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Division of Humanities and Learning Communities

Welcome to Bunker Hill Community College’s Division of Humanities and Learning Communities. The Humanities is the cornerstone of a college education, providing students with the knowledge, skills and habits of mind to adapt to any pathway in their educations, careers and lives. A degree in the Humanities prepares students to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, make connections across disciplines, and apply classroom learning to local and global challenges.

The Division houses the Departments of English, English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts. Associate in Arts Degrees are offered in Communication, English, Foreign Language, General Concentration, Music and Theatre. These Degree Programs prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities to seek bachelors’ degrees in their area of concentration.

The Division sponsors the College’s nationally recognized Learning Communities which provide students with opportunities to engage in active, collaborative and inclusive learning environments. From American hip hop to sustainable agriculture, Learning Community Seminars engage first-year students in exploration of a social issue or ‘big idea’ with peers who share their interests. In Learning Community Clusters, students co-enroll in two or more courses organized around a common theme such environmental politics or immigrant experiences. Students who take part in BHCC Learning Communities are more likely to stay in school, do well in their courses and achieve their goals.

The Division is also home to the Library and Learning Commons. Located on the Charlestown Campus, the Library and Learning Commons serves all BHCC locations: the Charlestown Campus (including the H building), the Chelsea Campus, and satellite locations. The Library and Learning Commons delivers services crucial for student success, including introduction to new and existing library resources and services, quality resource selection, and an academic learning atmosphere. BHCC librarians collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance student literacy, writing, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-directed, lifelong learning.

Finally, the Division houses Teaching, Learning and Instructional Technology Center (TLiTC). Located in room E230 on the Charlestown campus, the TLiTC supports the academic mission of the College by helping instructors find innovative ways to use technology to support their teaching goals and by providing professional development opportunities in the use of instructional technology.

For more information about divisional programs, please click on the links to your left. The Division Office is located in C-building, Room 304. Our committed team of faculty and staff look forward to working with you.

Lori A. Catallozzi
Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities