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Module 1: About the UN

Week 1: Background and history of the UN and global governance (online preparation: course outlines, website orientation, twitter and WENotes aggregated feed and hashtag #UOWMUN15, Structure of the UN video and readings?)

Week 2: The UN system today: issues, case studies and connecting the UN to International Relations theory

Week 3: The UN system today: case studies and reform proposals. (reflections on limitations of what UN can achieve, relevance of Intnl relations theory to practice)

Assessment task: online quiz 20%

Module 2: Doing Country Research

Week 4:Country Research (online preparation: get twitter and/or WikiEducator account, UN twitter orientation, WENotes orientation, find and tweet country-based resources) (workshop - useful websites and research)

Week 5: Briefing Paper (workshop: negotiate a household crisis ie negotiation practical exercise part 1, find 6 useful people to follow in Twitter, share at least 3 resources via twitter)

Week 6: Position Paper (workshop: crisis council, negotiation practical exercise part 2)

Module 3 Diplomacy and negotiation

Week 7: History and practice of diplomacy (video, case study/s – Stephen Hill) seminar will be mini-UN (or should we do it earlier Josh?)

Week 8: Negotiation – (online preparation: blog orientation and #UOWMUN15)

Assessment Task:  Country briefing and policy paper will be due 40%

Module 4: MUN and Debrief

Week 9: 2 min Speech Summary of Country Position papers, noting that in the case of multiple delegates, you'll need to get together before-hand and agree on one combined Position Paper speech, we can help you setup a WikiEducator webpage to collaborate on your Speech. Remote students have the option of providing an audio or video speech in advance, or (tbc depending on testing) joining synchronously via Adobe Connect.

Week 10: Introduce draft resolutions (online preparation- consider alliances, whose position are you closest to? whose resolutions will you endorse?)

Week 11: Introduce amendments (online preparation -consider alliances, which additions/deletions do you support? whose amendments will you endorse?)

Week 12: Finale debate and Online vote (online preparation - working across countries to decide on the wording of the final resolution)

Assessment Task: Contribution to simulation 20%

Week 13: Debrief video

Assessment Task: Reflective journal 20%