Bridges and boundaries in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
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Published by General Education Seminar, University Committee on General Education, Columbia University in [New York] .
Written in English


  • Humanities.,
  • Arts.,
  • Social sciences.,
  • Interdisciplinary approach to knowledge.

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Edition Notes

SeriesProceedings / General Education Seminar -- v. 9, 1980-81, Proceedings of the General Education Seminar -- v. 9.
ContributionsColumbia University. Committee on General Education., Columbia University. General Education Seminar.
The Physical Object
Pagination124 p. ;
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16602448M

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