General Studies/Humanities and Arts Studies
Program Goals Statement
This program provides students an opportunity to explore the Humanities and Arts programs available at the College, including Art Transfer, Communication Transfer, Deaf Studies and the Humanities Transfer concentration of the Liberal Arts Program. These programs provide a comprehensive and rigorous foundation for transfer to a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in these disciplines. Humanities and arts students will explore the fundamentals of human communication in theory and practice, and analyze historic and contemporary role of these disciplines in an increasingly diverse society. These programs can also prepare students for careers in design, the performing and visual arts or working with the Deaf or hard of hearing.
• Humanities programs vary greatly from one another here and at four-year institutions. Students whose exploration uncovers a new, unforeseen passion or interest in one of our humanities areas should contact the specific program coordinator associated with that area as soon as possible to discuss their options and best course of action. Specific program coordinators can also assist you with choosing free electives that are available to you.
• Students interested in Art Transfer programs should meet with the program director to discuss the process of building a strong portfolio for use in transferring or towards the job market and be aware that some studio art courses are offered only one semester.
• Students interested in Communication Transfer programs should meet with the program director to discuss field-based learning opportunities in areas related to mass communication, organizational communication, or public communication.
• Bristol offers several Deaf Studies concentrations to meet a student's career and academic goals. Students interested in these programs who have taken non-credit "sign language classes" in the past, or, are heritage signers (Deaf/signing family) or have taken two or more ASL classes in high school, with a B or better, should meet with the program director to discuss placement options.
• Students interested in the Humanities Transfer concentration of the Liberal Arts program should meet with the program director to discuss humanities transfer opportunities and agreements.
• Bristol participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements that guarantee admission and credit transfer.
• For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current Bristol articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer.