Balkans Field Study: Sarajevo, Bosnia: SOS Village
 

League Curriculum 

The League curriculum encompasses several areas of study.  Interwoven into each academic area of the League curriculum is world history, english, international foreign affairs and political philosophy. 

The League dedicates a majority of its resources to instructing students in the art of public speaking, law, debate, logic, research, history, negotiation, analytical writing and cross disciplinary knowledge.  Public speaking is a major component of the League and is the reason why every student is allocated time in the LCM course to acheive and practice their public speaking skills.  

The LCM Public Speaking curriculum has three primary aims:  to give students a sense of style in verbal expression and rhetoric, to teach the analytical skills needed to form sound logic in debate, and to provide the tools to develop skills to manage complex negotiations in conflict.  Through structured and stimulating oral discussions and speeches, and through exposure to new vocabulary, the delegates become strategic critical thinkers, avid readers, analytical writers, and learn to solve real-life issues.

It is the goal and objective of the League to bring professionals into the classroom, and bridge the gap between knowledge attained in the classroom, and the practical application of what is learned.  This goal is reflected in the weekly dynamic and interactive classes and field events that the League delegates regularly experience.  

League delegates attend high level conferences that allow them to meet students from around the world, otherwise the cultural, social and diplomatic process that LCM defines, is lost.   LCM hosts four conferences per year where League delegates are exposed to intense academic and social experiences, where the foundation of learning begins.  Lastly, as League delegates become experienced opportunities with greater complexity arise in the LCM vis a vis the international field study program, as well as internships in local, national, and international organizations that specifically place LCM delegates.

League delegates focus on exploring current foreign policy that has broad implications on the rest of humanity, and the world we live in.  The overall League curriculum pursues learning as a function to a greater means and not merely in blind pursuit of knowledge. League delegates commence their journey when they have mastered a method for finding and critically analyzing information.  From that point, delegates proceed to expand their knowledge until a strong foundation is formed.