Political Science | Political Simulations: Model UN
Y351 | 8749 | Spechler

	This course will give students an opportunity to participate in, or
organize and conduct, a simulation of the United Nations. Students who are
planning to participate in a model UN will research and write four or five
short papers, approximately 5-7 pages each. One paper will deal with the
development, activities, authority and impact of the UN. The other papers
will focus on the country the student is likely to represent in the model
UN. They will analyze that country's major foreign policy concerns, its
principal economic and social problems and the chief regional or
international issues that affect it. Students will also be asked to prepare
two resolutions which their country might wish to submit for consideration
by the UN General assembly. There will be no examinations.
	Students who are interested in the use of simulations as an
educational tool will have a different set of assignments. They will work
with the instructor to plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate a UN simulation
that serves as a central pedagogical device in a course on international
	All students interested in taking this course should obtain an
application form from the Political Science Department and contact the
instructor as soon as possible in the Fall semester. Enrollment will be by
permission of the instructor only. The course may be taken for one, two or
three credits and may be repeated for a maximum of three credits.