GLOBAL STUDIES

A.S. DEGREE

Description
The Global Studies program provides students with the educational tools to better understand the diversity and complexities of the global community. The conceptual approach employed includes the systematic examination of the people, cultures, government, and institutions that comprise the world system, as well as the study of interdependence on a global level. Students will also be prepared for additional studies in four-year colleges and universities and a range of career opportunities in government, non-profit, and private sector institutions and activities.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the importance of being a global citizen in a complex and interdependent world.
2. Apply theories and concepts to global phenomena.
3. Identify the variety of international actors in the global system.
4. Analyze the political, economic, social, and cultural issues within a global framework.
5. Explain the role of identity in global politics.
6. Employ effective communication skills with respect to global issues.
7. Plan research involving the gathering and analysis of data related to global studies.


Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into level 4 math at MCC).


Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE
3
Total
15
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
POS 206 International Politics 3
GEG 102 Human Geography
3
Total
15
THIRD SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours

MTH 160 Statistics I
3
SOC 210 Global Interdependence - WR
3
SOC 209 Environmental Sociology
3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE
3
POS 205 Comparative Political Systems - WR
3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE
2
Total
17
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
Total
15
TOTAL CREDITS 62

PROGRAM ELECTIVES:
ANT 201, 202, 216; ART 118, 119, 121; BIO 116; BUS 250; ECO 101; ENG 108, 201, 202, 210, 217, 230; GEG 211, 218; HIS 113, 114, 153, 154, 216, 219, 275; HMN 101, 106, 220, 221; HON 195; IDC 295; MUS 119; PHL 103, 108, 109, 210; POS 101, 210, 216, 234; PSY 222; SUS 101.