“To be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds” - This was Achilles’ ideal, and could be yours. If you take up Achilles’ challenge, you would explore a broad range of English or Philosophy courses with room to customize your educational experience. You would take thirteen courses, including a disciplinary methodology course; a disciplinary-specific senior seminar; three courses in a complementary support track; and eight other electives within the major. Shouldyou qualify and wish to enroll in the Honors Program, you would add a two-semester senior thesis sequence. To graduate with honors, a cadet must attain a gradepoint average of 3.0 in the core curriculum and 3.5 inthe major.
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Past Secretary of Veterans Affairs, former Army Chief of Staff, and former instructor for the Department of English General (USA, Ret.) Eric Shinseki noted the powerful connection between officership and the liberal arts:
“It is to the skills and lessons I acquired in the study of art, philosophy, and literature that I turned most frequently and used each and every day to understand, to communicate, to educate, and to motivate others in helping me accomplish my military responsibilities.”
Department of English and Philosophy, United States Military Academy, Room 228, West Point, New York 10996
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