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Foreign Language Concentration

Associate in Arts -  Foreign Language Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View Area 3 satisfied by program
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities Area 6 satisfied by program
Concentration Courses
First Foreign Language select 200 level course 3 see note*
First Foreign Language sequential 200 level course 3 see note*
Second Foreign Language select 100 level course 3
Second Foreign Language sequential 100 level course 3
Western Civilization to the Renaissance HIS101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
Western Civilization from the Renaissance HIS102 3 ESL098 or RDG095 and ENG095 or placement
Masterpieces of World Literature I LIT211 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Masterpieces of World Literature II LIT212 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Lab Science Elective 4
Behavioral Science Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 3 MAT097 or placement
Learning community or Elective see note* 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 62
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Humanities and Learning Communities

Department: Foreign Language

Degree Type: Associate in Arts

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Note: Students must enter with elementary level proficiency.

*Note: Students are encouraged not to take elementary foreign language courses in their native language.

Note: 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.

To enter this program, students should have completed study of at least one foreign language at an elementary level (First Foreign Language in grid).

Concentration Overview

The mission of the Foreign Language Department at Bunker Hill Community College is to expose students to a language and culture in order to enable them to become knowledgeable and active members of a global society. Students learn to use modern foreign languages for meaningful communication in both spoken and written form. Students completing classes in the Foreign Language Program will gradually achieve course-appropriate outcomes in the four basic language skills of speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing of the target language. Through foreign language study, students develop sensitivity to other cultural and linguistic heritages, and are prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.

The Foreign Language concentration prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities with a major in a foreign language. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus.

For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration often qualify for careers that require bilingual skills.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the basic skills for understanding and speaking a foreign language. 
  • Read and comprehend simple selections in a foreign language.
  • Express their thoughts and ideas in writing in an uncomplicated manner in a foreign language.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously.