Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2017



Course Number

DIPL 6202

Course Description

The course’s goal is to provide to the student capacity and fluency in gauging indicators of the UN Organization’s potential capacity to realize the principles and objectives of the UN Charter within today’s increasingly transnational landscape. This approach will suggest measures to increase the Organization’s effectiveness and efficiency which the student would take forward from the classroom.


The course will promote students’ understanding of global issues from a range of perspectives so as to develop viewpoints on how international cooperation might better address those issues. The course will encourage important citizenship skills such as participation, cooperation and collaboration, negotiation, diplomacy, conflict resolution, and stewardship of international machinery.

This course seeks to assist the student in developing the following:

  • An understanding and appreciation of the opportunities and constraints posed by inter-governmental conference diplomacy in an era of continued globalization and related developments and trends in global governance.
  • A capacity to engage with United Nations stakeholders so as to contribute to the implementation of the UN Charter’s purposes.
  • Effective and efficient composition of thought in writing and speaking on these matters.

A grasp of networking within UN-relevant spheres beyond the classroom.