert - in both sectors. The course provides a toolkit for GIO students including an introduction to recent trends in the professional opportunities and challenges in the GIO-specific professional areas (business-government relations, public organizations, international organizations and NGOs), an introduction to current geopolitical trends and how they influence the role of public and international organizations and some key soft skills to work in teams in a diverse and challenging environment.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Evolutions in the paradigms on the role and nature of public and international organizations.
  • Current professional challenges and opportunities in national and international organizations.
  • Current geopolitical trends and hw they affect national and international organizations.
  • Acknowledging diversity and conducting successful team projects.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the changes in the role and nature of public and international organizations and the professional opportunities and challenges to work as manager, economist or policy expert - in both sectors.
  • Identify current geopolitical trends and explain how they influence the role of public and international organizations.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Analyse trends in geopolitics, to interpret  the changes in the role of international and national organizations and to connect these to professional challenges and opportunities.
  • Develop soft skills aimed at strengthening teamwork in diverse settings.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS
  • Guest speakers are GIO alumni selected to share with the students their own career path, the specificities of their professional tasks and environment and the basic skills needed for their role.
  • Interactive class activities include a simulation 'diversity ice-breaking' aimed at developing soft-skill.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
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    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    A take-home individual assignment (pass/fail) assesses the ability of students to reflect on the contents of the course and foster their “sense-making” analysis and interpretation of the lenses and concepts discussed and practiced in class. 


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Slides and materials are uploaded on the web-learning.

    Last change 10/06/2019 17:57