Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1924-1925 Page: 48
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
tion of Christ's teaching to present day conditions. The material
is of immense interest and profound importance to all students
of the Bible and human society.
393.-Social Teaching in the Acts and the Epistles. This
course represents the social teaching given by the Holy Spirit
through Paul, Peter, James, Jude and John as it applies to conditions
of the present day.
Problem Courses in Sociology, numbers 212, 222, 232, also
312, 322, and 332 will be presented from time to time upon the
demand of a sufficient number of students. The particular problems
to be considered will be decided upon. Library work and
research, together with lectures and papers constitute the study.
The department proposes the following problems for the present:
child labor, women in industry, the influence of health conditions
on society, cotton mill industry of the south in its social
influence, southern single crop tenantry, influence of certain religious
movements, social control, mass psychological control, and
social effect of economically unproductive homes. Other problems
will be made available from time to time as teaching force and
equipment make these possible.
III. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Organization and Purpose.
The courses of this department are so organized as to enable
students to meet the legal requirements for first class certificates.
The State of Texas grants only three kinds of certificates to teach
in her public schools. They are: (1) Elementary certificates,
(2) High School certificates, (3) Special certificates. At the
present time the college undertakes to meet the requirements for
Elementary and High School certificates of the first class.
The courses of the department are arranged in two divisions:
(1) General courses which are intended to be helpful to students
who are to do any kind of teaching, (2) Special courses which are
intended to give preparation for teaching certain schools, grades,
or subjects. Of special courses there are three groups: (a)
Courses in rural education, (b) Courses in elementary education,
(c) Courses in secondary education. Students who expect to
teach only in the elementary grades, town or county are advised
to take courses in group (b). Those who expect to do any teaching
in any kind of a high school should take courses in group (c).
Courses in group (a) should be especially helpful to those students
who expect to teach in rural schools either of an elementary
or high school grade. The general courses in education should
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1924-1925, book, June 1924; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45926/m1/50/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.