Bard College Catalogue 2012-13
Franz R. Kempf (director), Daniel Berthold, Leon Botstein, William James Griffith, Garry L. Hagberg, David Kettler, Stephanie Kufner, Gregory B. Moynahan, Justus Rosenberg, Peter D. Skiff, Thomas Wild, Tom Wolf*
* on sabbatical, spring 2013<
The German Studies Program encompasses the language, literature, culture, history, philosophy, art, and music of the German-speaking countries. The cultural and historical expressions of German can best be understood by interdisciplinary study and by situating German, Austrian, and Swiss cultures within the larger European context
A student moderates into German studies with a focus in a main discipline (such as history, literature, philosophy, or art history). Majors are required to take at least four semesters, or the equivalent, of German language courses, a survey course in German literature, and at least one semester of German or European history. After Moderation, the student is eligible to study abroad for a semester, ideally in the spring semester of the junior year. Bard offers an exchange program with Humboldt University in Berlin; ECLA of Bard, a Liberal Arts University in Berlin; and the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (see “International Programs and Study Abroad” in this catalogue).