Course Description

Course Name

International Organizations

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

A lower-level Political Science course or permission of the Instructor.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course explores the role of international organizations in today's world. It will cover the genesis of these organizations from the Treaty of Westphalia, the League of Nations, to the creation of the United Nations. Special emphasis will be placed on the UN charter, the purpose and the structure of the UN, its membership and financing, and the role of the UN Secretary-General. Topics such as United Nations peacekeeping and human rights, economic development and cooperation, and contentious issues such as the expansion of the UN Security Council will also be discussed.

*Course content subject to change