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Jul 15, 2013

In case you feel the need to update the curriculum, I offer you this from 1868...

Classes of Notre Dame, l867-68
 

One who looks at the Catalogue of our beautiful University, and especially at that page of it which bears the title of Course of Studies, will come to this conclusion: that none, however young, need be afraid of not finding classes to

suit him here, and none, however proficient, need be afraid of having nothing to acquire by a stay at Notre Dame.

For the information of our readers we will give a list of the branches of studies taught at Notre Dame during the scholastic year, the number of the classes pertaining to each branch, and the average number of students in those various classes. 

We will begin by the lowest branches; or elementary studies which prepare the student for the Collegiate Courses:

Reading, 5 classes, average number of students 150; Orthography, 5 classes, 200; Penmanship, 3 classes, 300; Geography, 3 classes, 50; Arithmetic, 11 classes, 300; Book-keeping, three classes, number of students, 100; Christian Doctrine, 3. classes, 190; Grammar, 8 classes, 170; Algebra, 4 classes, 80 ; Geometry, 2 classes, So ; Spherical Trigonometry, 1-class, 6; Calculus, 1 class, 6; Surveying, 1, class, 10; Civil Engineering, 1 class, 6; Astronomy, 1 class Natural Philosophy, 1 class, S; Chemistry, 1 class, 8; Botany, 3 classes, 15 ; Geology, 1 class, 10; Mineralogy, 1 class, 10; Anatomy, Surgery and Physiology, 1 class, 6; Drawing, 2 classes, 35; Composition, 1 class, 30; Rhetoric, 3 classes, 30; Logic, 1 class, 10; Mental Philosophy, 1 class, , 1 ; Greek, 5 classes, 30; Latin, 7 classes, 70; French, 3 classes, 30; German, 7 classes, 100; Vocal Music, 3 classes, 30. Instrumental Music : Piano, 45 students; Violin, 35; Piute, 10; Guitar, 10; Brass Band, 30; Choir, 25.


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