United Nations


Class Schedule Fall 2009


Classroom:.................... 109 Haag Hall

Class Meeting Time:... Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:15 PM

Office Hours:................ The hour before class or by appointment

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


Class

M/D

Agenda

1

8/24 M

Topic: Introduction to class: objectives, reading, grading, etc.

2

8/26 W

Topic: World Politics: Continuity and Change Since 1945

Reading Due: Chapter 1

3

8/31 M

Topic: Political Approaches

Reading Due: Chapter 2

4

9/2 W

Topic: Legal Perspectives

Reading Due: Chapter 3

Topic: Evolution in Knowledge

Reading Due: Chapter 4

5

9/7 M

Labor Day holiday, no class.

6

9/9 W

Topic: General Assembly

Reading Due: Chapter 5

Topic: Security Council

Reading Due: Chapter 6 and UN System Appendix 2

7

9/14 M

Topic: Economic and Social Council

Reading Due: Chapter 7

Topic: Trusteeship Council

Reading Due: Chapter 8

8

9/16 W

Topic: Secretariat

Reading Due: Chapter 9

Topic: Secretary General

Reading Due: Chapter 10

9

9/21 M

No class.

10

9/23 W

No class.

11

9/28 M

Topic: International Court of Justice

Reading Due: Chapter 11 and Statute of ICJ Appendix 4

Topic: Regional Groups

Reading Due: Chapter 12

Topic: Bretton Woods Institutions

Reading Due: Chapter 13

12

9/30 W

Topic: Civil Society

Reading Due: Chapter 14

Topic: Private Sector

Reading Due: Chapter 15

Topic: Media

Reading Due: Chapter 16

Topic: Exam preparation

13

10/5 M

Midterm Exam in class

14

10/7 W

Topic: Disarmament

Reading Due: Chapter 17

15

10/12 M

Topic: Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention

Reading Due: Chapter 18

16

10/14 W

Topic: Peacekeeping Operations

Reading Due: Chapter 19

Topic: Sanctions

Reading Due: Chapter 20

17

10/19 M

Topic: Peace Enforcement

Reading Due: Chapter 21

Topic: Humanitarian Intervention

Reading Due: Chapter 22

18

10/21 W

Topic: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Reading Due: Chapter 23

19

10/26 M

Topic: Terrorism

Reading Due: Chapter 24

20

10/28 W

Topic: Norms and Machinery

Reading Due: Chapter 25

Topic: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Reading Due: Appendix 5

Topic: Humanitarian Action and Coordination

Reading Due: Chapter 27

21

11/2 M

Topic: International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals

Reading Due: Chapter 26

22

11/4 W

Topic: Gender

Reading Due: Chapter 28

Topic: Children

Reading Due: Chapter 29

23

11/9 M

Topic: Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

Reading Due: Chapter 30

Topic: Human Security

Reading Due: Chapter 31

24

11/11 W

Topic: Coordinating Economic and Social Affairs

Reading Due: Chapter 32

Topic: Health and Infectious Disease

Reading Due: Chapter 33

25

11/16 M

Topic: Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development

Reading Due: Chapter 34

Topic: Organized Crime

Reading Due: Chapter 35

26

11/18 W

Topic: Democracy and Good Government

Reading Due: Chapter 36

Topic: Human Development

Reading Due: Chapter 37

27

11/23 M

Thanksgiving holiday, no class.

28

11/25 W

Thanksgiving holiday, no class.

29

11/30 M

Topic: Principal Organs

Reading Due: Chapter 38

Topic: Financing

Reading Due: Chapter 39

30

12/2 W

Topic: Widening Participation

Reading Due: Chapter 40

31

12/7 M

Topic: Alternatives

Reading Due: “Concert of Liberal Democracies”

32

12/9 W

Topic: Course wrap up, and prep for final exam.

Writing Due: Term Paper

33

12/17 Th

Final Exam 1:00-3:00 PM, 109 Haag Hall


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