Jul 16, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Global Languages Concentration, A.A.

The mission of the Global Languages Department at Bunker Hill Community College is to expose students to languages, cultures, and literature in order to enable them to become knowledgeable and active members of a global society. Students learn to use language for meaningful communication in both spoken and written form. Students completing classes in the Global Languages program will gradually achieve course-appropriate outcomes in the four traditional language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing of the target languages. The Global Languages Department promotes a cultural wealth approach in all courses, committed to provide our students with excellent education through a bidirectional process in which students explore their full potential and contribute to the college community through their own experiences and backgrounds. Through the study of courses on culture, students further develop sensitivity to other cultural and linguistic heritages and are prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity. By exploring the masterpieces of world literature and further studying other literary courses, students develop a global scholarly understanding.

* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1 Advising Note

  • Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously.
  • New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year
  • Heritage speakers should not take an elementary course. Consult with the department for appropriate placement.
  • For some languages, the first part of a sequence is offered in the Fall and the second in the Spring.
  • General Education requirements Creative Work satisfied by program.

Semester 2

Total Credits: 15-16

Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Meet with an advisor to begin career planning activities.
  • Begin exploring transfer options: attend a transfer workshop and the College transfer fair

Semester 3

Total Credits: 16

Semester 3 Advising Note

  • The Department has only Spanish and French at the intermediate level.
  • Continue preparations for transfer: write essays for transfer institution, collect letters of recommendation, apply for transfer.
  • Complete a pre-graduation check with an advisor in LifeMap

Semester 4

Total Credits: 16-17

Semester 4 Advising Note

  • Apply for graduation

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:

  • In one global language: Demonstrate intermediate listening and reading skills, basic oral skills, and express their thoughts and ideas in writing in an uncomplicated manner.
  • In another global language: Demonstrate basic listening and reading skills, beginner oral skills, and express basic ideas in writing in an uncomplicated matter.
  • Have a basic understanding of the world’s literatures.
  • Be culturally aware in two cultures.

Career Outlook

The Global Languages concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities with a major in language, cultural studies, or literature. The interdisciplinary approach allows students to consider a career in international relations, law, sociology, anthropology, history, education, or in any other discipline within Social Sciences and Humanities. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts. Graduates of this concentration often qualify for careers that require bilingual skills.

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Transfer Options

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  • Bridgewater State University
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Salem State University
  • Worcester State University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Boston
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell