United Nations


University of Missouri–Kansas City

Political Science 307

Lecture 47968


Class Schedule (including semester-specific information)

Grading Policy

Reading Materials

Class Syllabus


Course Description

This interdisciplinary course covers many facets of the United Nations, acquainting students with its structure, its operations, and its involvement in international events, past and present. It merges politics, economics issues, and the history of the UN in an effort to understand more fully the UN’s role in international diplomacy. Current issues in international relations will be discussed and the course schedule will be interrupted to deal with current events.


Course Requirements

Students are required to undertake considerable reading each week and are expected to attend lectures and participate in class discussions. The principal output of the class is a 15-page term paper that addresses specific issues related to the United Nations. The primary inputs include a book, course handouts, and selected articles from scholarly journals. Grades are derived from the term paper, a midterm exam, and a final exam. Attendance and participation are also factors.


Faculty Contact Information

Professor:.............................. D. Robert Worley, Ph.D.

Office Room:........................ 304B Manheim Hall

Office Phone:........................ 816.235.5948


Ethics Statement

The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition. Report any violations you witness to the instructor.”


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