Language and Thinking Program
The Language and Thinking Program is an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences with a particular 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.