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Bard College Catalogue, 2019–20
The following affiliated campuses offer credit-bearing and degree-granting programs to local residents, and groundbreaking study abroad options for Bard undergraduates and students from other universities and colleges. See “Bard Abroad” in this catalogue for additional information on study abroad and student exchange opportunities.
Al-Quds Bard Partnership
In 2009, Bard College joined forces with Al-Quds University, an institution located in East Jerusalem, to establish several new programs aimed at improving the Palestinian education system: Al-Quds Bard (AQB) College for Arts and Sciences, which consists of a bachelor of arts (BA) program and a master of arts in teaching (MAT) program. AQB offers dual degrees from Bard and Al-Quds—the first such initiative between a Palestinian university and an American institution of higher education. Additionally, Bard undergraduates can spend a semester or year abroad at Al-Quds Bard (see website for current program status).
American University of Central Asia (AUCA)
Bard’s partnership with American University of Central Asia (AUCA), a liberal arts college in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, allows AUCA students to receive a Bard-accredited degree or a certificate in liberal arts education in addition to their Kyrgyz degree. The AUCA-Bard Study Abroad Program offers students interested in Central Asian and Russian studies and languages a unique opportunity to study side by side, in English, with peers from 25 different countries.
Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University
Bard College Berlin students who complete the four-year BA program may earn German and American bachelor’s degrees. Flexible programs allow students, including matriculated Bard undergraduates, to study at Bard College Berlin for a semester, a year, or longer.
Bard Early College at Houde Academy, a high school in Shenzhen, China, combines the best practices of American and Chinese education and offers students the opportunity to complete more than a full year of college coursework by the time they graduate. In their final two years of high school, students spend part of their day as undergraduates of Bard College, engaged in a liberal arts course of study that emphasizes critical thinking, writing, inquiry, and discourse.
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University (Smolny)
Smolny is Russia’s first liberal arts institution, and it is the only college in Russia to offer visiting North American students a broad range of courses along with a unique 9-credit program in Russian as a Second Language. Graduates of Smolny receive a bachelor of arts degree from Bard College and a bachelor of arts and humanitarian sciences degree from St. Petersburg State University. Smolny also offers two-year graduate programs, one leading to an MA degree in curatorial studies from St. Petersburg State University and an MA degree in art criticism and curatorial studies from Bard College, and the second leading to an MA degree in music criticsm from St. Petersburg State University and an MA degree in curatorial, critical, and performance studies from Bard College.