Courses and Syllabi
BHSEC Baltimore offers a variety of college courses each semester that embody the highest standards of a liberal arts education.
Current offerings include:
Grade 9: Literature of the Americas, History of the Americas, Algebra I or Geometry, Survey of Music, American Government, Spanish I, Chinese I, Physics, Drawing and Painting
Grade 10: Literature of the World, World History, Geometry, Chemistry, Foundations of Technology, Fine Arts I or Drawing into Design or Mixed Media, Physical Education, Health, Spanish II or Chinese II
Year 1: Year 1 Seminar, Literature/Humanities Electives, College Algebra, College Biology, College Spanish I or College Chinese I, Arts Elective, College Research Workshop
Year 2: Year 2 Seminar, Literature/Humanities Electives, Probability and Statistics, College Chemistry or Physics, College Spanish II or College Chinese II, Arts Electives, College Research Workshop
Literature/Humanities Electives for Year 1 and Year 2 students include: African-American History, American Cities, Literature of the City, Creative Writing, Economics, Introduction to Public Policy, Historical Fiction, The Election
Arts Electives for Year 1 and Year 2 students include: Issues in Contemporary Art, Art of Anatomy, College Music, Graphic Design
College Course Syllabi Can Be Viewed and Downloaded Here.
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, with which students engage through critical reading and interpretation. Readings include Plato’s The Last Days of Socrates, Dante’s Inferno, Machiavelli’s The Prince, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Goethe’s Faust, Darwin’s The Origin of Species, Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents, Forster’s A Passage to India, Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, Kafka’s The Trial, and Frayn’s Copenhagen, among others. The Seminar Sequence is modeled on Bard College’s great books course, First-Year Seminar.