Bard College Student Handbook

Language and Thinking Program

The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with aparticular focus on writing. It is attended by all incoming Bard students during the last three weeks of August. Students read extensively, work on a variety of writing and other projects, and meet throughout the day in small groups and in one-on-one conferences with faculty. The work aims to -cultivate habits of thoughtful reading and discussion, clear articulation, accurate self-critique, and productive -collaboration. Satisfactory completion of the program is required. Students failing to meet this requirement will be asked to take one year’s academic leave.