|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 10-12. Recommended prerequisite: Principles
of Government and Public Administration or Principles of Law, Public
Safety, Corrections, and Security. Students shall be awarded one credit
for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Government and Public Administration Career
Cluster focuses on planning and performing governmental functions
at the local, state, and federal levels, including governance, national
security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations.
(3) Foreign Service and Diplomacy provides the opportunity
for students to investigate the knowledge and skills necessary for
careers in foreign service. The course includes law, history, media
communication, and international relations associated with the diplomatic
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) communicate effectively with others using oral
and written skills;
(B) demonstrate collaboration skills through teamwork;
(C) demonstrate professionalism by conducting oneself
in a manner appropriate for the profession and workplace;
(D) demonstrate a positive, productive work ethic by
performing assigned tasks as directed;
(E) show integrity by choosing the ethical course of
action and complying with all applicable rules, laws, and regulations;
(F) demonstrate time-management skills by prioritizing
tasks, following schedules, and tending to goal-relevant activities
in a way that uses time wisely and optimizes efficiency and results.
(2) The student integrates knowledge and presentation
skills related to diplomacy and representing the United States to
host-country officials, media personnel, and traveling officials.
The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate the ability to provide host-country
officials with information on U.S. government and culture;
(B) demonstrate an understanding of organizing exchange
programs to familiarize future host-country decision makers with U.S.
institutions, customs, and culture;
(C) analyze the effectiveness of foreign support programs
and other efforts of U.S. economic, intelligence, and affiliate agencies;
(D) demonstrate how to address and respond to media
personnel on matters of U.S. policy raised in conjunction with visits
of U.S. officials; and
(E) demonstrate how to address and respond to media
personnel on matters of U.S. policy in reaction to unanticipated events.
(3) The student applies knowledge of foreign history,
law, geography, and natural resources to recommend new or modified
foreign service efforts. The student is expected to:
(A) describe responses of host-country personnel to
U.S. programs and official visits;
(B) analyze and report the impact of American travelers
and popular culture on a host country; and
(C) assess the impact of host-country responses to
(4) The student applies U.S. and host-country laws,
regulations, policies, and procedures to administrative management.
The student is expected to:
(A) apply U.S. immigration laws and regulations to
determine eligibility of individuals;
(B) explain grounds for refusal of visas;
(C) research documents and databases related to U.S.
and host-country laws, regulations, policies, or procedures; and
(D) apply identification and documentation procedures.
(5) The student applies knowledge of host-country laws,
customs, and effective administrative practices to manage the conduct
of diplomatic operations. The student is expected to:
(A) model negotiations with a host government on reciprocity
issues, taxation, diplomatic status, and other matters affecting welfare,
security, and status of mission; and
(B) design a program that buys and sells goods and
services for diplomatic operations.