PS282 Model United Nations (Fall 2005)
M 2:00-2:55 GH221 1 credit
Office: Good Hall 316
Office Hours: MWF 11-12
And by appointment
Our aim in this course in to help you expand your understanding of United Nations
operations and issues. In addition to learning the history of the U.N., each week we will
teach you parliamentary procedure using mock debates, exercises and drills. Through
these exercises, you will gain a working knowledge of parliamentary procedure and be
prepared to participate actively in collegiate conferences as well to serve as a chair or
assistant chair on a committee at Juniata’s High School Conference.
Attendance is a primary requirement of the course. We will meet on the following dates:
September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 14. You are required to
attend each class, unless you present Dr. Nagengast with a justified excuse as outlined in
your student handbook.
The Juniata College High School Conference will be held on November 7. You must be
of assistance during the whole day of the conference.
You are required to attend the Georgetown Security Conference (October 20-23). There
is a registration fee of about $100. For students who are unable to pay the registration
fee, you may write a three page paper explaining your difficulty in order to receive a
reduction. (Link to the Georgetown page: http://ncsc.modelun.org/)
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE DUE TO A PRIOR
OBLIGATION, YOU MUST PRESENT DR. NAGENGAST WITH YOUR
EXCUSE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 6th.
Lastly, you will write a reflective essay of 2-3 pages at the end of the semester, which
summarizes your opinions on the class and conferences.
Your will be graded by Dr. Nagengast. The class is Pass/Fail. Fulfilling all the above
requirements will assure you a passing grade.