35 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
Text. McPherson and Henderson's Elementary Chemistry. References: Newth's Inorganic Chemistry, Thorp's Outlines of Industrial Chemistry, Remsen's General Chemistry, etc.
Botany. This is a general course including a study of the whole plant kingdom. With the advantage of a well equipped laboratory, preserved material and slides, each student is enabled to study class types from a morphological as well as ecological standpoint; 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 physiological processes are studied experimentally in the laboratory. Considerable field work is done and the plant societies studied to make the student familiar with the plant families that he will meet in the rural districts.. Along with the scientific importance of the different forms studied, special attention is paid to their economic significance.
Three hours class work and two hours in the laboratory per week second half year.
Text: Coulter's A Text Book of Botany, 1906 edition.
Zoology. This is a thoroughly practical course designed to prepare the student for efficient work as a teacher of science in the public schools and to enable him to take up the advanced course in Biology in the University. By laboratory work, microscopic examinations, and dissections of class types, he acquires a good general idea of the whole animal kingdom, and is enabled to follow the gradual transition in the structure from the simple celled to the complex forms.