Physiology. This is a course in physiology, hygiene, and sanitation, which not only prepares the students to teach the subject in the public schools, but teaches him the right conduct in his physical life and prepares him for intelligent citizenship in regard to public health and sanitation. The first part of the course is taken up with a study of the human mechanism from the standpoint of anatomy and physiology, followed by a careful consideration of the laws of personal hygiene. The cause, nature, history and home treatment of the common diseases are briefly studied, special attention being paid to those of a contageous and infectious nature. With this as a foundation the student takes up a thorough study of domestic and public sanitation.
The laboratory work consists of microscopic examinations and dissections of common animals for, a knowledge of the structure and relationship of the organs. The physiological processes are studied experimentally, special attention being paid to digestion and absorption. The latter part of the course consists of elementary work in bacteriology to give the student an idea of the nature and growth of micro-organism.
Three huors class work and two hours laboratory weekly throughout the year.
Text : Hough and Sedgwick, "The Human Mechanism." Mr. Wilkinson.
Physical Geography. The course treats of the more important facts regarding the form, material and processes of the earth and the relation which they bear to life in its varied phases. Several trips will be taken to study the physical features in the vicinity of the school.
Two hours per week throughout the year. Mr. Gardner.