POLS 122 The United Nations II • 3 Cr.


Researches a country in-depth and prepares students for the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York. The second in a sequence of three courses. Seminar format. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the history, structure, and major operations of the United Nations.
  •  Identify the geographic locations of all United Nations' member states.
  • Articulate informed opinions about issues of global importance.
  • Write well-researched, well-articulated position papers from the perspective of a country other than the United States.
  •  Successfully employ United Nations' rules of procedure in classroom simulations.
  • Use diplomatic skills—such as public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, and conflict resolution—in classroom simulations.
  •  Successfully represent a foreign country's diplomatic position in classroom simulations.