Humanities, Language & Journalism

The Humanities, Languages and Journalism Department strives to provide students with the resources to complete core course requirements in communication and critical thinking as well as with opportunities to enrich and challenge themselves with electives in such areas as literature, film, philosophy, foreign languages and creative writing.

We have an array of literature courses, many of which usually can only be found at four-year institutions, as well as special topic courses ranging from graphic novels to philosophy to science fiction. Options allow you to focus on a specific area that more appropriately suits your individual interest or employment needs.

Did you know …
The Humanities, Languages and Journalism Department works closely with students to help them strengthen their abilities to communicate clearly in writing and speaking, to think logically, to read critically, to respond intelligently, and to expand their understanding of foreign cultures and languages.

Endless opportunities
Because of the toolbox of skills developed in this department, BHC alumni go on to not only teach in the community’s school districts, but also work in advertising, marketing, publishing and even pursue careers in law.

Variety of topics offered
No matter your interest, this department offers a course just for you. From African and Caribbean literature to poetry writing to multiple classes centered around developing reporting skills necessary for successful interpretative articles, features and editorials for the news media, you can find an elective suited to your strengths and interests.


Extracurricular Activities

Student clubs:
A wide variety of clubs cater to many interests and are free to join and take part in. Participating is a great way to enhance your academic experience and meet new friends! If you have a new club idea, stop by the Student Life Office in Building 4 to find out how to get started.

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Special events on campus:
• Sigma Kappa Delta – English honor society
• Philosophy Club
• Essay contests
• Opportunities for published writing with The Chieftain student newspaper or The Voices of BHC


Programs AND HIGHLIGHTS

Transfer programs
If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you can earn one of two associate degrees: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science.

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Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Associate in Science 1545 64 Humanities, Language & JournalismMathematicsNatural Sciences & Engineering
Associate in Arts 1045 64 Humanities, Language & JournalismMathematicsNatural Sciences & Engineering