Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Communication Concentration

Associate in Arts Humanities and Learning Communities - Communication

This curriculum map contains the new General Education Requirements. Current students should log in to BHCC Self-Service to review their specific program requirements or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-111 College Writing I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: Complete ENG-095 and either ESL-098 or RDG-095, or ELL-103 with a grade of C or higher. - Must be completed prior to taking this course

COM-110 Introduction to Communication
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course satisfies Learning Communities Seminar requirement.

Fulfills the Learning Community Seminar requirement.

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.

GenEd-QPS Quantitative Problem Solving
3-4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Quantitative Problem Solving.

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu. MAT-181 Statistics recommended.

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

(Formerly Area 2 and Area 3)

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

GenEd-CW Creative Work
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

(Formerly Area 6)

Choose one course from Creative Work Menu. COM-101 Film as Art is recommended.

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

Prerequisite: ENG-111

3

Choose one college-level MAT course

Prerequisites: MAT 097 or MAT-098 or placement

COM-250 Analyzing Media I
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Choose one course from Community and Cultural Contexts Menu

Prerequisite: COM-110 Introduction to Communication

VMA-262 Video Techniques Lab
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

Elective-1 Behavioral or Social Science Elective
3

Choose one PSY or SOC course.

PSY-107 or SOC-101 is recommended.

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
COM-120 Public Speaking and Professional Communication
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisite: COM-171 Public Speaking

Elective Literature Elective
3

Choose one course from LIT

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning Menu

ENV-105 Environmental Science/Lab is recommended

Elective Concentration Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Concentration Electives:

  • COM-241 Introduction to Today’s Journalism
  • COM-242 Multimedia Journalism
  • COM-254 Digital Media and Performance
  • VMA-130 Social Media Strategy
  • VMA-263 Video Concepts

 

Elective Behavioral Science Elective
3

Choose one PSY or SOC course

PSY-219, SOC-227 or SOC-229 is recommended 

Prerequisite: COM 110  Introduction to Communication; COM 181 Or permission from chair

Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
COM-102 American Cinema
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Elective-1 Concentration Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CHOOSE one:

  • COM-241 Introduction to Today’s Journalism
  • COM-242 Multimedia Journalism
  • VMA-130 Social Media Strategy
  • COM-200 Digital Media & Performance
  • VMA-262 Video Techniques
  • VMA-263 Video Concepts

Students who are interested in journalism are encouraged to take COM-241 Reading and Writing Journalism and COM-242 Multimedia Journalism.

Students who are interested in media are encouraged to take COM-200 Digital Media & Performance and  VMA-130 Social Media Strategy.

Students who are interested in film & video production are encouraged to take VMA-262 Video Techniques and VMA-263 Video Concepts

Elective-2 Concentration Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CHOOSE one:

  • COM-241 Introduction to Today’s Journalism
  • COM-242 Multimedia Journalism
  • VMA-130 Social Media Strategy
  • COM-200 Digital Media & Performance
  • VMA-262 Video Techniques
  • VMA-263 Video Concepts

Students who are interested in journalism are encouraged to take COM-241 Reading and Writing Journalism and COM-242 Multimedia Journalism.

Students who are interested in media are encouraged to take COM-200 Digital Media & Performance and  VMA-130 Social Media Strategy.

Students who are interested in film & video production are encouraged to take VMA-262 Video Techniques and VMA-263 Video Concepts

Elective-3 Lab Science Elective
4

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

ENV 110 Recommended

GenEd-CCC Community & Cultural Contexts
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

This course meets the General Education requirement for Community & Cultural Contexts.

PHL-103 or SOC-227 recommended.

Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: November 10, 2020

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Have an effective transfer path to a four year school.
  • Express foundational communication skills, such as public speaking, professional communication, clear argumentation, and critical reasoning.
  • Write for a variety of purposes, adapting to varying audiences.
  • Develop cultural and ethical competency, by engaging in human rights advocacy and effective intercultural communication.
  • Conduct research in the field of communication.
  • Earn hands-on skills in the field of communication through coursework and an internship.
  • Understand the dynamics of communication in a global context.
  • Enter the workforce upon graduation in film, journalism, media, or other creative industry.

Career Outlook

Students in this program will learn hands-on skills in the field of communication through coursework and an internship. Students are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation in film, journalism, media, or other creative industry. The program is suited for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of: Advertising, Broadcasting, Business, Communication, Education, Film, Journalism, Marketing, Politics, Public Relations, and/or Social Media.