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  1. Nov 2017
    1. Rhetoric

      I am a tad confused, is Rhetoric and the fine arts the only 'non math' major there was available at the time? What has rhetoric turned into today? is this Literature? Or ENWRs? (Ethan Baird)

    2. transaction of his own business.

      Most of the focus at this time was business, or commerce. However, most of the subject area taught under this broad section is applicable to other areas. Reading, understanding of duties, knowing his rights, and observing with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed. Overall, these are the makings of a good, literate citizen. Not only a businessman, but a well-informed citizen. (Ethan Baird)

  2. Oct 2017
    1. But the Commissioners are happy in considering the statute under which they are assembled as proof that the legislature is far from the abandonment of objects so interesting: they are sensible that the advantages of well directed education, moral, political & economical are truly above all estimate

      I believe this is key, as the founders included morals as their second value, every time they list them. I noticed that above, the improving of a student's morals and faculties by reading was listed just third. This value has been carried on by the students and graduates of the university. The value of Honor being defined by the students themselves and each student holding the next to that standard. This is truly, as I see it, the best way to teach such a value, and I believe the Commissioners would remain to be happy currently.

    2. within the powers of a single professor

      What strikes me the most about this practice of one professor teaching all of the courses, is the lack of diversity of thought per course offered. While professors often teach more than one course these days, there are other professors and instructors who add different varieties of thinking about the genre a student wishes to learn. If only one professor controlled an entire grouping of these classes, how would the diversity that respective courses offer reflect the opportunity to truly understand the courses themselves?

    3. forming them into groups

      It's very interesting that the grouping of courses was first by course area themselves, instead of the modern fashion of by the major that one tends to accomplish. What's even more striking, however, is that these areas may be how the the lasting areas of study are grouped.