Global & International Studies

JCCC offers students the opportunity to broaden their awareness of the world around them through the study of the language, culture, and history of many countries and peoples. In addition to study abroad experiences, students can gain knowledge and perspective in JCCC courses, many of which are listed below.

Careers for which a broad base of international knowledge is critical include:

  • Specific agencies of the U.S. federal government
  • International non-governmental organizations (e.g., those focusing on human rights, development, relief)
  • Media organizations
  • Environmental organizations
  • International business firms
  • International law firms
  • All levels of teaching

Area four-year colleges and universities offer Global and International Studies majors for students who wish to consider this concentration.

Global and International Survey Courses

  • ANTH 125 – Cultural Anthropology*
  • ANTH 130 – World Cultures*
  • ECON 230 – Economics I*
  • FL – Ten World Languages*
  • GEOG 145 – World Regional Geography*
  • HIST 135 – Eastern Civilization*
  • HIST 151 and 152 – World History I* and II*
  • HUM 145 and 146 – World Humanities I* and II*
  • MUS 126 – Introduction to World Music*
  • POLS 132 – Comparative Government*
  • POLS 135 – International Relations*
  • REL 120 – Exploring World Religions*
  • SPD 180 – Intercultural Communications*
  • WGS 201 – Global Women’s Studies*

Courses That Focus on East Asia

  • ARTH 186 – Introduction to Asian Art          
  • FL – Chinese Language from Elementary through Intermediate levels*
  • FL – Japanese Language from Elementary through Intermediate levels*
  • HIST 165 – History of China
  • HIST 167 – Introduction to History: Japan
  • HUM 167 – Introduction to Japanese Culture
  • PHIL 142 – History of Asian Philosophy
  • REL 125 – Religions of the East*
  • SOC 165 – Chinese Society: Past and Present

Courses That Focus on the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eurasia

  • FL – Arabic Language from Elementary through Intermediate levels*
  • FL – Russian Language from Elementary through Intermediate levels*
  • HIST 132 – History of Africa
  • HIST 149 – History of India
  • HIST 195 – History of the Middle East
  • HIST 200 – Eurasia:  History and Cultures
  • REL 126 – Religions of the West*
  • REL 150 – Islam: Religion and Civilization
  • WGS 220 – The Many Women of Islam

Courses That Focus on Europe and Russia

  • ARTH 180 – Art History:  Ancient to Renaissance*
  • ARTH 182 – Art History, Renaissance to Modern*
  • ARTH 184 – Art History:  20th Century*
  • ENG 236 – British Literature
  • FL – French, German, Russian, and Spanish Languages from Elementary through Intermediate levels;* Italian at the Elementary level
  • HIST 129 – Early Modern Europe
  • HIST 130 – European History since 1789*
  • HIST 160 – Modern Russian History*

Courses That Focus on Latin America

  • ANTH 150 – People and Cultures of Mesoamerica*
  • FL – Spanish from the Elementary through Intermediate level*
  • HIST 162 – Modern Latin America*

Courses That Focus on Specific Career Skills

  • ARCH 240 – Architectural History: Ancient to Middle Ages
  • ARCH 241 – Architectural History: Renaissance to the Enlightenment
  • ARCH 245 – Architectural History: Modern
  • BUS 235 – Introduction to International Business
  • ITMD 148 – History of Asian Furniture and Design
  • ITMD 150 – Asian Rugs and Carpets
  • ITMD 231 – Furniture and Ornamentation Renaissance to 20th Century
  • POLS 200 – Model United Nations

*These courses meet general education requirements.

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