About this Course

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Japanese

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Japanese

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University of London

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SOAS University of London

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Read me first10m
Course Outline10m
General Readings30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The UN Today: what is it?

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 4 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
What is the UN Today?3m
1 reading
The UN Today: what is it?40m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Where did the United Nations come from, and why?

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Where did the UN come from and why?4m
1 reading
Where did the United Nations come from, and why?40m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Power in international politics: how does the UN Security Council work?

3 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
How does the UN Security Council work?7m
1 reading
How does the UN Security Council work? - Reading40m

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