21 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
a study of common minerals, their physical and chemical characteristics and methods of determination, with special attention given to the common rock-forming minerals and their associations in the more common rocks. In the laboratory the student is required to identify minerals by determination of physical properties and by the blowpipe tests, and to become acquainted with rocks used for building and other purposes.
2 hours per week, either half-year.
Zoology.-This is a thoroughly practical course designed to prepare the student for efficient work as a teacher of science in the district schools. Through laboratory work, dissecting, microscopic examination, and drawing, the student is made familiar with the lower forms of animal life, and obtains an insight into their relation to the higher forms by a comparative study. The influence of environment is discussed at some length.
In classification, types of the main branches and classes of the animal kingdom are exhibited in the laboratory.
3 hours per week first half-year.
Text-book, Jordan and Kellogg's Animal Life.
Botany.-The method pursued in the study of Botany will be similar to that outlined for Zoology.
Slides for microscopic examination will be prepared by each student. The morphological changes will be carefully noted. Methods of cultivating the common plants and sterilizing the fungi destructive of domestic plants will receive consideration.
3 hours per week, second half-year.
Physiology.-In addition to a text-book treatment of the subject, the simpler processes of digestion, circulation, and treatment of diseased tissues are studied in the laboratory. Examination of the various tissues of the body under -the compound microscope, acquaint,