POLS BC3601 International Law and the United Nations in Practice. 4 points.
Prerequisites: POLS V1601 or POLS/HRTS V3001 or equivalent. Limited to 20 students. Admission by approval from Professor J. Paul Martin, email@example.com, Director of the Human Rights Program. For the Barnard Political Science major, this seminar counts as elective credit only.
Examines the development of international law and the United Nations, their evolution in the Twentieth Century, and their role in world affairs today. Concepts and principles are illustrated through their application to contemporary human rights and humanitarian challenges, and with respect to other threats to international peace and security. The course consists primarily of presentation and discussion, drawing heavily on the practical application of theory to actual experiences and situations. For the Barnard Political Science major, this seminar counts as elective credit only. (Cross-listed by the Human Rights Program.)