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sists largely of the working of problems involving the laws of Physics. Class room experiments are performed by the teacher whenever necessary to make a principle more comprehensible. The fifty experiments outlined in the manual are performed by the students individually, or in groups when necessary. Each student takes notes on the experiments at the time of performing them and records his results in a record book outside of the laboratory.
General Chemistry. This consists of an elementary course in general chemistry and qualitative analysis. The elements of chemical theories and of important generalization in the field of chemistry are taken up in connection with the properties of the elements and their compounds. Considerable attention is .given to the solving of problems and the writing of chemical equations.
Three recitations and two hours in the laboratory per week throughout the year.
Text. McPherson and Henderson's Elementary Chemistry. References: Newth's Inorganic Chemistry, Thorp's Outlines of Indusrial Chemistry, Remsen's General Chemistry, etc.
Botany. This is a general course including a study of the whole plant kingdom. With the advantage bf a well equipped laboratory, preserved material and slides, each student is enabled to study class types from a morphological as well as ecological stand point; and to see the gradual evolution of structure from the one celled plant to the complex forms. Much time is spent on the algae and fungi, particular attention being paid to the pests that the student will likely come in contact with in the intermountain country. The simpler physioligical processes are studied experimentally in the laboratory. Considerable field work is done and the plant