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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

The Course of Instruction

The Course of Instruction

Covers three years, and the school time of the pupils is about equally divided between mental and manual exercises. The daily session begins at 9 A. M., and closes at 3 or 4 P. M., ample allowance being made for lunch. One hour per day is given to drawing, two hours to shop-work, and three hours to study and recitation.

The course of study embraces five lines—three intellectual and two manual—as follows:—

First—A course of pure Mathematics, including Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Plane Trigonometry.

Second—A course in Science and Applied Mathematics, including Physical Geography, Natural History, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Mechanics, Mensuration, and Book-keeping.

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Third—A course in Language and Literature, including English Grammar, Spelling, Composition, Literature, History, and the elements of Political Science and Economy. Latin and French will be introduced as electives with English if desired.

Eourth—A course in Penmanship, Free-Hand and Mechanical Drawing.

Fifth—A course of Tool instruction, including Carpentry, Wood-Turning, Pattern-Making, Forging, Soldering, Brazing and Bench and Machine Work in Iron.

Students have no option or election as to particular studies; each must conform to the course as laid down, and take every branch in its order.

The course in Drawing embraces three general divisions:—
1.Free-Hand Drawing, designed to educate the sense of form and proportion; to teach the eye to observe accurately, and to train the hand to rapidly delineate the forms, either of existing objects or of ideals in the mind.
2.Mechanical Drawing, including the use of instruments; geometric constructions; the arrangement of projections, elevations, plans and sections; also the various methods of producing shades and shadows with pen or brush.
3.Technical Drawing or Draughting, illustrating conventional colors and signs; systems of architectural or shop-drawings; and at the same time familiarizing the pupil with the proportions and details of various classes of machines and structures.
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The arrangement of studies and shop-work by years is substantially as follows:—