E-Learning Programs in Cultural Diplomacy

E-Learning Program in Cultural Diplomacy & the New Media

Program Overview

Program Overview

The course focuses on the mutually constitutive influence between the practice of Cultural Diplomacy and the global media. We have seen in the past decade a rapid rise and development of the global media which enables events taking place at one end of the globe to reach and influence the other within a matter of minutes. In addition, the rise of social media has been a pivotal factor in enabling popular movements such as the recent Arab Spring.

With global exchange of information at such a large scale, now more than ever, a dialogue is needed to ensure information emerging from one culture will be properly understood by another culture. This program will analyze the applications of cultural diplomacy and the global media including: New Media, Citizen Journalism, 24h News, Social Networks, Commercial News, Public Relations and the Role of Advertising.

Structure & Methodology

The program is 4 weeks long in duration, consisting of video lectures alongside weekly readings and are all taught in English. Throughout their studies, students will have daily access to the CCDS faculty and will be provided with close guidance. Telephone conversations will be arranged with a faculty advisor throughout the duration of the program, in order to offer advice and guidance to students. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be required to write a 10 page final paper, which needs to be completed within 3 months, and upon which the course grade will be based. However, extensions for all deadlines are possible in order to maintain flexibility with students' professional or other obligations meaning that students can pace themselves according to their preferences.


The program is includes a total of 5 courses. Three of the courses are mandatory (consistent with all of the E-Learning programs) and 2 courses are elective and can be chosen from a selection of four additional courses, which are specifically designed for the thematic focus of the program.

The list below includes a list of mandatory and elective courses for program:

Mandatory Courses

Students of the program must take all courses listed below:
  • A1 - The History and Development of Cultural Diplomacy
  • A2 - Case Studies in Cultural Diplomacy
  • A3 - Future Trends & Applied Cultural Diplomacy

Elective Courses

Below you will find a list of the elective courses for the Program; 4 courses are offered. Students need to choose 2 courses; however students are welcome to take all 4 courses if they wish.

The list of elective courses for each of the programs is as follows:
  • Cultural Diplomacy and the New Media
  • The Use of Social Media and Citizen Journalism as Tools to Promote Global Human Rights
  • The Influence of the Digital Revolution on the Future of the Global Economy
  • The Role of the Global Media in Supporting Conflict Zone Mediation and Peace-Building