2019-2020 Elmhurst Catalog 
  
    Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Elmhurst Catalog

HON 310 Understanding International Organizations through Model United Nations

.50 credit

This course is designed to teach students about the basic structure/organization, functions, history and procedures of various intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). The primary focus is on the United Nations and its related agencies. The course will provide a first-hand opportunity to learn about the United Nations through participation in the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago during the week prior to Thanksgiving. In addition to collecting relevant background information on the UN, students are required to do in-depth research on a specific UN committee or agency, a specific international topic that will be dealt with by their assigned committee at the conference, and a specific UN member state determining its position/ perspective regarding various international topics. Open to non-Honors Program students with consent of the instructor. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisite. Fall Term.