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Model United Nations Initiative

  • Model United Nations Initiative

    The Model United Nations places strong emphasis on research and experiential learning. Students gain critical thinking skills and knowledge about international organizations, processes for conflict resolution, as well as blocks of states that exist within the U.N. and how they diplomatically engage one another. Important issues such as global security and peace are examined within the constraints of the United Nations.

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  • INR 2500   Model United Nationscredits: 3

    This course will introduce students to the history of the United Nations, the structure of the UN system, Main Bodies of the United Nations, and the role of diplomacy in solving global issues. This course places strong emphasis on research and experiential learning. Students will be encouraged to understand the blocks of states that exist in the UN and how they engage diplomatically with each other. In particular, students will be required to assume the role of a member state and understand its views with regard to a few, selected international issues. Students will develop the ability to defend their country's position towards these international issues in formal, written format as well as orally using parliamentary-styles of debate. Students will become Knowledgeable not only on their assigned country but on the topics that they will be asked to analyze and discuss.

    Prerequisite: POS 2041

  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph SmileyDean, Social & Behavioral SciTSSmiley.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5851
    Kimberly JacksonChair, Social & Behavioral SciMTjackson.kim@spcollege.edu(727) 398-8286
    Cheryl KerrProgram Director IISPKerr.Cheryl@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3736
    David LiebertChair, Social & Behavioral SciTSliebert.david@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5776
    Roberto LoureiroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSPLoureiro.Roberto@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3556
    Anja NormanChair, Social & Behavioral SciCLNorman.Anja@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2671
    Douglas RiveroChair, Social & Behavioral SciSERivero.Douglas@spcollege.edu(727) 394-6948