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 four required BCourses 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.
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 contact the facilitators if you have any questions or concerns about the class.
|Section 004||Aditya Mistry, Rohan Narain||45||219 Dwinelle||[Tu] 6:00PM-8:00PM||01/30/2017||
|UN Decal Syllabus Spring 2017||Download|