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German Studies

Bard College

48 months
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57717 USD/year
57717 USD/year
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About

The German Studies Program at Bard College encompasses the language, literature, culture, history, philosophy, art, and music of the German-speaking countries.

Overview

The cultural and historical expressions of German can best be understood by interdisciplinary study and by situating German, Austrian, and Swiss cultures within the larger European and global context. 

In pursuing work in German Studies, students at Bard College are expected to take a range of courses in the program, focusing on literature, history, philosophy, and politics but also taking advantage of related courses in art history, music, theater, and film. German Studies can be pursued as a stand-alone major; designing a joint major with another discipline is encouraged and fully supported.

Recent Senior Projects in German Studies

  • “The Devil Figure in Goethe, Boito, and Gounod”
  • “Echoes of the Written World: On the Difficulties of Memory and Belonging in W. G. Sebald’s Die Ringe des Saturn”
  • “(In)Hospitable: Refugees as ‘Guests’ in Germany Today”

Programme Structure

  • A student moderates into German Studies with a focus in German literature. Joint majors moderate separately into German Studies and the related discipline (philosophy, music, economics, etc.) or they may integrate German Studies and another field of inquiry into one Moderation. 
  • Before Moderation, potential majors are required to participate in the annual German intensive program, a semester of intensive language study at Bard in the spring followed by a month’s study in August at Bard College Berlin; a survey course in German literature; and at least one semester of German or European history. 
  • After Moderation, the student is required to take at least one German literature course in German per semester until graduation and write a Senior Project in the senior year. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply using the Common Application.High School transcript (Include mid-year senior grades if available at the time you apply.)School Report (Form is generally completed by a high school counselor and includes a school profile.)Teacher recommendations (Two are required: We prefer that one recommendation come from an English or humanities instructor and one from a math or science instructor.)
  • TOEFL  exam or IELTS exam or Duolingo English Test  (For English proficiency requirements, see below.) All international applicants who speak a foreign language other than English as their primary language must submit a completed TOEFL exam or IELTS exam or Duolingo English Test. 
  • Completed Certification of Finances form 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57717 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57717 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    57717 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57717 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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