Physical Description: 8 boxes
Series Scope and Content Summary
This series contains course catalogs for San Jose State Normal School and San Jose State Teachers College, which document
the early years of the school's curriculum. In addition, it should be noted that significant changes were made to the school's
curriculum in 1888, 1901-1902, and 1921-1922.
Early courses of study at the Normal School included Psychology, Drawing, Reading and Literature, Geography and Methods, Arithmetic
and Methods, Teaching, Shakespeare, and School Hygiene. Summer sessions were established in 1904, and offered Drawing, Nature
Study, and Manual Training. Later summer sessions offered a wider variety of classes, including Industrial Arts, Kindergarten
Instruction, Home Economics, and Americanization Problems.
This series also includes department-specific course catalogs highlighting the coursework of several departments including
Music, Art, and Home Mechanics.
This series is arranged chronologically by date range.