Courses and Syllabi

The BHSECs offer a variety of college courses each semester that embody the highest standards of a liberal arts education. College courses offered have included those listed below.

Seminar Sequence

The Seminar Sequence is the signature humanities experience of the Bard Early College program. The four-semester interdisciplinary Seminar Sequence exposes students to seminal texts from antiquity to modernity, which students engage with through critical reading and interpretation. Readings include Homer’s The Iliad, Plato’s The Last Days of Socrates, Dante’s Inferno, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Darwin’s The Origin of Species, Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents, Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, and Kafka’s The Trial, among others.