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The Core Curriculum

"War Issues"

Event Date: 
1917

Spurred by World War I, the U.S. Army commissions Columbia faculty to create a course for the Student Army Training Corps. About the course Dean Hawkes said: "Its significance rested on the fundamental principle that in the long run man's accomplishment can rise no higher than his ideals, and that an understanding of the worth of the cause for which one is fighting is a powerful weapon in the hands of an intelligent man."