Semester Programs

Fall 2018

The History of American Exploration and Outdoor Adventure

Maurice Isserman, Faculty-in-Residence
Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History

This research course examines how the history and culture of the United States is bound up with that of the discovery and exploration of the New World. A focus on the meaning of that legacy for Americans from the 19th century on. Topics covered will include military exploration and surveys of the west, the development of a wilderness and a conservation ethic, and the growth of mountaineering and similar outdoor endeavors.

Fall 2019

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Contact Information

Janelle A. Schwartz, Ph.D.

General Director

A Complex Interaction

Students in Hamilton's Adirondack Program immerse themselves in the region's natural beauty and human communities as they learn the complexity of balancing the protection of natural resources with the needs and desires of residents and visitors.

David Winchell—

DEC Ray Brook

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