Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1917-1918 Page: 38 of 66
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36 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
COURSE A.-Sociology. This course is analytic, descriptive, and
historical. It examines the phenomena of society, the nature and
activity of the social mind, the history of society, and the factors
necessary for a progressive community. This course is intended to
start the student in a scientific study of society. Some observational
study will be made of the conditions in Abilene.
Three hours a week. Open to Juniors and Seniors.
COURSE B.-(f)-Psychology. This course presents a generaJ
study of mental processes. No previous acquaintance with the subject
is requisite, yet the course presupposes mental maturity and habits
of thoughtful study on the part of the student. Its purpose is to
lead the student to observe closely and accurately his own experiences
and those of others. It is helpful to all work in philosophy and
pedagogy and should enable the student to appreciate critically whatever
he may read along psychological lines. It will also be of great
service in the interpretation of human activities in literature, history,
and present day life.
Text: Angell's Psychology, with collateral study of James's
Briefer Course, Royce, Thorndike, and others. Written reports. Three
hours a week.
(w)-Logic. This course is both practical and theoretical. The
aim throughout is to emphasize the vital connection between logic
and the practical problems of every day life, to promote clear, accurate
thinking, develop critical habits of mind, and to train the student
to attach a definite meaning to all words and propositions.
Text: Creighton's An Itroductory Logic, with collateral study of
Jevons-Hill. Three hours a week.
(s)-Ethics. This course will acquaint the student with the
principal aspects of the history and theory of Ethics. The aim is to
enable the student to establish a sound method of estimating and
Text: Dewey and Tuft's Ethics, with collateral study of Janit,
Bowne, and others. Three hours a week. Open only to Seniors.
COURSE A. (f)-The Governments of Europe. This course is a
brief study of the representative governments of Europe.
Text: Ogg, The Governments of Europe.
(w)-A brief survey of the development of American political institutions
and the present system of federal government in the United
Text: Beard, American Government and Politics.
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