Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor of arts degree in one of approximately 35 stand-alone programs in the following academic divisions: The Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Social Studies; and Inter­divisional Programs and Concentrations. They may moderate into a concentration, or cluster of related courses, in conjunction with Moderation into a program. The programs and concentrations currently offered are listed alphabetically below, along with their home division. Concentrations are indicated by the letter “C”.

Program/Concentration Home Division
Africana Studies C Interdivisional
American Studies   Interdivisional
Anthropology   Social Studies
Art History   The Arts
Asian Studies   Interdivisional
Biology   Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Chemistry   Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Classical Studies   Interdivisional
Computer Science   Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Dance   The Arts
Economics   Social Studies
Economics and Finance   Social Studies
Environmental and Urban Studies (EUS) Interdivisional
Experimental Humanities C Interdivisional
Film and Electronic Arts   The Arts
Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures   Languages and Literature
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew (through Jewish Studies)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit
  • Spanish
French Studies   Interdivisional
Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) C Interdivisional
German Studies   Interdivisional
Global and International Studies (GIS) C Interdivisional
Historical Studies   Social Studies
Human Rights   Interdivisional
Irish and Celtic Studies (ICS) C Interdivisional
Italian Studies   Interdivisional
Jewish Studies C Interdivisional
Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS) C Interdivisional
Literature   Languages and Literature
Mathematics   Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Medieval Studies C Interdivisional
Middle Eastern Studies C Interdivisional
Mind, Brain, and Behavior C Interdivisional
Music   The Arts
Philosophy   Social Studies
Photography   The Arts
Physics   Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Political Studies   Social Studies
Psychology   Science, Mathematics, and Computing
Religion   Social Studies
Russian and Eurasian Studies (RES)   Interdivisional
Science, Technology, and Society (STS) C Interdivisional
Sociology   Social Studies
Spanish Studies   Interdivisional
Studio Arts   The Arts
Theater and Performance   The Arts
Theology C Interdivisional
Victorian Studies C Interdivisional
Written Arts   Languages and Literature