Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1917-1918 Page: 56 of 66
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54 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
The benefits to be derived from this work are not restricted to
the individual, but are received with regenerative power, through the
family, by the whole civic system-the city, state, and nation. Homes
make the nation, and "a nation can be no better than its homes."
Since woman determines the character of the home and gives impulse
to all its activities, good citizens can not promote a more effective
means for uplift and improvement than by a general and dignified
study of Home Economics.
I. (a) FOOD WORK.-This subject includes a study of the
history and manufacture of foods, processes used in cooking, classification,
principles of cookery, chemical composition of foods, the
digestibility, nutritive value, economic value, and uses of foods. Practicum
includes judging, selection, preparation, and serving of typical
foods. Text: Elementary Domestic Science, Food and Cookery, by
Sarah Windle Landes.
(b) HOUSEHOLD HYGIENE.-The surroundings for a healthful
house, building, and furnishing. The supplies and wastes, methods of
prevention, removal, and disinfection. Text: Household Hygiene,
II. (a) FOOD WORK.-A study of human foods. The selection,
preparation, and combination of food materials. Home and company
meals. Text: Human Foods, by Snyder.
(b) HOUSEHOLD BACTERIOLOGY.-Chief topics treated are:
dust, bacteria, molds, yeasts, disease germ safeguards. Text: History
of Bacteriology, Elliott.
(c) Household Chemistry.
III. (a) FOOD WORK.-Advance Cookery, social observances,
planning and serving of meals. Text: Food and Dietetics, by
(b) Household Management, by Terrell.
IV. (a) FOOD WORK.-Invalid cookery, catering for social
gatherings, planning and serving of dinners and banquets, demonstrations.
Continuation of Food and Dietetics, by Hutchinson.
(b) Home nursing, care of the sick, first aid to the injured.
I. (a) HANDIWORK.-Plain hand sewing, fancy and ornamental
stitches, darning, patching, crocheting, tatting and embroidery.
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