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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Decription

Eros and Belonging: On Love, Affection and Community

Instructor(s): Flagg Taylor, Government

What is love?  What and whom do we love?  To what ends are our erotic longings to be cultivated and what is the role of the community in this process?  Students will explore the nature of love as well as the manner and proper setting for its cultivation.  They will investigate the beauty and depth of writings that include Plato's dialogues, Shakespeare's comedies, Rousseau's philosophical reflections, and the novels of Jane Austen.

Course Offered