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United Nations Advanced Certificate Course 2002-2003

Summer 2002


Sociology 606: Sociology of Population and Demography
A comprehensive course that focuses on population theories and the national and international problems resulting from population growth. Three credits.

Sociology 553: World Social Development
A consideration of the world social situation, including such topics as health, food and nutrition, housing and urban planning, education, employment, and social development in developing areas. Three credits.


Fall 2002

Political Science 642: International Organizations, the UN and Its Affiliated Agencies
A study of theories, principles, functions and operations of international organizations. The principal organs of the United Nations, with emphasis on the General Assembly and the Security Council will be examined. Three credits.

History 632: The World Since 1945
A survey of political and economic trends, including the collapse of European hegemony, the emergence of the Third World, the Cold War in Europe and in Asia, the breakup of the Soviet Empire, the resurgence of nationalism and the growing economic importance of Asia. Three credits.

United Nations 706: International Humanitarian Assistance
This course will review the evolution of the concept and practice of humanitarian assistance. It will cover the interface between humanitarian assistance and peace-keeping operations, the continuum between emergency assistance and economic/social development, the role of non-governmental organizations in the provision of humanitarian assistance, and evolving international legal concepts of the "right" to humanitarian assistance. The course will focus on case studies of actual emergency assistance operations. Three credits.

Sociology 606: Sociology of Population and Demography
A comprehensive course, focusing on population theories and the national and international problems resulting from population growth. Three credits.

UN 710: Research Methods
An examination of the range of research methods employed in social science. Topics include: theory and methodology, selection of research designs, quantitative and qualitative approaches, and the ethics of social research. Three credits.

UN 711: Research Seminar
Cornerstone of the United Nations Program. Students write a major research paper on a topic related to the United Nations system and its operations. Three credits.


Spring 2003

Political Science 605: Conflict Resolution
This course will cover both the theory and practice of international conflict prevention and resolution. Intrastate conflicts will be considered in so far as they concern the international community. Theories (games, factor analysis) will be discussed but the main emphasis will be on practice as illustrated by specific conflict situations. Negotiation techniques will be examined, with particular attention given to third party mediation by the UN. The use of military and non-military means in dealing with conflict will be analyzed as will the effectiveness of unofficial third party diplomacy.

Economics 626: Problems of Economic Development
A study of the theories of economic growth and their application in underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Special attention is paid to the techniques of capital accumulation, economic planning and government policies. The role of the World Bank and its affiliates, and foreign aid from industrial countries are emphasized. Three credits.

Political Science 547: Human Rights in World Politics
The course examines the impact of human rights on state policies, theories of human rights, cross-cultural perspectives of human rights and the question of universality. The five categories of rights recognized by the international community, negative and positive rights, the three generations of rights. The evolution of human rights and the legal instruments and covenants designed to protect them. Case studies of major human rights abuses and the efforts by the international community to deal with them--the role of the United Nations, particular states, non-governmental organizations, and individuals--are reviewed.. Three credits.

UN 692: Modern Diplomacy
A comprehensive overview of contemporary international diplomacy considered as art, science, craft, practice, institution and process. Topics of discussion include the nature and development of diplomacy; diplomatic practice, methods, and techniques; types of diplomacy (with special emphasis on multilateral diplomacy); diplomatic privileges and immunities; the role and function of diplomats; the diplomat as a foreign affairs professional; and the contribution of diplomacy toward maintaining world order. Three credits.

UN 710: Research Methods
An examination of the range of research methods employed in social science. Topics include: theory and methodology, selection of research designs, quantitative and qualitative approaches, and the ethics of social research. Three credits.

UN 711: Research Seminar
Cornerstone of the United Nations Program. Students write a major research paper on a topic related to the United Nations system and its operations. Three credits.



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