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How is Model UN organized at State College of Florida?


Model United Nations is run as a three-credit course at SCF: INR 2500. In this course students learn about the structure and functions of the United Nations, the foreign policy of our assigned nation, rules and procedures of the United Nations, public speaking skills, and detailed information about the topics they will be dealing with in their committees. The class culminates with a multi-day trip to a Model United Nations conference where students assume the role of ambassadors from our assigned nation.

The course runs every fall and spring and fulfills both Gordon Rule Writing and International/Intercultural requirements. Students can take the course up to three times for credit (INR 2500, INR 2500A, INR 2500B), although students who are using financial aid to help pay for classes will want to make sure they check with the Course Compliance rules to ensure that the class is covered.

We are fortunate at SCF in several regards. First, we have a fairly robust on-campus video conferencing system that allows us to run the class simultaneously on all three of our campuses. The class normally meets on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4:50 PM and students can enroll in it on the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, or Venice campuses.

Second, and most importantly, the college makes every effort to allow students from all financial backgrounds to participate in Model UN. As such, the college covers much of the travel-related costs for students, with the exception of tuition for the course itself and any food purchased while on the trip. Because of this, we are limited in how many students we can afford to take in the class. The current limit is 8 students per semester and entrance into the course is through application. If you are interested in an application, you are encouraged to contact Professor Danny Fuerstman at either FuerstD@SCF.edu or DaFuerstman@GMail.com.