The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Syllabus of Lectures
Syllabus of Lectures.
There will also be examinations in History, Grammar, and Antiquities, with translation at sight from Latin authors.
There will also be examinations in History, Grammar, and Antiquities, with translation at sight from Greek authors.
The authors above mentioned are prescribed by the University for the B.A. Examinations in 1885.
|(A.)||Translation Lectures. Period: Augustan Age.
There will also be examinations on Roman History, Philosophy, Philology, and Antiquities, with translation at sight from Latin authors.page 135
Period—Age of Pericles.
There will also be examinations in Greek History Philosophy, Philology, and Antiquities, with translation at sight from Greek authors.
The authors above mentioned are prescribed by the University for the Honours Examination in 1886.
(1.) Lectures on the Literature of the Commonwealth:—
These lectures will treat of the general features of seventeenth century literature in England, its relation to history, to preceding periods of English literature, and to contemporary foreign literatures; they will also give a connected account of the various branches of the literature of the Commonwealth period and will enter into detail concerning the lives and writings of the various writers.
(The period prescribed by the University for the B.A. examination of 1880 is the Commonwealth, and that prescribed for the Honours Examination, is from 1025 to 1088.)
2.) Lectures on the Language of Shakespeare and George Eliot:—
These lectures will take as special subject, Lear, the Tempest and Romola, (the books prescribed by the University for the B.A. Examination of 1886), but they will also treat generally of the language of the Elizabethan and Victorian eras and of philological questions and difficulties in the history of the English language suggested by the text.page 136
This course of lectures and the preceding, besides being delivered on Thursday and Friday will be compressed into lecture on Saturday for the sake of those who attend only on that day.
(3) Lectures on Composition:
These will consist of instruction and practical work in the use of the English vocabulary, on the structure of the English sentence, period, and paragraph, and in the writing of English essays. This lecture will be delivered twice a week.
(4) Lectures on the Art of Shakespeare and George Eliot: These lectures will treat of questions connected with the art, style, thought, sources, historical and autobiographical aspects of the works of Shakespeare and George Eliot with special reference to Lear, The Tempest, and Romola. This lecture will be delivered twice a week.
* Students who take tickets for the whole of the English Pass Lectures may attend the Honours Lectures without payment of any additional fee.
(1.) Philological Lecture.—
One half of each lecture will be devoted to questions connected with the sources of the English vocabulary, the other half to reading Anglo-Saxon and Early English.
(2.) Criticism Lecture:—
Heading and criticism of the best-known works of the most prominent English authors. (A list of the books to be read and criticised is posted in the English Literature lecture room at the commencement of the long vacation.)
* Students who take tickets for the whole of the English Past Lectures may attend the Honours Lectures without payment of any additional fee.
A course of lectures on the History of England during the period from 1625—1688 (the period prescribed for the B.A. examination of 1886); questions of contemporary European history ar far as they bear on English history will also be dealt with.
Students entering this division will be supposed to have passed the Matriculation Examination in Arithmetic, Algebra, page 137 and Euclid, or to be able to do so. The lectures will embrace such portions of Euclid, Algebra, and Trigonometry, as are required by the University of New Zealand for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The text books used will be Todhunter's Euclid, Todhunter's Algebra, and Lock's Elementary Trigonometry.
Students entering this division will be supposed to be familiar with the mathematical work required for the Junior Scholarship Examination. In the lectures the subjects of Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry will be treated as fully as time permits. The text books used will be Todhunter's Euclid, Taylor's Geometry of Conies, Todhunter's Algebra, Lock's Trigonometry (both parts).
The lectures under this head will deal with such portions of Mechanics and Hydrostatics as require only such a knowledge of Pure Mathematics as is required by the University for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The text books used will be Todhunter's Mechanics for Beginners, and Besant's Elementary Hydrostatics.
Candidates for the Senior Scholarship in Mathematics are recommended to read also Parkinson's Mechanics and Garnett's Dynamics.
These lectures are intended to prepare candidates for the Senior Scholarships and for Honours. In them the following subjects will be dealt with:—Analytical Conic Sections, Differential and Integral Calculus, Solid Geometry, Differential Eqnations, Analytical Statics, Dynamics of a Particle, and one of the Physical subjects required from candidates for Mathematical Honours. The text books used will be Smith's Conic Sections, Todhunter's differential Calculus, Williamson's Differential Calculus, Todhunter's Integral Calculus, Aldis' Solid Geometry, Boole's Differential Equations, Todhunter's Analytical Statics, and Besant's Dynamics.
Non-Metallic.—Simple Chemical Operations—The mode of formation and principal properties of the Non-Metallic Elements—the Atomic Theory—Atomicity of the Elements-Volumes and Densities of Gases—Chemical Affinity—Physical Forces tending to modify ordinary electro-positive and negative affinity—Classification of Chemical Reactions.
Metallic.—Occurrence of the Metals—Extraction from their ores—Properties and mode of manufacture of the principal Metallic Compounds—Simple Tests for the Metals.
Organic.—Classification of Organic Compounds—Constitutional Formulae of the principal Radicles—Manufacture and Properties of the more important Hydrides, Alcohols, Ethers, and Acids of the Organic Radicles—Manufacture and Uses of the principal Commercial Organic Compounds.
Analytical.—Blowpipe Analysis and other tests by the dry method—Analysis of Inorganic Compounds and Mixtures-Quantitative Analysis by measure and by weight—Ultimate Organic Analysis.
Senior Chemistry Students will take Junior Physics first term.
(Two branches count as one subject for examination. In each branch there will be an elementary and advanced course, and each course will be complete in one term.)
Heat.—Expansion of Gases, Liquids, and Solids—Thermo meters—Calorimeters—Conduction—Convection—Specific Heat—Latent Heat—Mechanical Equivalent—Energy, Kinetic and Potential—Steam Engines—Radiant Heat—Athermic and Diathermic Bodies—Reflection—Refraction—Calorescence—Sources of Energy—General Principles of Thermodynamics—Thermal Influence of Cosmical Changes.page 139
Sound and Light.—Properties of the Air—Production, Propagation, Reflection, Refraction and Velocity of Sound—Sonorous Vibrations in Strings, Rods, Pipes, and Plates—Musical Scale—Quality of Sound—Ear and Larynx, modes of Analysis of Complex Tones. Sources, Propagation, Measurement' Reflection, Refraction, and Velocity of Light, Colour—the Spectrum and the Spectroscope—Fluorescence and Phosphorescence—Interference—Diffraction—Polarization—the Eve and Optical Instruments—Solar and Stellar Spectroscopy.
Magnetism and Electricity—Magnetic Attraction—Polarity—Directive Power—Repulsion—Dipping and Compass Needles—Diamagnetism—Development of Frictional Electricity—Conduction and Insulation—Distribution—Machines—Leyden Jars—Voltaic Batteries—Heating. Lighting. Magnetic* Chemical, and Physiological Effects of the Current—Ohm's Law, Potential. Electro-Magnetic and other Induction Machines—Land and Ocean Telegraphy—Electro-Plating—Electro-Dynamics.
Senior Physics Students will take Junior Chemistry first term and Physical Laboratory second term.
Elementary Mineralogy with descriptions of the principal mineral constituents of rocks—Dynamical Geology: Volcanoes and Earthquakes. Elevation and" Depression of land, Denudation and Deposition—Lithological and Petrological classification of rocks—Structural Geology: Stratification, Joints, Curvature of Beds, Faults, Unconformity—Metamorphosis of Rocks—Physiography: Continents, Oceans, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers.
Text Book: Jukes Brown, Hand-book of Geology.
Paleontology: Descriptions of the more important kinds of animals and "plants found fossil, Results of Paleontology—Geographical Distribution of animals—Chronological classification of Rocks—History of life on the earth.
The optical characters of rock-forming minerals—The cosmical relations of the earth—Theoretical Geology—The History of Geological Science—The Geology of New Zealand.
The senior and junior classes prepare for the B.A., the advanced class for the M.A.
First Term.—Mineralogy and Lithology.
This class is intended for students who are exempted from attendance at lectures under Chapter XIII, Section I, of the University Statutes.
Junior Course.—Practical Lithology—The construction of geological maps and sections—The description of models.
Senior Course.—The determination and description of fossils.
Advanced Course.—The preparation of thin sections of rocks and their examination by means of polarized light.
The Laboratory course will commence on the third Monday in each term.
During the Summer Vacation Professor Hutton will make an excursion of about a week's duration, to give instruction in Field Geology.
Candidates for the Natural Science Exhibition must pass in the whole subject, including a practical examination.
1. General Principles.
Principles of Physiology—Principles of classification and of distribution—The Origin of Species.
Text Book.—Nicholson's Introduction to the study of Biology.
The Anatomy and General Morphology of plants—The special Morphology of Cryptogamic Plants.
The special Morphology of Phanerogamic plants—Physiology of plants.
Text Book.—Prantl and Tine's Elementary Text Book of Botany.
The general Morphology and Physiology of Plants—The special Morphology of the types prescribed by the University for the M.A. degree—The History of Botanical Science.
Junior Course.—The preparation and examination of Vegetable tissues—The examination of Cryptogamic plants.
Senior Course.—The examination of Phanerogamic plants, the examination of Animal tissues as required by the University for General Biology.
Advanced Course.—The examination of the types prescribed by the University for the M.A. degree—Imbedding and section mounting.
The Morphology of Invertebrate Animals.
The Morphology of Vertebrate Animals.
Text Book.—Claus and Sedgwick, Elementary Text Book of Zoology, 2 vols.
Candidates for the Natural Science Exhibition must pass in General Biology and in the whole subject of either Botany or Zoology. They must also pass a practical examination.
Grammar, exercises, translations of easier authors.
The Books for the University Pass Examinations read translated, explained—Grammar—Philology. History of French Literature. Translations from English into French.
The Honours course for the University Examinations-Philology—Criticism—Composition. History of French Literature.