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Global Studies (A.A.)

Think globally

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 affect positive change toward a future of peace and conflict management.

Opportunities

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Cultural and regional studies

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, world languages, world literature, and world civilizations.

Institutions and issues

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.

Peace, justice, and conflict management

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. 

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

GLS 1500: Introduction to Global Studies

3 Other World Civilizations Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 Social Sciences Other World Civilizations

ENG 1510: College Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

GEO 1520: World Regional Geography

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1520: Student Success or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

POL 1520: World Politics

3

HIS 1510: World History Before 1500 or

HIS 1520: World History Since 1500

3 Other World Civilizations Western Civilization Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology

4 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Elective*

Recommended:

ART 1500: Introduction to Art or

MUS 1510: Music Appreciation or

THE 1510: Introduction to Theatre

3 Arts
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

World Language Elective*

Recommended:

ASL 1510: Introductory Sign Language I or

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish I

3 Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding

CMM 1610: Public Speaking or

PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning or

POL 1510: American Politics

3

Mathematics/Sciences Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Mathematics or

BIO 1510: Health Science

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from Cultural and Regional Studies, Institutions and Issues, or Peace, Justice, Conflict Management

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from Cultural and Regional Studies, Institutions and Issues, or Peace, Justice, Conflict Management

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

GLS 2500: Global Studies Capstone

3 Other World Civilizations

World Language Elective*

Recommended:

ASL 1520: Introductory Sign Language II or

SPA 1520: Introductory Spanish II

3 Foreign Languages Cultural Understanding

Program Core Elective

Choose a 2000-level course from Cultural and Regional Studies, Institutions and Issues, or Peace, Justice, Conflict Management

3

CMM 1610: Public Speaking or

PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning or

POL 1510: American Politics

3

Elective

1-2
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.