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.
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
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