Caption: Course Catalog - 1876-1877
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Illinois Industrial University.
SCHOOL OF COMMERCE.
The aim of this School is to teach those principles • of business, and of accounts, which will enable the student to manage correctly his business affairs, to engage in the larger enterprises of trade and commerce, or to fit him for the work of a professional Book-keeper. The course of instruction will occupy at least one year. In the first term will be taught the principles of Book-keeping in general, and forms of business paper in general use. In the second term the student will learn the application of Book-keeping to special lines of business, and also special business forms and papers. The third term is devoted to Banking and the higher operations of the counting-house, commercial law, political economy and the principles of trade. The course is designed to be as comprehensive and thorough as that of the best of the Commercial Colleges, with advantages such as no mere Commercial College can give. Students who wish to prepare for a Commercial career and to acquire the general education which such a career demands, may and should extend this course of studies through two or more years, by adding such studies in mathematics, languages, literature and science, as will give a more complete education, and fit them for the higher walks of their chosen vocation. Candidates for admission to this School, in full standing, must have the same preparation as that required for admission to the College of English and Modern Languages. But those who wish simply to take the year's course in Book-keeping may pursue the study through the Preliminary Year, and in connection with the studies of that year, paying the fees required of preparatory students. The full course of the school is as follows :
1. Book-keeping by Single and Double Entry, Theory of Mercantile Accounts, the Principal Books and Auxiliaries, Cash Book and Bill Book ; Notes, Drafts, Bills of Exchange and Accounts Current; Penmanship, Chemistry ; British Authors. 2. Practical Business, Commission Business and Shipping, Importing and Jobbing ; Invoice Book, Domestic and Foreign ; Sales Book, Receiving Book, Commission Sales Book ; Invoice, Account Sales, Business Correspondence, Commercial Calculations ; Drawing ; American Authors. 3. Banking ; Forms of Legal Paper and Commercial Law ; Rhetoric ; Political Economy.
SCHOOL OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND ART. This School was put into practical operation three years ago, under the chief instruction of Miss Lou C. Allen, late preceptress of the Peoria County Normal School. Classes have been taught through these years, and a full course of studies has been arranged. This School proceeds upon the assumption that the house-keeper needs education as much as the house-builder, the nurse as well as the physician, the leaders of society as surely as the leaders of senates,