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The UN: International Governance and Global Issues

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Fall 2016
Political Science 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

Course Overview

The purpose of this DeCal, is to enhance students understanding of the United Nations and its function in addressing rising themes and challenges which affect the international community. The first part of this course will break down the UN system, analyzing its organs and components and how they interact with each other. The next part of this course is to address topics which the UN devotes its efforts to. This course will attempt to illustrate the complexities of these issues as well as the effectiveness of the UN in addressing them. 


There will be two required Bcourse posts where students must respond and react to the themes and issues presented in the readings and supplementary material. Additionally there will be two short essays which examine the performance of the UN. The first one looks at the role of notable UN Secretary-Generals and their impact. The second essay is an requires students to argue whether the UN is necessary today. For more information, refer to the syllabus.


Because of the importance of interactive discussion,students are only allowed to miss 2 sessions. Any further unexcused absences will result in a No Pass. However, if a student encounters a family or medical emergency and provides the appropriate documentation to the facilitators, arrangements can be made for students to complete an alternative assignment.

Student Accomodations
If you require any DSP accomodations for the assignments or in-class activities, please submit a DSP request form to the facilitators. You may also the facilitators if you have any questions or concerns about the class.

How to Enroll:

There is availability for 30 students. If more than 30 students attend the first session, then facilitators will give further instructions on how to enroll in the class. If you would like to sign up for the class before the first session, please contact the facilitators. For more information refer to the syllabus or contact the facilitators. 

Our Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 4-6 in Dwinelle Room 182.


First Session takes place on 09/08/16.

Course Contact: aditya_mistry AT & krivas AT

Faculty Sponsor: Michaela Mattes

Time & Location:

004Aditya Mistry
30219 DwinelleTu 6p-8p1/24started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: UN DeCal Syllabus - Spring 2017.docxDec 3132kbWord Doc (Viewer)View Download

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