Welcome - Model UN POLI 3532   Model UN
The primary goal of this course is to help students understand the operation of the UN system through preparation for Model UN meetings. The course is designed particularly but not only for students who are participating in Model UN meetings and aims to help students prepare effectively for those meetings. Through their preparatory research for the meetings, students will learn the politics of UN voting practices of various countries and the relationships between domestic politics, international politics and UN voting records. This course will also enable students to understand the internal dynamics of the UN General Assembly and committee systems, how UN meetings operate, and the professional skills involved in drafting and negotiating the text of resolutions. The course will also provide students with the opportunity to learn about the political issues that influence the positions at the UN of various countries (assigned by the Model UN Assembly to individual students), and about committee issues under debate at the UN (assigned by the Model UN Assembly to individual students).
PREREQUISITES: POLI 2520.03 or POLI 2530 recommended