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SSZ403: ModeI United Nations (2012-2013)

COURSE TITLE: ModeI United Nations
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013

Major Concepts/Content: The model United Nations course is designed to study the major operations and functions of the United Nations and the role of diplomacy in the organization work. The major political, economic, and cultural concerns of Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East will be studied with major emphasis on assigned countries.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided using the content of the model United Nations course. Students will be assigned a country to research. They will prepare resolutions on a current problem that reflects their assigned country’s political and economic goals. Debates on resolutions in model United Nations simulations will demonstrate parliamentary procedure.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will include the assessment of successful completion of class assignments, written background papers, including positions on specific topics. Students will write at least one resolution and debate it using parliamentary procedure effectively, participate in model United Nations simulations, and demonstrate the art of compromise in diplomacy.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the model United Nations course, students should be able to:

  • Use a sequence of processes that are common to problem-solving strategies.
  • Analyze political interaction among nations.
  • Explain the development of international organizations.
  • Demonstrate the procedural skills of group discussion.
  • Analyze the historical development of foreign policy.
  • Interpret information and formulate generalizations from available data,
  • Use historical data to Explain current world situations.
  • Describe role and role conflict through participation in role-playing, socio-drama, and written and oral exercises.