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POLS 223 Advanced United Nations III • 5 Cr.


Students write position papers, draft resolutions, and navigate the UN's rules of procedure in an attempt to mobilize international cooperation to resolve real international problems. Advanced students serve as mentors for introductory students participating in the Bellevue College Model United Nations program. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Recommended: Completion of POLS 121, 122, 123, 221 & 222.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Students will be able to write an expository essay detailing 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 write expository essays articulating 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.



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