Ezra Pound's Honors College Education

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According to American poet Ezra Pound, “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.” I must be honest when expressing my interest in Morgan State University’s Honors College. Throughout my college career, I have found myself finding strategy where other students find struggle, creativity where other students find confusion, and intuition where other students find intimidation. I am one of the men who insist on knowing that Ezra Pound describes but my current placement places me amongst mere herding sheep. I find education to be a creative art; moreover, every class I have taken in college thus far has not challenged my thinking in any way. I mostly find myself reading and reiterating…show more content…
If accepted into the Honors College, I will enhance the program by expanding learning beyond the traditional classroom setting. When I describes education as a creative art, I am implying that it can aquired in more ways than one. The traditional classroom setting where you purchase a textbook, read its contents, and receive a test can only enable a student so much. I would like to expose my Honors College peers to nontraditional education/studying. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “the things taught in schools and colleges are not education, but the means of education. The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. I would like to see the Honors College embrace non traditional classroom learning, such as, hold a Humanities class in an art gallery or a History class in a museum. I want to expand learning from reading about experiences to relating to the experiences we’re reading about. This outside learning expands the mind into deeper thought than and gives more material to fuel discussions than just words on a page. This way, Honors College students are introduced to a new way of learning that they can practice everyday amongst society without being in a traditional classroom
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