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Concentrations

Bard College Berlin currently offers five concentrations within its two degree programs. Concentrations offer students the chance to shape a specialized profile of study within a broader liberal arts education and are comparable to a “major” at other universities.
The formal selection of a concentration takes place during the fourth semester of study, when all degree-seeking students participate in the moderation process. In order to moderate, students are required to present plans for the remaining two years of study to a panel of faculty members for approval.

Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought

Students enrolled in the B.A. in Humanities, the Arts, and Social Thought program may choose from among three concentrations:
  • Art and Aesthetics
  • Ethics and Politics
  • Literature and Rhetoric 
     
Areas of Specialization

The links below provide overviews for each of the three concentrations. The various modules (program units) that make up the curriculum for each concentration are displayed in graphics.
Students may fulfill the requirements for a certain module through a number of courses. For example, the courses “Value and Its History” and “Introduction to Existentialism” both fulfill the requirement for the module “Ethics and Moral Philosophy” in the Ethics and Politics concentration. Current and past courses can be found here, along with the module each course fulfills.

Economics, Politics, and Social Thought

In the B.A. in Economics, Politics, and Social Thought program, students choose between two concentrations:
  • Economics
  • Politics
Areas of Specialization

The links below provide overviews for each of the two concentrations. The various modules (program units) that make up the curriculum for each concentration are displayed in graphics.
Students may fulfill the requirements for a certain module through a number of courses. Current and past courses can be found here, along with the module each course fulfills.

Module Handbooks

A detailed explanation of each module in all five concentrations can be found in the module handbook for the relevant degree program.