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Global Studies

Global Studies

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As a Global Studies student, you will compare regions across the globe to shed light on world issues. Visit the SJCC catalog for more Global Studies Information.

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Global Studies includes many different fields, including political science, economics, and cultural studies. But, Global Studies students don’t just think on a large scale. They study  how something like climate change can affect hundreds of nations, but they also consider its effects on their own backyard.


  • Describe globalization and its relationship to national, regional, and cultural diversity.

  • Analyze the impact of cultural context on world views.

  • Critically examine and analyze global issues from both interdisciplinary and international perspectives.

  • Explain the historical origins or roots of several current global issues.

  • Analyze the roles and responsibilities of governments, institutions and individuals as global citizens.

  • Select and employ relevant research techniques and to analyze initiatives developed to address global  challenges.

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing about topics in global studies.

Department Contact

  • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Division
  • (408) 288-3785