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Model United Nations

WSU’s Model United Nations teaches students about international politics and negotiation by allowing them to represent
nation-states in a course modeled after the United Nations.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll develop a general knowledge of the major issues before the current General Assembly from the perspective of a particular nation-state. Moreover, You’ll learn how to negotiate effectively behind the scenes and articulate a point of view before an informed audience, employing the rules and procedures of multilateral diplomacy. As a Model UN student, you’ll also discover that it is essential to do your homework, understand the interests of multiple actors and deal respectfully with others in order to achieve "win-win" negotiation results. 

These experiences will enhance your appreciation of contemporary international issues from a global perspective in our increasingly interdependent world. Moreover, these skills as learned and practiced can be applied in numerous areas of life beyond the academic setting.

 

Events

The WSU program hosts the Northern Utah Model United Nations (NUMUN) for high school students on campus each spring. Our students have been chairs, judges and organizers for the 150 high school attendees. NUMUN coordinates its format with the Utah state high school MUN program to permit delegates a simulation experience in preparation for the state MUN conference.

In addition, we have represented WSU at the Model United Nations of the Far West for over 40 years. Each year, we select a team of delegates to attend the 4-day conference in San Francisco which draws approximately 400 college students from across the nation and around the world.

How to Sign Up

Register for the Model United Nations course (POLS 3150), taught during spring semester.

The course offers 3 credit hours and may be repeated once for a total of 6 credit hours.

For questions, contact Dr. Stephanie Wolfe at stephaniewolfe@weber.edu