Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

World Studies Emphasis Certification

Choose five courses from only the following areas:

Languages

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
Arabic ARB 3 None
French FRE 3 None 
Spanish SPN 3 None 
Portuguese POR 3 None 
Mandarin CHN 3 None 
Japanese JPN 3 None 

 Literature

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
Literature in America I LIT-203 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
Literature in America II LIT-204 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
Masterpieces of World Literature I LIT-211 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
Masterpieces of World Literature II LIT-212 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
African Literature LIT-219 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
Latin American Literature LIT-221 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
Immigrant Experience in Literature LIT-223 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111
Middle East Literature LIT-224 3 Pre/co-requisite - ENG-111

History

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
Ancient, Classical and Medieval History HIS-101 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement
History of Modern Europe in a Global Context HIS-102 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement
History of the Pre-Modern World HIS-111 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement
Modern World History HIS-112 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement
US History: Colonization through the Civil War HIS-151 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement
US History: Reconstruction to the Present HIS-152 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Sociology

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
Cultural Anthropology SOC-109 3 Prerequisites - ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Geography

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
World Regional Geography GEO-101 3 None

Religion

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
World Religions REL-111 3 None

Science

Course TitleCourse #CreditsPrerequisites
Environmental Science I/Lab ENV-105 4

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and MAT-093 or placement

and ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement


Total Credits 15-16

World Studies Emphasis certification is an additional credential to the Associate in Arts degree. It cannot be taken as a standalone program. Students must choose five courses from only three of the seven areas listed in the grid.

Credential Overview

This emphasis certification enables students enrolled in Associate in Arts degree programs to obtain World Studies Emphasis certification with no additional coursework through careful selection of general education and elective courses needed to fulfill their degree requirements. World Studies Emphasis certification is an additional credential to demonstrate acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to live and work in a globally interdependent world. Students must complete five courses from the World Studies Emphasis menu. The common objective of these courses is to foster an ability to appreciate, analyze, and deal constructively with historical/contemporary experiences of diversity in the United States and other parts of the world. The menu includes courses in the areas of history, sociology, geography, science, religion, language, and literature.

Career Outlook

Graduates who transfer to four-year colleges or universities with a major in international studies, geography, history, literature, languages, education, classics, sociology, anthropology, religion, or a regional studies program such as Middle East Studies, find World Studies Emphasis certification to be an asset. Graduates with World Studies Emphasis certification enhance their future employability because business, government, non-profit, and education leaders now seek employees with an understanding of world issues and the capacity to work in a multicultural environment.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the geographical, political, and social issues of a country or region other than their own.
  • Understand the impact of historical events, culture, political structures, religion, and/or geography on world events.
  • Demonstrate open-mindedness and curiosity with respect to other countries and cultures.
  • View global issues from multiple perspectives