Political Science | Political Simulations: Model UN
Y351 | 10658 | Spechler


This course will give you an opportunity to participate in, or
organize and conduct, a simulation of the United Nations. Students
who will be participating 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 and to prepare written comments on the resolutions
submitted by other participants in the simulation. 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 relations.

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.