Bard College Berlin

Introduction

True to the principles of liberal arts education, Bard College Berlin offers interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, with a strong focus on individual growth and the development of essential skills in writing and thinking. Students engage in an integrated inquiry into the intellectual and cultural history of the contemporary world before choosing to specialize in an area of the humanities or social sciences (economics, politics, art or literature). Study in the core program and the student’s chosen field of specialization is supplemented by a wide variety of elective courses in fields such as theater, film, philosophy and studio arts, and by many forms of engagement with the city of Berlin, including museum visits, special courses, and internships. Qualifying students earn both an American B.A. and a German B.A.

An individual faculty advisor guides each student’s progress through the program, which is taught primarily in the form of small-group seminars. The language of instruction is English. All students have the opportunity to learn German. Opportunities for exchange and study abroad include but are not limited to Bard’s network of partner universities and dual degree programs in Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Russia, and the United States (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; New York City), among others.

Bard College Berlin Facts

Bard College Berlin's Class of 2019 was selected from a competitive applicant pool. The 55 students in this group come from over 27 different countries, and have a wide range of intellectual interests, as well as being active in social, cultural, and civic engagement. In 2015, Bard College Berlin received 311 applications for the BA programs, 59% of these applicants were accepted, and 30% of them enrolled. For current freshmen the average IB score is 34; the average Abitur score is 1.4, and the average U.S. G.P.A is 3.4.

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Bard College Berlin, A Liberal Arts University is officially recognized as a private university by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft) in accordance with sec. 123 para. 1 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Berlin [Berliner Hochschulgesetz – BerlHG].

Program accreditation for the BA program in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought was successfully granted by the accreditation agency ACQUIN in Fall 2013. Two years later, the BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought received accreditation from ACQUIN.

Bard College is accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (USA) and awards a BA degree to students completing Bard College Berlin’s BA program in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought or BA in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought under authority granted by the New York State Board of Education.

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Bachelor in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought

Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin

he BA degree in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought provides disciplinary training in economics and politics within the framework of a core program in intellectual history that encourages the thoughtful and culturally well informed application of social-scientific methodology and principle. All students receive a foundational training in the basic tools of economic analysis and modeling, as well as an introduction to political theory and social and historical studies. [+]

The BA degree in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought provides disciplinary training in economics and politics within the framework of a core program in intellectual history that encourages the thoughtful and culturally well informed application of social-scientific methodology and principle. All students receive a foundational training in the basic tools of economic analysis and modeling, as well as an introduction to political theory and social and historical studies. At the advanced level, students choose a specialization in either economics or politics, and complete modules on comparative global issues, access to choice and decision making, and on key ideas, movements, methods, and challenges in each field. Throughout the degree, emphasis is placed on refining writing and developing mathematical and analytical skills. Regular assignment work for seminar classes is designed to ensure that students progress toward successful independent research, reflected in the BA thesis in the fourth year. Additional advantages and opportunities conferred by the BA program include an internship course and placement network, language study in German from beginner to advanced level, a wide range of electives in literature, philosophy, the practising arts. Study abroad is possible at Bard’s other campuses, and through ERASMUS, and international partner agreements with universities in Brazil and Hong Kong. Degree Requirements and Structure [-]

Bachelor in Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought

Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin

Bard College Berlin's BA degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought affords students the opportunity to gain a thorough training in the fields of the humanities, while also acquiring a knowledge of the key intellectual developments, works, and debates that lie at the origin of the disciplines of the social and natural sciences and the practicing arts. [+]

Bard College Berlin's BA degree in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought affords students the opportunity to gain a thorough training in the fields of the humanities, while also acquiring a knowledge of the key intellectual developments, works, and debates that lie at the origin of the disciplines of the social and natural sciences and the practicing arts. The core program consists of courses that address some of the most important texts and artifacts in the cultural legacies of Europe and the world. In addition to the core program, students choose one of the following areas of concentration: Art and Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics, Literature and Rhetoric. Electives in studio arts (theater, dance, painting, art production) are also available, as are a wide range of electives in philosophy, art history, literature, film, and social theory. Students progress toward the completion of a BA thesis in the fourth year, under the supervision of an individual faculty member. Study abroad in Europe (through the ERASMUS network), or in the United States (at Bard College or its affiliated programs and campuses) and around the world (in the Bard network or through Bard College Berlin's international exchange agreements) is possible in the third year. An internship program supports the undertaking of practical training or work experience at any stage of the degree. Language study in German from beginner to advanced level is available throughout the program. All B.A. in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought candidates must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in German by the end of their second year. The degree qualifies students for graduate study or employment in a broad range of humanities and arts fields. Degree Requirements and Structure [-]

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Bard College Berlin

Address Platanenstraße 24
13156 Berlin, Germany
Website http://www.berlin.bard.edu/
Phone +49 30 437330