Course SyllabusGlobal Solutions for Peace, Equality, and Sustainability: Building a More Just World


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                        Welcome to the Global Solutions for Peace, Equality, and Sustainability: Building a More Just World. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the proposals for reform or replacement of the United Nations (UN), guided by the open-access book Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century. It provides an opportunity for participants to probe the worldviews of the UN’s founders and their intentions to ensure that the great powers of 1945 would continue to hold power and explore how reforming the UN can potentially benefit a new and ever-changing world.

                        This course is designed to help learners from diverse backgrounds:

                        1. Understand the built-in flaws of the UN 
                        2. Explore proposals for reform or replacement of the UN
                        3. Apply the knowledge gained


                        The Global Solutions for Peace, Equality, and Sustainability course was created by Dr. Mary-Wynne Ashford in collaboration with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada and was designed by the NextGenU.org team: Pablo Baldiviezo, MD, DiplEd; Reisha Narine MSc, BSc; Hugo Rojas, MD, MSc, DiplEd; Stephanie Sankar, LLB, LEC. 


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                         There are 5 modules to complete, which provide an introduction to:

                        • Module 1: United Nations
                        • Module 2: Global Security and Health
                        • Module 3: Climate Change and International Anti-Corruption Court
                        • Module 4: Human Rights and People
                        • Module 5: Governing Our Climate Future

                           

                        The completion time for this course is estimated at 54.5 hours, comprising 18.5 hours of learning resources, 18.5 hours of time to study content and assimilation, and 17 hours of participating in learning activities and quizzes, to assist the learners in the synthesis of learning materials.

                        After you’ve completed each module and learning activity, at the end of the course, you’ll have access to a final exam consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions, and a chance to evaluate this course. Participants have up to three opportunities to take the final exam and achieve the required score of >=70%.

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                        To obtain a certificate, a learner must first register for the course and then successfully complete:

                        • All the reading requirements,
                        • All the learning activities,
                        • The final exam with a minimum of 70% and a maximum of 3 attempts, and
                        • The self and course evaluation forms.


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                        • Complete all requirements listed above for the certificate, and
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                        We hope that you will find this a rewarding learning experience, and we count on your assessment and feedback to help us improve this training for future students.

                        Here are the next steps to take the course and earn a certificate.

                        • Complete the registration form.
                        • Take the pre-test.
                        • Begin the course with Module 1: United Nations. In each lesson, read the description, complete all required readings and any required activity, as well as take the corresponding quizzes.


                        * This course is sponsored in part by the Annenberg Physician Training Program: Abstinence-based Recovery from Addictive Disease. Click here to see curricular threading related to substance use.


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                                      Module 1: The United Nations

                                      Course objectives covered in this module:

                                      • Discuss the key proposals advanced by Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century to address the built-in flaws of the United Nations system.
                                      • Discuss the shortcomings of the United Nations system.
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                                                    Module 1: Lesson 1: United Nations: An Introduction

                                                    Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 2 hours and 6 minutes.

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                                                            Module 1: Lesson 2: The United Nations We Need

                                                            Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 13 hours and 4 minutes.

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                                                                    Module 2: Global Security and Health

                                                                    Course objectives covered in this module:

                                                                    • Present the ideas theorizing a decline in war.
                                                                    • Criticize the successes of the WHO and the increasing need for a stronger agency to address future global health needs.
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                                                                                  Module 2: Lesson 1: Collective Security

                                                                                  Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 9 hours and 22 minutes.

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                                                                                          Module 2: Lesson 2: The World Health Organization We Need

                                                                                          Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 7 hours and 32 minutes.

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                                                                                                    Module 3: Climate Change and the International Anti-Corruption Court

                                                                                                    Course objectives covered in this module:

                                                                                                    • Analyze Global Pact for the Environment's strategy for enshrining the fundamental principles of environmental law into a legally binding instrument.
                                                                                                    • Defend why a nation would want to or not want to join an International Corruption Court.
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                                                                                                                  Module 3: Lesson 1: A Global Pact for the Environment

                                                                                                                  Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 6 hours and 12 minutes.

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                                                                                                                          Module 3: Lesson 2: The International Anti-Corruption Court

                                                                                                                          Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 7 hours and 24 minutes.

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                                                                                                                                  Module 4: Human Rights and People

                                                                                                                                  Course objectives covered in this module:

                                                                                                                                  • Question what we can do as individuals to build trust and empathy in our communities, and transform our culture to a culture of peace?
                                                                                                                                  • Critique the relevance of Bruce Mau's film to our discussions on global governance.
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                                                                                                                                                Module 4: Lesson 1: Human Rights

                                                                                                                                                Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 3 hours and 56 minutes.

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                                                                                                                                                          Module 4: Lesson 2: We The People

                                                                                                                                                          Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 4 hours and 54 minutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                  Module 5: Governing Our Climate Future


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                                                                                                                                                                                Module 5: Lesson 1: 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference

                                                                                                                                                                                Approximate time required to complete the readings (at 144 words/minute) and assignments for this module: 1 hour and 8 minutes.

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