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RULE §130.205Foreign Service and Diplomacy (One Credit), Adopted 2015

(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.

(b) Introduction.

  (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 environment.

  (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 to:

    (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; and

    (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 catastrophic events.

  (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.

Source Note: The provisions of this §130.205 adopted to be effective August 28, 2017, 40 TexReg 9123

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