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The department teaches a robust core-course sequence, along with numerous electives that support our interdisciplinary major in Art, Philosophy, and Literature (APL). The core sequence includes EN101 (Composition) and EN102 (Literature), taken in the first year; PY201 (Philosophy), taken during the sophomore year; and EN302 (Advanced Composition), usually taken during the junior year. In the spirit of interdisciplinary pedagogy, we also routinely collaborate with other USMA departments, including Mathematical Sciences, Civil and Mechanical Engineering, History, and Foreign Languages.

Our academic outreach also extends beyond West Point to organizations such as the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict.

Core Courses
Courses Required for All APL Majors
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Required Methodology Course
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Literature Courses
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Philosophy Courses
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Department Counselors

The counselors below will be happy to answer questions about the APL program.

COL David BarnesPhilosophy845.938.2501
LTC Laura BozemanLiterature845.938.2231
CPT Renee FarrarLiterature845.938.4337
COL David HarperLiterature845.938.2501
MAJ Adam KarrLiterature845.938.1630
LTC Christopher MayerPhilosophy845.938.3334
Dr. Tony McGowanLiterature845.938.2670
LTC Naomi MercerLiterature845.938.2771
COL John NelsonLiterature845.938.2248
Dr. Graham ParsonsPhilosophy845.938.3553
CPT Charles PhillipsPhilosophy845.938.2863
Dr. Patrick QueryLiterature845.938.8383
Dr. Elizabeth SametLiterature845.938.2083
LTC Michael SaxonPhilosophy845.938.5922
Dr. Robert TullyPhilosophy845.938.3410

You may also contact Ms. Kristina Fox, D/English and Philosophy XO (x3967) for further information.

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