The global studies degree at Jamestown Community College prepares students to operate in an increasingly interconnected world by promoting critical perspectives on the social, cultural, environmental, political, and economic issues and processes associated with globalization. By exposing students to a variety of academic disciplines and world cultures, the program seeks to strengthen needed competencies for continued education in any number of fields, in particular those related to global, international, or cultural studies. The idea that we exist in a complex web of interrelations serves as the core of the program that ultimately aims to foster a sense of responsibility toward the human community and the responsiveness to effect positive change toward a future of peace and conflict management.
We encourage students to learn beyond the campus. JCC offers an in-depth study abroad program as well as internships in China and Spain that allow our students to live, work, and learn as they experience a culture firsthand.
This area of study critically evaluates the interconnectedness and complexity of global cultures. Students explore the similarities and differences that characterize a society. They will be challenged to actively question their preconceived notions of other societies. Students will explore global issues and cultural identities as they relate to the arts, religion, modern languages, world literature, and world civilizations.
This area of study examines how we utilize our personal, regional, and global resources to meet our human needs; and the impact of this resource use on the Earth and its global citizens. Critical issues that impact global citizens, individually and collectively, are explored through various disciplines. In addition, a number of economic, regulatory, and political institutions are discussed in regards to their relationship to specific topical areas.
This area of study aids in the development of global thinking and a respect for diversity and the rights of all forms of life. Critical issues include recognizing social injustice, its contributing factors, and the actions necessary to bring about change. It develops mediation and alternative dispute resolution skills to work in a number of organizations and settings.
Minimum program credit hours: 60
|General Requirements||30 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3||BCOM||H||CENG|
|ENG 1540: Writing About Literature||3||HUMA||H||CWRT, VEDP|
|Modern Language Requirement|
Choose from courses within the ARA, FRE, RUS, SPA disciplines.
|HIS 1510: World History Before 1500 or HIS 1520: World History Since 1500||3||OCIV, WCIV||S|
|GEO 1520: World Regional Geography||3||SOSC||S||SR, VEDP|
|POL 1520: World Politics||3||S||VEDP|
|MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics||3||MATH||N||CMAT|
|Mathematics and Sciences Electives|
Up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|Core Requirements||18 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|GLS 1500: Introduction to Global Studies||3||OCIV||X|
|GLS 2500: Global Studies Capstone||3||X|
|At least 1 course must be taken from each of the 3 areas of specialization|
One course must be at the sophomore level.
Cultural and Regional Studies
|ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANT 1530: Comparative Religion||3|
|ANT 2520: Peoples and Cultures of the World||3|
|ART 1560: Survey of Visual Art: Renaissance through Contemporary||3|
|CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy||3|
|ENG 2510: Masterpieces of World Literature I||3|
|ENG 2520: Masterpieces of World Literature II||3|
|REL 2580: Survey of Islamic Studies||3|
|RUS 2560: Russian Civilization and Culture||3|
|SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SPA 2560: Latin American Civilization and Culture||3|
Institutions and Issues
|BIO 2570: Environmental Issues/Ethics||3|
|BIO 2620: Tropical Biology Seminar||3|
|BUS 1650: Global Business||3|
|ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems||3|
|ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles||3|
|ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles||3|
|GLS 2010: Global Studies Internship||3|
|POL 2860: European Union||3|
|ANT 2600: Planet Earth||3|
Peace, Justice, and Conflict Management
|CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication||3|
|BUS 1660: Leadership Development||3|
|PHL 1510: Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHL 2630: Contemporary Moral Problems||3|
|POL 2530: Law and Civil Rights||3|
|PSY 2530: Social Psychology||3|
|Electives||12 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university.
|View agreements which specify that students earn the A.A. Global Studies degree (or in some cases a specified alternative degree):|
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