Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 50
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5,0 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
one writer of this period. Prerequisite, English 216. Texts: Same as
232.-A detailed study of the first principles of argumentation.
analysis, and testing of evidence. Class study of specimens of argumentation.
Particularly recommended for those who anticipate speaking
in public. Text: Baker and Huntington, Principles of Argumentatien.
242.-A continuation of the study of argumentation. Brief-drawing
and thesis-writing particularly studied. Text: Same as English 232.
252.-This is a continuation of courses 233 and 242, but is at the
same time distinct from them. It deals with the art of presentation
and debate; the essentials of good delivery are taught by practice
262.-Journalism. A course dealing with modern journalism, with
special attention to the management of periodicals. Text: To be
273.-Journalism. This course deals with the gathering and writing
of news, editing news journals and magazines. As collateral
reading the best periodicals, daily, weekly, and monthly will be used.
Practice in gathering and writing news. Text: To be selected.
315.-A general survey of American literature from its beginning
to the present. The best production in both prose, and poetry analyzed
with care. An essay of two thousand words written from direct
and individual study of some one American writer is required. Text:
Century Readings in American Literature.
335.-A study of the Shakespearian drama. The structure of the
Elizabethan drama in general, and the style and methods of Shakespeare
in particular are emphasized. The best plays of Shakespeare
studied, in class, with care. Other plays used as collateral reading.
An essay of at least two thousand words upon the theater, the audience,
and the theatrical associates of Shakespeare is required. Text:
Shakeapeare's Principal Plays, the Century Company.
322.-Class-room study of Milton's shorter poems, L'Allegro, II
Penseroso, Comos, Lycidas, and the longer poems, Paradise Lost,
Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. An essay of one thousand
words upon the life and times of Millton is required. Text: Globe
Edition, MacMillan Co.
332.-Intensive study of Browning's best shorter poems. Attention
is given to his types, especially to his dramatic monologue. The
longer poems are used as collateral readings. An essay of one thousand
words upon the life, times, and message of Browning is required.
Text: British Poets of the Nineteenth Century, Page.
342.-Intensive study of Tennyson's best shorter poems. Attention
is given to his metrical and artistic qualities. The longer poems are
used as collateral readings. An essay of one thousand words upon
the life, times, and influences of Tennyson is required. Text: British
Poets of the Nineteenth Century, Page.
355.-The English Bible-Some time will be devoted to the history
of the translations. How we got our Bible. Most of the time will be
devoted to the study of the translation from a literary point of view.
Text: Moulton, A Short Introduction to the Literature of the Bible
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