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Skidmore College
First-Year Experience

Scribner Seminar Program
Course Description

Lives of the Hudson

Instructor(s): Tom Lewis, English

Far more than a short river flowing through New York State, the Hudson is a thread that runs through the fabric of four centuries of American History and civilization - - its culture, its community, and its consciousness. Building upon the "Lives of the Hudson" show in the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, the seminar will explore several themes that trace their way through the history of the river, including the natural river, imagined river, the human river, and the working river, Activities related to the course will include meetings with contemporary artists and writers who have made the Hudson the subject of their work.

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