POLS319-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

International Organisations: The United Nations and Contemporary Challenges

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


An advanced undergraduate course examining international organisations with a special focus on the contemporary role of the United Nations.

Building on the case of the United Nations, this course tackles the structure, functions and practices of international governmental organisations. The latter have become pivotal actors on the global stage today, addressing pressing concerns of international public good, trade, environmental challenges and security. This course aims to bring students to reflect on the relevance, effectiveness and legitimacy of these organisations in our globalising world.


Any 30 points at 200 level from POLS, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or
the Schedule V of the BCom.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 465 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct


Pascale Hatcher

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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