The United Nations
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Humanities|
|Semesters Offered:||September 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||September 2012 [ Standard ]|
This subject provides an introduction to the history, structure, development and world view of the United Nations. It analyses the UN as the centre of world diplomacy as well as a supranational human rights and welfare agency. It also looks at the paradoxical Security Council, the agency responsible for peace-keeping and peace-making deployments whose members are, at the same time, the manufacturers and distributors of weapons fuelling most international conflicts.
"Familiarises students with how the UN works and its history; practise in a model UN in the classroom, and draft a resolution to a hypothetical crisis situation brought before the Security Council. "