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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

Living Our Choices, Queenship and Change: Wisdom for today from early China

Instructor(s): Margaret Pearson, History

How can we make good decisions and cope with the results of poor ones? What skills help us live and work effectively with others? How can we get the most out of our lives in college and after? We will use the I ching (Yijing, Book of Changes, recent information on queens in early China, and the works of Lao-tzu (Laozi), Confucius and others to reach deeper understandings about the dilemmas we face and the wide array of choices students have at Skidmore and in Saratoga.

Course Offered