POLS 123 The United Nations • 5 Cr.
Researches a country in depth and prepares students for the National Model U.N. Conference in New York. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the history, structure, and major operations of the United Nations.
- Identify the geographic locations of all United Nations' member states.
- Articulate informed opinions about issues of global importance.
- Write well-researched, well-articulated position papers from the perspective of a country other than the United States.
- Sponsor well-researched, well-articulated resolutions, reports, and/or treaties for college-level Model United Nations (MUN) conferences.
- Successfully employ United Nations’ rules of procedure at college-level MUN conferences.
- Use diplomatic skills—such as public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, and conflict resolution—at college-level MUN conferences.
- Successfully represent a foreign country’s diplomatic position at college-level MUN conferences.