for students

Dates for the 2014 Language and Thinking Program:
Monday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 27

Required dates for arrival on campus and information about orientation programming and other matters beyond the scope of the academic work of the Language and Thinking program are available through the offices of First-Year Experience and the Dean of Students:

Readings for the 2014 Language and Thinking Program:

Charles Darwin’s On Natural Selection
(Penguin Books (2005), ISBN: 0- 14-303630-0)

Franz Kafka’s story “The Metamorphosis,” in The Complete Stories
(Schocken Books (1995), ISBN: 0805210555)

The edition matters: rely on the ISBN to be sure you are getting the correct edition. The Darwin should be read in its entirety. For Kafka, the required text is “The Metamorphosis” only.

For more information on Language and Thinking, or First-Year Students at Bard, contact the Dean of Students office by calling 845-758-7454 or e-mail