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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 01/21/2022
Rolling Admission 01/31/2022 05/24/2022

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Program Description:
This course examines historical, philosophical and practical elements of civic engagement while exploring the underlying question of what it means to be an engaged citizen in the early XXIst century. It will examine notions of personal responsibility, civic duty, political participation (including voting), and social justice. It will examine important elements contributing to civic participation, including race, gender, education, and socio-economic status. It explores modes of community engagement on a number of levels, including governmental (especially local government), not-for-profit, various forms of associational life, and social movements. The course has a local focus, but national and international issues and comparisons will be explored. 

This is both a Bard Network AND Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences class that involves guest lectures, out of class fieldwork, case studies and projects within the framework of analogous classes being offered simultaneously at several of Bard’s international partners, including Al-Quds Bard, American University of Central Asia, European Humanities University, Bard College Berlin, and refugee learners from Jordan and Kenya. The Bard class will be paired with some of these students and different points throughout the semester. The course incorporates diverse perspectives and promotes intercultural dialogue using blended learning formats featuring common texts, virtual lectures, virtual class meetings, and shared assignments that link students and faculty across multiple institutions.

Course Days and Times
Monday/Wednesday 10:10-11:30 (New York Time). 16:10-17:30 (Vienna Time). 

Jonathan Becker and Erin Cannan

Course Level

4 credits (US) 8 credits (ECTS)

OSUN Partner Offering Course
Bard College Annandale (ANN)


This program is currently not accepting applications.