Courses listed below do not satisfy area or distribution credit.

 

11650

ARC 150  Algebra Workshop

Maria Belk

 . T . . .

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

 

11651

ARC 190   Algebra, Trigonometry 

and Functions

Maria Belk

. . W . .

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

***************************************************************************************************************************************************

11635

ARC 107   Intensive ESL

Scott Partridge

M T W Th .

M T W Th .

10:30 - 11:30 am

 1:30 - 2:30 pm

HDR 101

OLIN 102

 

(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

 

11635

ARC 110   Grammar for Writers

Scott Partridge

M . W . .

3:10 -4:30 pm

OLINLC 208

 

(4 Credits) This writing-intensive class examines issues of grammar, usage, and style, with an emphasis on their application to academic writing.  Special attention will be given to problems created by language transfer issues and to the particularities of English.  Smaller class size, interactive exercises, and individual conferences will help students develop a clearer and more sophisticated expression in their writing.  Students may sign up for this class online but must meet with the  professor before finalizing registration. Class size: 14

 

11423

ARC 205   Essay and Revision

David Gruber

. T . Th .

1:30  - 2:50 pm

OLIN 307

 

(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 gruber@bard.edu for more information.

Class size: 14

 

11298

ARC 212   Grammar, Rhetoric & Style

Philip Pardi

. T . Th .

10:10  - 11:30 am

HEG 204

 

(4 credits) This writing-intensive course explores the strategies and tools available to writers seeking to capture complex ideas in clear and concise prose.  As we write and revise essays, we will consider how we, as writers, can control the reader’s experience of the text by writing sentences that are not only correct but also powerful and precise.  As we expand our range of rhetorical devices, we’ll consider such questions as, How does grammar relate to content? At what point in the writing process should I worry about grammar?  When is it okay to break the rules?  Through careful attention to our own work, we will gain greater control over our writing from the sentence up—from basic grammar to more complex sentence structures and rhetorical moves—to write more forceful, assertive prose.  A total of 25 pages of revised prose will be expected. Class size: 16

 

11232

ARC 215   Essays and Evidence

David Gruber

. T . Th .

3:10  - 4:30 pm

OLIN 304

 

(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 gruber@bard.edu for more information.  Class size: 14