MCC Fall 2014 – International Organization / United Nations

  • Model U.N. – International Organizations United Nations
  • Course # PSCI – 210 A – F01 – one credit 
  • 9/18/2014 – 12/11/2014
  • Thursdays 4:30 PM to 5:40 PM
  • Main Building Rm 238

For class information

  • Go to
  • Click on the Search for Classes button towards the top
  • From there, make sure the term is Fall 2014
  • In subjects, click on PSCI- Political Science and then submit
  • Scroll down to Course #210 A – Faculty  R. Wood

This is a very cool one credit class.  It will be the first course I’ve taught at MCC, so if you sign up we will be learning together.  The course goals are such that they culminate with a three day conference in Chicago with student teams from all over the country.  MCC will have a team…I will be kind of like a coach.  We will be randomly assigned a nation state.  I have no idea right now what country that will be.  However, our entire Marking Period will be consist of digging online, and reading, and writing, and learning about our country, so that come the conference we will be able to best defend it in a United Nations style setting.  We will learn about everything from International treaties and history, to agriculture and water rights in regard to our assigned state.  In December we go to Chicago with the knowledge we have gained and engage other college students from around the nation, in a three day conference that models the United Nations.

The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. Following WW II, it was clear that a forum was necessary to create an environment that would reduce the chances of world conflict.  At its founding the UN had 53 charter member states.  Today that number is 193.  The United Nations is located in New York City. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.

In addition to the research of  our nation state, we will learn parliamentary procedure.  Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of legislative bodies, organizations, and other deliberative assemblies such as the United Nations.   Parliamentary procedure is also used in official debate forums; so if you plan to ever join a debate club or practice law this would be a good learning experience.

Angelina Mosher graduated as  OHS Valedictorian class of 2009 and MSU James Madison College Political Science 2013.  Angelina majored in Arabic Studies and Peace and Justice at MSU.  She is currently teaching in Cairo, Egypt.  She dual enrolled at MCC as an OHS junior and senior.  Her first foray into political science and college was this Model UN class which launched Angelina into the world of political science.  In the video above she talks a bit about her experience with Model UN.  Feel free to contact her at  if you have any questions concerning the course.

Or contact me – / (616) 402-8668.  We need ten students to sign up in order to have the class.  It should be a good time – you’ll learn a lot about the world, about parliementary procedure, and we should have great time in Chicago in December debating with other college students from all over the United States.

Thanks…Mr Wood.


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