Special Course Descriptions
Political Science

POL 294 10 Intro to Model UN
Professor Oros

This course is offered in conjunction with participation in an off-campus Model United Nations simulation. Enrollment in the course is not required for participation in the simulation, but will offer supplemental instruction on the background and procedures of the United Nations as an institution, on how to write effective briefs and conduct effective research, and on how to best present research orally. Students will complete background written work on the United Nations, submit briefs on their committee topics for evaluation, and complete a post-simulation written exercise. The course will meet for 2 hours per week for six weeks, with meeting times determined collectively after registration. Two credits will be offered for successful completion and may apply as elective credit or to POL or INT major requirements. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

POL 394 10 Advanced Model UN
Professor Oros

This course is offered in conjunction with participation in an off-campus Model United Nations simulation. Enrollment in the course is not required for participation in the simulation, but will offer supplemental instruction on the background and procedures of the United Nations as an institution, on how to write effective briefs and conduct effective research, and on how to best present research orally. Students will develop advanced background research on the United Nations as a living institution, submit briefs on their committee topics for evaluation, and complete a post-simulation written exercise. The course will meet for 2 hours per week for six weeks, with meeting times determined collectively after registration. Two credits will be offered for successful completion and may apply as elective credit or to POL or INT major requirements. Prerequisite: Introduction to Model United Nations and Permission of instructor.

*POL 394 11 The International Relations of East Asia
Professor Oros

An examination of the history of and current interactions among the major states of East Asia -- especially Japan and China -- and their relations with the United States and other states outside of the region. Among topics to be considered are: the rise of China on the world stage, historical and current rivalry between Japan and China, and the historical American role in the region. Prerequisite: POL 104 or permission of instructor.