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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 great movements and important epochs are emphasized, a thorough study of a few carefully selected groups of facts taking 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.
Elementary Physics. Recitations and laboratory work. The recitations are accompanied by numerous lecture-table experiments, which fully illustrate the subject matter of the lessons. Three hours per week are devoted by each student to laboratory work which is quantitative in character.
Four hours per week throughout the year.
General Chemistry. An elementary course in General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis. Experimental lectures and recitations three hours per week, with laboratory practice three hours per week throughout the year.
Elementary Mineralogy and Lithology. The course comprises 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. de termination of physical properties and by the blow pipe tests, and to become acquainted with rocks used for building and other purposes.
Two hours per week second half-year.