POLS 221 Advanced United Nations I • 2 Cr.
Students analyze the present structure and purpose of the United Nations organization. Advanced students serve as mentors for the introductory students participating in the Bellevue College Model United Nations program. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Recommended: Completion of POLS 121, 122 and 123.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Students will be able to detail the history and structure of the United Nations system.
- Students will be able to identify the geographic locations of the United nations' member states.
- Students will be able to articulate informed opinions about issues of global importance.
- Students will simulate positions that reflect the perspective of a country other than the United States.
- Students will participate in local, national, and/or international MUN conferences.
- Students will develop and apply diplomatic skills--such as public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, and conflict resolution--in classroom simulations and conference settings.
- Students will develop and apply leadership skills by helping to mentor and prepare students new to the Model United Nations experience to participate in classroom simulations and local, national, and international conferences.