27 STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.
General Chemistry. An elementary course in General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis. The theories and principles of chemistry are treated in detail in connection with the study of the non-metallic elements. The quantative aspect of the subject is emphasized and the solution of problems in chemical arithmetic is an important part of the course. The close relationship between theory, practical applications and business relationship receive constant attention.
Texts. Williams' Elements of Chemistry. References: Remsen's General Chemistry, Lossor Cohn's Chemistry of Daily Life.
Three experimental lectures and three hours in the Laboratory each week.
Three hours per week throughout the 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 examinations, 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.
Three hours per week one half year.
Text-book, Jordan and Kellog's Animal Life.
Botany. A study of plant societies and plant families is conducted to make familiar the ordinary plant groups that a student will meet in rural occupations. Some time is given to the study of algae and fungi groups which are pests to the farmer and gardner.
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.
Three hours per week, second half-year.