Introduces students to the origins, functions, structure, and issues facing the contemporary UN. Combines both substantive knowledge and simulated debates of major issues in the UN agenda, including genocide, economic development, terrorism, environment, etc. Looks into relationship between the United States and the UN. Prepares a student delegation to the World Model UN conference. Because the course includes role-playing, it offers a chance to extend students' knowledge of international politics while developing proficiency in public speaking, policy formulation, parliamentary procedure, diplomacy, negotiation, and conflict resolution. The course is excellent preparation for a career in public policy or international affairs. Additional course fee required. Springs. Prerequisite(s): Junior status. (GACO)(INCO)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.