Global Studies (A.A.)

Study global issues at JCC

The Global Studies degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer to a bachelor’s program in global, international, or cultural studies. You can pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, including education, government, international companies and organizations, law firms, not-for-profit organizations, security agencies, tour and excursion companies, and travel agencies.

JCC’s program promotes critical perspectives on the social, cultural, environmental, political, and economic issues and processes associated with globalization. While at JCC, you’ll concentrate on three key areas of study:

  • Cultural and regional studies: This area of study critically evaluates global cultures. You’ll study what characterizes a society and question preconceptions. You’ll explore global issues and cultural identities as they relate to the arts, religion, languages, literature, and civilizations.
  • Institutions & issues: This area of study examines how we utilize our personal, regional, and global resources to meet our human needs and our impact on the Earth and its global citizens. You’ll study critical issues that impact global citizens, as well as economic, regulatory, and political institutions.
  • Peace, justice, & conflict management: This area of study develops 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 actions necessary to bring change. You’ll develop mediation and resolution skills that can work in many organizations and settings.

2019 median pay for media and communication occupations: $59,230/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Global studies skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of global issues, processes, trends, and systems (i.e., economic, political, and environmental issues and policies; environmental-cultural interaction; global governance bodies).
  • Demonstrate a global perspective by utilizing diverse frames of reference and alternate perspectives to question and analyze global issues and problems.
  • Communicate in a second language in each of the four modalities: speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the novice level.

 

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

GLS 1500: Introduction to Global Studies

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations JCC:Global Perspectives

ENG 1510: College Composition I

3

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

GEO 1520: World Regional Geography

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

World Language Elective*

Recommended:

ARA 1510: Introductory Arabic I or

ASL 1510: Introductory American Sign Language I or

CHI 1510: Introductory Chinese I or

FRE 1510: Introductory French I or

RUS 1510: Introductory Russian I or

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish I

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

World Language Elective*

Recommended:

ARA 1520: Introductory Arabic II or

ASL 1520: Introductory American Sign Language |I or

FRE 1520: Introductory French II or

RUS 1520: Introductory Russian II or

SPA 1520: Introductory Spanish II

3

HIS 1510: World History Before 1500 or

HIS 1520: World History Since 1500

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Western Civilization JCC:Global Perspectives

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1500: Human Biology or

BIO 1510: Health Science or

BIO 1550: Introduction to Environmental Sciences

3-4
SUNY: Natural Sciences

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

POL 1520: World Politics

3
  • *Requirements Met depends on course choice.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

CMM 1610: Public Speaking or

PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning or

POL 1510: American Politics

3
SUNY: Social Sciences SUNY: Other World Civilizations

Elective

Recommended:

ART 1560: Survey Vis Art Renaissance-Contemporary or

MUS 1510: Music Appreciation

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from Cultural and Regional Studies

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

ANT 1530 or REL 1530: Comparative Religion

ANT 2520: Peoples/Cultures of World

ANT 2570: History of World Religions

ART 1560: Survey Vis Art: Renaissance-Contemporary

CMM 2610: Mass Commun/Media Literacy

ENG 2510: World Lit - Enlightenment

ENG 2520: World Lit since Enlightenment

REL 2570: History of World Religions

REL 2580: Survey of Islamic Studies

RUS 2560: Russian Civilization & Culture

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

SOC 2580: Race and Ethnicity

SPA 1600: Globalize Your Mind I

SPA 1601: Globalize Your Mind I (Travel)

SPA 2600: Globalize Your Mind II

SPA 2601: 2601 Globalize Your Mind II (Travel)

SPA 2560: Latin American Civ/Culture

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from Institutions and Issues

ANT 2600 or BIO 2600 or CMM 2600​: Planet Earth: Critical Topics

BIO 2570 or PHL 2570: Environmental Issues/Ethics

BIO 2620: Tropical Biology

BUS 1650: Global Business

ECO 1530: Contemporary Economic Problems

ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles

ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles

POL 2860: European Union

3

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

GLS 2500: Global Studies Capstone

3

GLS 2010: Global Studies Internship

3

Program Core Elective

Choose a course from Peace, Justice, Conflict Management

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

CRI 2580: Introduction to Terrorism

CRI 2680: The Constitution & Homeland Security

LDR 1660: Leadership Development

PHL 1510:  Intro to Philosophy

PHL 2630: Contemporary Moral Problems

POL 2530: Law & Civil Rights

PSY 2530: Social Psychology

3

Program Core Elective

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

 

Cultural and Regional Studies:

ANT 2520: Peoples/Cultures of World

ANT 2570: History of World Religions

CMM 2610: Mass Commun/Media Literacy

ENG 2510: World Lit - Enlightenment

ENG 2520: World Lit since Enlightenment

REL 2570: History of World Religions

REL 2580: Survey of Islamic Studies

RUS 2560: Russian Civilization & Culture

SOC 2580: Race and Ethnicity

SPA 2600: Globalize Your Mind II

SPA 2601: 2601 Globalize Your Mind II (Travel)

SPA 2560: Latin American Civ/Culture

 

Institutions and Issues:

ANT 2600 or BIO 2600 or CMM 2600​: Planet Earth: Critical Topics

BIO 2570 or PHL 2570: Environmental Issues/Ethics

BIO 2620: Tropical Biology

ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles

ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles

POL 2860: European Union

 

Peace, Justice, and Conflict Management

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

CRI 2580: Introduction to Terrorism

CRI 2680: The Constitution & Homeland Security

PHL 2630: Contemporary Moral Problems

POL 2530: Law & Civil Rights

PSY 2530: Social Psychology

3

Elective

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