Courses listed below do not satisfy area or distribution credit.



ARC 150   Algebra Workshop

Maria Belk

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7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKC 115


2 credits  This course provides a review of the algebra used in math, science, and social science courses.  It is designed for students who would like to improve their algebra skills while taking or in preparation to take an introductory math, science, economics or statistics course.  Topics include linear equations and their graphs, quadratic equations, fractions, rational expressions, and exponents.  This course meets for the first ten weeks of the semester, and it will be graded Pass/Fail.   No distributional credit is earned. Class size: 20



ARC 190   Algebra, Trigonometry

and Functions

Maria Belk

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7:00 – 9:00 pm

RKC 115


2 credits    This course is designed for students who have taken a precalculus course in high school or at Bard, but would like more computational practice with algebra, trigonometry, logarithms and exponentials.  This course can be taken at the same time as a math, science, or economics course, or in preparation to take such a course in a subsequent semester. This course meets for the first ten weeks of the semester, and will be graded Pass/Fail.   No distributional credit is earned. Class size: 20



ARC 107  Intensive ESL

Ester Flaim

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M T W Th .

10:30 – 11:30 am

  1:30 –  2:30 pm

HDR 101A/



(4 credits;  2 semester sequence)   A Liberal Arts education is designed to engage people across a variety of disciplines in order to teach thinking skills and associative skills; however, if students have never encountered this type of educational environment before, this broad definition can hinder meaningful engagement in academic courses. This yearlong class is designed to give incoming international students an overview of the Liberal Arts experience through exploring some of the fields of study Bard has to offer. Through this investigation, students will develop the academic and study skills needed to survive this challenging academic environment. An emphasis on reading and writing will provide opportunities for students to develop vocabulary, improve grammar and strengthen their grasp of the written language.  Permission of the instructor is required. Class size: 14



ARC 205A   Essay and Revision

David Gruber

M  . W .  .

10:10 – 11:30 am

HEG 200


(4 credits) In this course, we will sharpen our skills at composing and revising academic essays. We will consider close reading strategies, the process of developing an essay—from early invention practices through intensive revision strategies—and pay special attention to developing and supporting claims. We’ll also consider audience and discourse communities, as we respond to complicated issues with clear, convincing arguments. We will seek to do so not by simplifying our thinking, but, rather, by using the format of the essay—particularly structure—to capture and convey our ideas in all their complexity. A total of 25 pages of revised prose will be expected.  Permission of the instructor is required. Please email for more information.

Class size: 14



ARC 205B   Essay and Revision

David Gruber

M  . W .  .

1:30 – 2:50 am

HEG 300


See above.



ARC 215   Essays and Evidence

Jane Smith

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3:10 – 4:30 pm

OLIN 306


(4 credits) This writing-intensive course will sharpen students’ skills in writing persuasive analytic essays. Paying particular attention to the variety of ways we use other people's voices in our own work—to support, qualify, or broaden the scope of our argument; to get at the underlying assumptions of another writer's claims; or to acknowledge and offer alternate viewpoints—we will examine and practice rhetorical devices available to us as we use textual evidence to convey complex ideas. In Spring 2011 our work will include: writing several short essays; reading scholarly writing on a central theme drawn from a variety of academic disciplines; developing research questions, proposals, and annotated bibliographies; and developing a longer research paper. This course may be of particular interest to upper-college students preparing to write the senior project.  A total of 25 pages of revised prose will be expected.  Permission of the instructor is required. Please email for more information.  Class size: 14



ARC 235   Composition Theory

and Pedagogy

Jim Keller

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11:50 – 1:10 pm

OLIN 305


(4 credits)  This writing-intensive course is designed for advanced writers who want to deepen their understanding of composition, rhetoric, and grammar.  Topics will include composition theory, grammar and its role in the service of meaning and rhetoric, and revision in both theory and practice.  We will address questions of composition pedagogy to see how successful models of teaching (and tutoring) writing can inform our understanding of the genre itself, not in theoretical isolation but as a live and critical practice.  Students will write and revise essays, provide feedback to fellow writers, and complete an independent project.  Permission of the instructor is required.