Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1917-1918 Page: 36 of 66
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34 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
devote four instead of six hours a week to preparation for class, so
that the demands on the student's time are the same as for a regular
three hour course.
COURSE B.-For college students who have high school French
credits or who have had French A. Continuation of course A with
greater stress on the acquisition of a good reading ability. Three
hours a week.
COURSE 3.-Descriptive Chemistry: (Brownlee, Fuller nd
others.) The facts, laws, theories, and application of Chemistry are
to be emphasized through exercises, problems and experiments.
COURSE 4.-Physics: High School Physics (Carhart & Chute).
This is a thorough and complete course in Physics.
In this department the courses have been arranged with two
groups of students in view:
First: Those who expect to become members of the teaching profession,
either temporarily or permanently. Success in teaching, as
in any other profession, depends upon efficient training. This training
should prepare teachers so that they may go forth to their work
not only well equipped professionally but also with high ideals of
their vocation and with the Christian attitude, realizing that the chief
aim of all education should be to develop character.
Second: Those who are interested chiefly in a broad. general, and
cultural education. Hardly any discipline affords so much cultural
value as does the scientific study of education. Besides, a course
in education will prepare those who later become leaders to take an
intelligent part in directing the educational affairs of their respective
It is intended that this department shall promote systematic and
comprehensive training for those who choose education as a profession.
To enable students of this department to make a practical
application of their knowledge of psychology, child study, and methods
of teaching, a training school will be provided to serve as an educational
Certain classes in the Junior High School will be divided into
sections, and one section of each such division will be given into the
charge of a student teacher who is under the immediate supervision
of the regular class teacher. and under the general supervision of the
head of the Department of Education. Through this observation and
practice teaching the attention of the novice teacher is directed at
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