“Love is necessary work and it is in love that we learn to resist, thrive, and lead under any circumstances.” (Bell Hooks)
Communication is the process by which human beings create meaning, and students in the Communication major at Bunker Hill Community College learn to speak, write, and express themselves with humanity and professionalism. The program focuses on human rights and career success. At the core of communication is human rights: the acts of love, justice and empathy for the “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.” Our goal is to help students become both ethical and competitive leaders in the job market. The Associate in Arts Degree in Communication offers foundational training in communication and prepares students to transfer to four-year colleges and pursue careers in the creative industries and beyond, including film, journalism, theatre and media.
Upon Completion Students 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.
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.
Artist Deta Galloway Performs at COM's Black History Event 2020
Communication Program Advisory Board
A very special thank you to the Communication Program Advisory Board for their expertise and support in developing the vision, goals and curriculum for the new Communication Department that launched Fall 2020:
Leda Cooks, PhD, Professor
Department of Communication
University of Massachusetts
Dr. Leda Cooks’ (UMass Amherst) research and teaching address the ways identity, morality, power, relationships, community, culture and citizenship intersect in spaces and performances of 1. teaching and learning, 2. deliberation and dialogue and 3.communicating about and through food. Recent work examines relational and decolonizing pedagogies and the im/morality of food waste.
Phanindra Dahal, Journalist, BBC
Nepali Phanindra Dahal is a bilingual journalist at the BBC’s Nepali Service in Kathmandu. There, he produces audio, visual and digital content focusing on accountability and governance. His recent reportings include Nepal's response to the covid-19 pandemic, vaccine diplomacy in South Asia among others. He was a Fulbright Hubert H Humphrey Fellow at Arizona State University in 2018/19
Jennifer A. Zenovich, PhD, Lecturer
Department of Communication
Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies
California State University, East Bay
Jennifer A. Zenovich (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is a Lecturer in Communication as well as Human Development and Women’s Studies at California State University, East Bay. She conducts research in the areas of International and Intercultural Communication, Performance Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.