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INTR12-203: The United Nations


This subject introduces students to the history, structure, development, and world view of the United Nations. The subject analyses the UN as the centre of world diplomacy, as well as a supranational human rights and welfare agency. Engaging in this subject's unique activities allows students to gain an understanding of the intricate makeup and limitations of an organisation designed to ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’ Students explore a range of topics including the embrace of international organisations, the structure of the United Nations, international Peacekeeping, human rights, and international development.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Develop a critical understanding of the concepts of global governance through committed research on the United Nations and how the organisation works to preserve international peace and security.
2. Reframe and contextualise critical arguments and perspectives of a chosen country, in both the written and oral form, in order to work cooperatively, and provide solutions to some of the most pressing problems of the 21st century.
3. Evaluate their active participation in local and global communities by applying theoretical constructs into a simulated workplace environment.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens02/08/2020
Semester start14/09/2020
Subject start14/09/2020
Cancellation 1?28/09/2020
Cancellation 2?05/10/2020
Last enrolment27/09/2020
Withdraw – Financial?10/10/2020
Withdraw – Academic?31/10/2020
Teaching census?09/10/2020
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021