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that done in English b, but of a much higher grade The principles of rhetoric are studied thoroly, and applied in numerous short, and frequent long compositions. The more difficult pieces of literature prescribed for entrance to freshman classes are studied, and a brief history of English literature is taken up.
Four hours per week thruout the year.
Oral Expression. The purpose of this course is to develop intelligent readers. The underlying principles of voice-building-pronunciation, articulation, etc., are dwelt on. It is the aim also in this course to interpret orally such pieces of literature as will supplement the other courses in English.
Three hours per week thruout the year.
Literary Interpretation. This course gives opportunity to forge ahead and prepare oneself for an instructor in reading and interpreting the best piecs of literature. It develops poise and presence in public speaking.
Special work may be arranged for.
Rhetoric. This course consists of the study of the principles of English composition, Analysis of some types of composition will be made, constant exercises in composition will be required and close criticism of the style and the theme will be given each student.
General History. The work of this course is based on original documents and extracts from contemporaneous writers. While the ground usually gone over in General History is covered, certain movements and important epochs are emphasized, a thorough study of a few carefully selected groups of facts take the place of the more vague and general consideration of the great mass of history.
Three hours per week throughout the year.
NOTE-European and English History may be substituted for General History.