POTENTIAL JOB ASSIGNMENTS
When you major in English at the Air Force Academy, you prepare yourself to join a long line of leaders throughout history. Our majors serve as pilots, navigators, missile officers, intelligence officers, maintenance officers, personnel officers, communication officers, and in many other fields. Some receive advanced degrees in English and return to the Academy as faculty members.
Majoring in English also prepares you for life beyond the Air Force. English was the course of study of Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Disney Corporation; General Martin Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Eric Shinseki, former Secretary of Veteran Affairs; Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; and many other leaders in every sector of industry and public life.
- Creating Meaning: Introduction to Digital Literatures/Digital Arts
- Contemporary Literature: The Short-Story Cycle
- Race, Difference, and Monstrosity from Frankenstein to Native Son
- William Faulkner and W.E.B. DuBois: Civil Rights Between Literary History and Historiography
- American and Anglophone Literary Modernism
- Women’s Combat Literature: Real and Fictitious Women Who Push Boundaries in War
SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE
|4th CLASS YEAR (FRESHMAN)||3RD CLASS YEAR (SOPHOMORE)||2ND CLASS YEAR (JUNIOR)||1ST CLASS YEAR (SENIOR)|
|Beh Sci 110
Com Sci 110
For Lang 1
For Lang 2
Engr Mech 220
Pol Sci 211
Sys Opt Geo 310
|Aero Engr 315
Beh Sci 310
Astro Engr 310
Soc Sci 412
For full program requirements and course descriptions, download the current Curriculum Handbook.
VALIDATION AND TRANSFER CREDITS
We offer validation and transfer credit for English 111 (Introductory Composition and Research) for the following:
- AP score of 5 (on Language/Composition or Literature/Composition)
- IB score of 5+ (at HL level)
- A- or higher in a comparable English composition course at an accredited four-year college or university
- A- or higher in an English composition course at an accredited two-year college AND also scored exceptionally well on the verbal component of the SAT or ACT exam (700+ SAT or 30+ ACT)
The Academy registrar receives text scores directly from the College Board. If your scores don’t make it, contact the English 111 course director.
College courses that are taught in a high school and given concurrent credit do not qualify for transfer credit. We only award transfer credit for courses that include a variety of written genres, instruction in argumentation and a significant research paper. We will check transcripts submitted to Academy to determine whether cadets meet these requirements. Once the academic year begins, if a cadet feels that he or she was eligible for transfer credit but has not received it, he or she should bring relevant documents (college transcript, course description, and in some cases standardized test scores) to the English 111 Course Director.
Capt Megan Kahn
Instructor and Advisor-in-Charge