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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


UNDC100: Introduction to the UNODC

This course introduces students to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and its leadership roll the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. It will outline the three pillars of the UNODC’s programme, including field-based actions; research and analytical work; and normative work. This course will also include an introduction to the Education For Justice program and its connection to the UNODC’s normative pillar, providing greater contextual discussion about the value of education as a primary means for battling criminality.

UNDC202: Illicit Misuse and Trafficking of Firearms

This course focusses on the criminal use and trafficking of firearms as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. This course will be framed by the UNODC’s Global Firearms Programme, and its implications for controlling and regulating firearms. Students will be presented with the fundamental role of firearms in both criminal and security contexts, and topics covered may include the implications of the illicit firearms trade; its impact on social and state institutions; and comparative studies of selected regulations. This course curriculum was developed in partnership with the UNODC.

UNDC203: Digital Technologies and Crime

This course provides an introduction to cybercrime as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It will incorporate an introduction to the United Nations Budapest Convention on Cybercrime, its application, and ramifications. Students will study cybercrime as a growing, global problem from a theoretical and practical perspective. Topics may include legal and conceptual frameworks, digital forensics, and technical cybercrime investigations. This course curriculum was developed in partnership with the UNODC.

UNDC204: Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries Crime

This course will introduce wildlife, forest, and fisheries crimes as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It will centre on the 2017 United Nations resolution on tackling illicit wildlife trafficking, exploring international responses to the causes and impacts of wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes Topics may include the economics of wildlife crime; law enforcement activities; governance strategies. This course curriculum was developed in part through a partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

UNDC101: Integrity and Ethics in Promoting a Culture of the Rule of Law

Building a culture of lawfulness starts with strengthening our ethical values and the ability to act upon them. This course provides an introduction to the concepts of integrity and ethics as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, expressed through the 2015 Doha declaration. Some topics that may be covered by this course include ethical leadership; ethics, diversity and pluralism; integrity, ethics, and law; and gender dimensions of ethics. Students will also study practical applications of these concepts, critically informing their personal and professional activities. This course curriculum was developed in partnership with the UNODC.

UNDC205: Counter-Terrorism

This course explores key concepts relating to terrorism and counter-terrorism as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Students will be introduced to the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, along with other key International instruments relating to global anti-terror efforts. Topics may include the spread of terrorism; international legal responses; and terrorism in connection with human rights. This course curriculum was developed in partnership with the UNODC.

UNDC102: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

This course provides an introduction to crime prevention and criminal justice in a global context as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Students are introduced to the United Nations’ norms and standards in crime prevention and criminal justice. It will also demonstrate international applications of these principles, which may include studies of police accountability; prison reform; violence against women; and alternative forms of justice. This course curriculum was developed in partnership with the UNODC

UNDC200: Anti-Corruption

This course introduces students to corruption as a concept, operationalizing it within a global context as defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The course will include studies of the United Nations Convention against Corruption and its applications in ratifying states, and additional topics may include public sector corruption; private sector corruption; detection and investigation of corruption; and anti-corruption partnership. This course curriculum was developed in partnership with the UNODC

UNDC103: Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants

This course introduces the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’ definition of trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling. It commences with study of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, focussing on protocols against the smuggling of migrants and to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons. The course will focus on practical responses to this international phenomenon, and topics covered may include criminal and civil justice responses to human trafficking and migrant smuggling; international preventative measures; and the role of modern technologies in its propagation and prevention.

UNDC201: Transnational Organized Crime

This course will explore organized crime as defined by the United Nations Office of Drugs and crime. The course will provide an introduction to the United Nations convention against transnational organized crime and related international instruments, as well as the implications of organized crime, its global scope, and its prevention. Topics may include organized crime markets, infiltration of organized crime in business and government, and law enforcement strategies. This course curriculum was developed in part through a partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

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