Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

History Concentration

Associate in Arts Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning - History and Social Sciences

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
HUM-120 Self, Culture and Society
Elective Elective
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

HUM-120 satisfies Learning Community Requirement

ENG-111 College Writing I
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Academic Discourse.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisites: ENG-095 and RDG-095, ELL-103 or placement

HIS-112 Modern World History
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

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

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or ELL-103 and ENG-095 or placement

Elective Any 101-level language course
3
MAT-181 Statistics
3

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

(Formerly Area 4)

Choose one course from Quantitative Problem Solving Menu

Prerequisites: MAT-097 or MAT-098 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
HIS-121 Foundations of Historical Thinking & Analysis
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: ENG-111 and HIS-112

ENG-112 College Writing II
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Research Writing.

(Formerly Area 1)

Prerequisite: ENG-111

GenEd-SR Scientific Reasoning
4

This course meets the General Education requirement for Scientific Reasoning.

(Formerly Area 5)

Choose one course from Scientific Reasoning Menu

HIS-151 History: From Colonization through the Civil War
HIS-152 U.S. History: Reconstruction to Present
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

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

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or ELL-103 and ENG-095 or placement

Elective Global Language Elective - Any 102-level language course
3

This course meets the General Education requirement for Creative Work.

Total Credits:
Semester 3 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
HIS Elective HIS-231 African American History OR HIS-117 Women in US History OR other specialized department-approved course
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

HIS-231 Prerequisites: ENG-111 and (HIS-102, HIS-112, HIS-151 or 152) or by permission

HIS-117 Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095; and ENG-095; or ELL-103

HIS-Elective Any 100-level HIS course
3
Elective Any ECO, GEO, GOV, PHL, PSC, REL course [aligned interdisciplinary course]
3
Elective Natural or Physical Science Elective
4
Elective Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
3
Total Credits:
Semester 4 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req Expand
Any 200-level History course
3
Elective Elective
3
Elective Elective
3
Elective Elective
3
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: May 24, 2021
Approved for the 2021-2023 College Catalog

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Interpret historical artifacts and documents (primary sources) using various specialized techniques
  • Develop historical explanations at multiple levels, from long-range global structures to microcosmic personal experiences
  • Demonstrate distinctive ways of thinking in the study of history, including narrative, causal explanation, and historical imagination
  • Analyze historians’ works in various media, including essays, books, documentary films, and podcasts
  • Contribute to preserving living history (e.g. archiving oral histories of community members)
  • Critically analyze how social power, cultural context, and historical position influence the construction of historical narratives
  • Reflect on their ethical responsibilities & community accountability as a historian
  • Communicate with a range of audiences in traditional and innovative ways
  • Produce signature research contributing to historical knowledge

Career Outlook

  • Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer to four-year colleges or universities as juniors. The concentration is excellent preparation for careers in law, teaching, government, museums, or similar public service fields.
  • A bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement for entry into many of these fields.
  • Graduate work may be necessary, as well.