Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1925-1926 Page: 75
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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
view to the best possible solution of these problems in the interest
of their inhabitants and the country as a whole.
213.-Early American Society. This course deals with social
conditions as they have influenced American history from the
time of its settlement to the War of 1860. A discussion will be
given of those forces which have helped to make present social
conditions in the United States. The nature of the political, social,
economic, educational and religious life of the colonies and
of the United States until 1860 will be discussed, with especial
emphasis upon these conditions as causes of present social problems.
223.-Recent American Social Progress. This course will be
gin with reconstruction period after the War of 1860 and trace
development of social conditions in America to the present time,
with special consideration of natural sociological problems which
are the outgrowth of the conditions studied.
233.-A Study of Education and Religion as Social Agents.
This course will give special attention to present educational and
religious conditions as they affect society. A criticism of these
conditions will be made, together with suggestions as to how educational
agencies and the church may best influence the advancement
and welfare of mankind. All teachers, parents, preachers
and students of society will find this an especially valuable
313.-The Family. This course considers the development of
the family as a social institution. The nature, history and present
status of the family are studied. The importance of a family and
its solid foundations as a social institution are stressed. The
The outlook for the family is viewed with special consideration for
those conditions which will be most conducive to the family's
343.-Crime and Prevention. A study of the history and nature
of crime and criminals, methods of punishment and present
reform, reformation of criminals and the prevention of crime
through education and religious training.
353.-The City. The history and present status of the city,
with its special social problems will be considered. English and
continental cities will be studied, together with American cities,
that the best remedies may be found for present urban social
problems. A criticism of housing conditions, social and religious
conditions and other special problems of the city will be
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1925-1926, book, June 1925; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45922/m1/79/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.