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.
Introduction to Africana StudiesAfricana Studies 101From the trans-Atlantic slave trade to early Africans who shaped the social and religious landscapes of American culture, this course explores historical connections between the continent and other areas of the world. Topics include African art, music, and diasporic religion; and early explorers’ representations of the continent, slavery, and the Atlantic world.