Multi-disciplinary approach to the study of major global issues that confront the world community in the 21st century, and the role of the
United Nations and International Organizations in addressing these issues.
A critical review and assessment will be undertaken of the origin and present condition of the major global issues and problems and how
these are being addressed by the national governments and the international community. Special attention will be paid to the role of the United Nations and other International Organizations as a tool of global governance in addressing these issues. We shall also explore ideas and concepts of peace and security, human rights, coexistence among peoples of different cultures and other critical global issues such as poverty eradication, environmental degradation, aging society and gender issues.
The objective of the course, which is suitable for students from all faculties, is to enable the students to gain a better understanding of the
world around them and about the role of the United Nations so that they are able to evaluate current and future international trends and to formulate their own well thought-out opinions based on facts. It should help enhance their trans-cultural literacy and competence and enable them to interact with confidence with peoples of different cultural backgrounds and orientations in an interdependent and interlinked world.
Group discussions will be an important part of the course, which will be conducted in English.
One 90-minute class per week
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