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1. The United Nations in Historical Perspective
2. Legal Framework, Institutional Structures, and Financial Realities
3. The United Nations Political Process
4. Politics and the United Nations Secretariat
5. Security through Collective Action
6. The Settlement of International Disputes
7. Disarmament and Arms Control
8. The Revolution of Self Determination
9. Social and Technical Cooperation
10. Promoting Economic Development
11. Looking Back toward an Uncertain Future: The United Nations and the Twenty-First Century
Presentation of the course will involve the use of formal lectures, structured group work by students and preparation for a model United Nations.
The course evaluation will be based on course objectives and in accordance with Douglas College policy and the policies of the Political Science Department. A minimum of 50% of the student’s grade will be assigned to the mid-term and end of term examinations. A minimum of 30% of the student’s grade will be assigned to formal research papers. A maximum of 20% of student’s grade will be based upon a series of components, for example, quizzes, short essay, attendance, participation, class presentations. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
One example of an evaluation scheme:
Mid Term Exam 25%
Research Papers 30%
Final Exam 25%
At the conclusion of the course the successful student will be able to:
1. Explain the history, structure and processes of the United Nations.
2. Demonstrate the rules of procedure of the United Nations in simulation.
3. Write resolutions and prepare country and issue briefs.
4. Conduct research on the foreign policy of countries and apply that knowledge to practical political
5. Prepare for further studies in International Relations.
Textbooks and readers will be chosen based on individual instructor preferences in consultation and with approval of the Department of Political Science.
Mingst, Karen and Margaret Kains. (2000). The United Nations in the Post Cold War Era. Boulder, Co.:
Ziring, Lawrence, Robert Riggs, and Jack Plano. (2000). The United Nations, International Organization &
World Politics (3rd ed.). Harcourt College Publishers.
Cusinaine, Maryann. (2000). Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda. Boston, Ma:
One 100-level Political Science Course, or Permission of the Instructor
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU POLI 2XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU POL 2XX (3), Field D||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU POLI 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU POLI 2XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU POLS 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2005/05/01 to 2011/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV POLI 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC INTS 3XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV POSC 290 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC POLI 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2011/08/31|