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United Nations Advanced Certificate Courses

Required Courses

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.

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.

Elective Courses

  • Economics 626 Problems of Economic Development
  • Economics 661 International Economic Relations
  • History 626 - The United States since 1914
  • Political Science 670 Politics of Developing Nations
  • Political Science 547 International Human Rights
  • Political Science 605 Conflict Resolution
  • Political Science 644 International Information, Education and Cultural Exchange
  • Political Science 640 Public International Law
  • Sociology 553 World Social Development
  • Sociology 606 Sociology of Population and Demography
  • Public Administration 670 Public Administration in Developing Nations
  • UN 691 Global Issues and Interdependence
  • UN 692 Modern Diplomacy
  • UN 693 Future World Orders
  • UN 694 Management of International Organizations
  • UN 700 Independent Study
  • UN 706 International Humanitarian Assistance
  • UN 708 Seminar, Non-Governmental Organizations
  • UN 709 Seminar, Issues in International Ethics
  • UN 712 Advanced Seminar: Topics to be Determined


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