Aug 15, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
  
College Catalog 2022-2023

Critical Social Thought Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Jessica Hill, 413.552.2197, jhill@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program meets the freshman and sophomore requirements of most colleges and universities. It is especially designed to develop the reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills of students by engaging them in critical examinations that cross disciplinary boundaries to raise fundamental questions, often marginalized in traditional academic discourse, about the complex power dynamics, inequalities, and inequities of both past and present societies.  This program of study will also provide an excellent preparation for the workplace, civic engagement, and a meaningful life in a challenging, diverse, and increasingly interconnected world. With its strong inter- and cross-disciplinary focus, this program will cultivate free and intellectually rigorous inquiry on a broad range of issues.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • think independently and critically about issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, social, economic and political freedom, equality, and equity
  • examine prevailing assumptions related to societal structures surrounding power, beliefs, identity, and gender, race, and class constructions
  • read, write, and communicate more effectively
  • acknowledge and appreciate diverse perspectives
  • promote participation in civil discourse
  • locate, assess, and employ both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • demonstrate competency and proficiency in assessing relevant data across disciplines, especially within the social sciences

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 35 CREDITS


GENERAL ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS


sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement2

TOTAL: 60 CREDITS


NOTES

1POL 110  or LAX 110  is strongly recommended

2COM 121 , COM 150 , or COM 205  are recommended

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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