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United Nations Advanced Certificate Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS - SPRING 2012

SOCIAL SCIENCE 553: WORLD SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Professor Lester Wilson
A consideration of the world social situation, including such subjects as health, food and nutrition, housing and urban planning, education, employment, and social development in developing countries.
Three credits.

UN 692: MODERN DIPLOMACY
Professor Joseph Stephanides
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 705: INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Professor Lester Wilson
A course designed to provide direct exposure to and experience in the work of a Department or UN-0related agency or department. The student engages in a supervised placement activity and is expected to keep a log of all fieldwork experience and complete a seminar-length paper analyzing a specific problem of the agency or department visited.
Three credits.

UN 706: INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
Professor Shaukat Fareed
A review of the evolution of the concept and practice of humanitarian assistance. The course covers that interface between humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping operations, the continuum between emergency assistance and economic and social development, the role of nongovernmental organizations in the provision of humanitarian assistance, and the evolving international legal concepts of dealing with the right to humanitarian assistance. The course focuses on case studies of actual emergency assistance operations.
Three credits.

UN 708: UNITED NATIONS NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Professor Phyllis Lee
A study of the premises and functions of private voluntary organizations in the UN nongovernmental organizations (NGO) structure. Student-initiated research in the functions of selected groups of NGOs is conducted. Multidisciplinary and analytical discussions of research progress reports on NGO activities and interactions with international organizations are held.
Three credits.

UN 711: RESEARCH SEMINAR
Professor Rainer Braun
Cornerstone of the United Nations Program, a research seminar that provides training in policy making and requires preparation of a major study on a specific area of UN operations. Students write a research paper on a major function or principal concern within the UN system.
Three credits.



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