St. Anthony's — Course of Study
note: this description is from a St. Anthony's Seminary Catalogue of the early 1960s; no description was provided for Speech courses, though these tended to emphasize formal and extemporaneous speech, poetry declamation, and annual class theatrical productions. In the 1950s Spanish I and Biology were part of the Sophomore Course, and the Junior Course contained an Algebra II and the History III shown here.
Latin IMastery through drill of the declensions and conjugations; reading for beginners; 800 word vocabulary.
Religion ILiturgy and religious virtues.
English IBasic grammar and composition; selected reading for appreciation.
Algebra IFundamental mathematical processes as applied to an expanded number system, including negative integers, literal numbers, rational numbers, powers and roots.
History ICalifornia History: from aboriginal era to modern times.
Music IBasic musical components; instruments; composers; types of music. Emphasis on appreciation.
Speech I
Art IBasic elements of art: color and design; survey of paintings.
Spanish IPronunciation and basic grammar; directed dialog and directed oral composition; limited reading and writing.
Latin IIInflection and syntax of nouns, pronouns, adjectives and verbs. Drill in high frequency Latin constructions. Traditional readings from classical mythology.
Religion IIThe Commandments; ethics; applied morality.
English IIAdvanced grammar and composition; readings for class discussion and analysis.
GeometryBasic elements of plane geometry; preparation for logical reasoning through mathematical reasoning.
Spanish IIAdvanced grammar; graded readings, frequent compositions and conversation.
Music IIContinuation of Music I: appreciation of musical types.
Speech II
Art IISurvey and appreciation of sculpture.
History IIWorld History: basic movements in political, economic and social history from ancient history until modern times. Emphasis is on Western civilization.
Latin IIICaesar's Gallic Wars; selections from church authors. Training in classical sentence structure, particularly subordinate phrases and clauses.
Religion IIILife of Christ.
English IIIHistorical development of American literature through types of writing and through the evolution of ideas as reflected in representative works. A thorough study of creative writing, with special emphasis on development of an individual style.
Biology(laboratory science) Fundamentals of biology with applied laboratory studies.
Music IIIGregorian Chant; notation and applied chants.
Speech III
Art IIISurvey and appreciation of architecture.
Spanish IIIReadings from representative Hispanic-American writers, which provide a source for discussion of cultural and literary content as well as applied grammar.
Greek IBasic grammar and vocabulary; selected readings from the New Testament.
Latin IVSelections from Cicero and Vergil's Aeneid. Weekly translation from church authors and modern Latin in writings.
Religion IVApologetics.
English IVReview of grammar, and a study of rhetoric - correlated with advanced writing course. Study of the history of English literature; main periods, principal authors, significant works, reading and discussion of important selections.
Physics(laboratory science) Fundamentals of physical laws; applied laboratory experiments.
Music IVContinuation of Music III
Speech IV
History IIIU. S. History and Civics: American origins and ideals, general pattern of U. S. history; U. S. government.
Spanish IV
Greek IIAdvanced grammar; selected readings from the New Testament and from classical authors.

CLASS PERIODS are fifty-minutes. There are six periods per day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday and Saturday there are only four class periods. On these two days there are no class periods in the afternoon.

SUPERVISED STUDY is required daily: fifty minutes in the morning; and an hour and fifteen minutes in the afternoon; an hour and a half in the evening after supper.

SPORTS: Each student is obliged to play all major sports: baseball, football (touch), and basketball. Minor sports (swimming, track, tennis, volleyball, handball) are optional. All sports are intramural [teams: Vikings, Lancers, Titans]; better athletes are on the varsity or JV team; others are on the lower division teams. For each student there are two practices per week. Practices are held after classes (between 3:00 and 4:45 p.m.) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. League games are held on the open afternoons (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday). Each student has two league games per week.

VACATIONS: There are two home vacations each year: the summer vacation is from the first week of June until the last Sunday of August. Christmas vacation lasts two-and-a-half weeks.

VISITORS: Visiting Sunday is the third Sunday of each month. Only parents may take the student off campus. Other visitors may see the student on campus. Parents who live at a distance and visit only once or twice a semester are allowed additional off-campus visiting on Saturday afternoon.

FINANCES: The cost for tuition, board and room, etc., at the seminary is $500.00 per year per student [$300 in the 1950s].... Parents who may not be able to pay the full cost should discuss this directly with the Rector of the seminary. No student would be refused admission simply because there is an inability to meet the tuition.

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