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851-0647-00L  ETH Model United Nations (MUN)

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersA. Rom, I. Günther, L. Hensgen
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractIn this course students will participate in a Model United Nations (MUN), deepen their knowledge about the United Nations (UN) and the opportunities and challenges the UN system currently faces and strengthen their negotiations and public speaking skills.
Objective• Students get an understanding of how the United Nations works, its history as well as the opportunities and challenges the UN system currently faces.
• Students strengthen their negotiations and public speaking skills
• Students familiarize themselves with a particular country’s priorities and strategies for UN negotiations
ContentIn this course students learn about the UN system, its challenges and opportunities, strengthen their negations and public speaking skills and they get an opportunity to represent the interests of a country at a Model United Nations (MUN). The course consists of five sessions (March 9th/ March 23rd/ April 6th/ April 27th/ May 4th 5.15 PM- 7.00 PM) that include teaching and discussions about the UN system with external experts as well as the preparation and participation in a MUN in Zurich (May 1st- May 3th 2020). Upon request and at students’ own expense they can also attend a MUN in another location.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course consists of five sessions (March 9th/ March 23rd/ April 6th/ April 27th/ May 4th 5.15 PM- 7.00 PM) that include teaching and discussions about the UN system with external experts as well as the preparation and participation in a MUN in Zurich (May 1st- May 3th 2020). Upon request and at students’ own expense they can also attend a MUN in another location.
The course is co-organized with the ETH MUN. Similar courses are offered at UZH, HSG, University of Bern, University of Geneva.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersA. Rom, I. Günther, L. Hensgen
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.

Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0647-00 SETH Model United Nations (MUN) Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Block course: 09.03.2020/ 23.03.2020/ 06.04.2020/ 27.04.2020/ 04.05.2020
20s hrs
Mon17-19CLD A 1 »
A. Rom, I. Günther, L. Hensgen

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places25 at the most
Waiting listuntil 06.03.2020

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (General Courses)Further Courses (no SiP-courses)ZInformation