Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
Deirdre d’Albertis (coordinator), Gregory B. Moynahan, Joseph O’Neill, Karen Sullivan
The Irish and Celtic Studies (ICS) concentration offers access to three main areas: Celtic traditions in myth, religion, literature, and art; Anglo-Irish literature from the 18th through the 20th century; and the politics and history of Ireland.
Students moderate into a disciplinary program (e.g., art history, his-torical studies) and are responsible for that program’s requirements. Two members of the Moderation board should be Irish and Celtic Studies faculty. Students are advised to take two ICS cross-listed courses before Moderation, such as Literature 2175, Medieval Ireland, or History 2551, Joyce’s Ulysses, Modernity, and Nationalism. Graduation requirements include two cross-listed courses and successful completion of the Senior Project.