The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Chapter XX.—Honors in Arts
Chapter XX.—Honors in Arts.
I. An examination for Honours shall be held in the month of November in each year.
II. No candidate shall be admitted to the examination for Honours excepting at the examination of the year following that in which he shall have passed for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
III. Candidates for Honours shall be examined in one or more of the following groups of subjects:—
|4.||One Modern Language other than English.|
Group III.—Mathematics and Mathematical Physicspage 87
Group IV.—Chemistry and Experimental Physics.
Group V.—Natural Science.
Group VI.—Mental Science.
The subjects shall be divided as follows:—
(1) Languages and Literature:—
|(a)||Passages from any of the best classical Latin authors; questions on grammar, history, and antiquities.|
|(b)||Detailed examination in the history, literature, and language of a selected period. Accurate knowledge of the principal works of one prose and one verse author 1).|
|(c)||Passages for translation from English into Latin prose.|
|(a)||Passages from any of the best classical Greek authors; questions on grammar, history, and antiquities.|
|(b)||Detailed examination in the history, literature, and language of a selected period. Accurate knowledge of the principal works of one prose and one verse author (2).|
|(c)||Passages for translation from English into Greek prose.|
|(a)||Origin, history, and structure of the English language; questions on philology and etymology; the periods of English literature, and the principal authors of each period.
1 1886. Period—Augustan Age. Authors-Virgil, Georgics Livy—Books XXI-XXIV.
1887 Period—From the death of Nero to the death of Trajan. Authors-Tacitus Histories, Books I. and II.; Virgi)—Eclogues and Georgics.
2 1886. Period—The age of Pericles. Authors—Sophocles—Œdipus Rex. Œdipus Coloneus, Antigone, Ajax. Demosthenes—Be Corona, De falsa Legatione.
1887. Period of the Dramatic Poets. Authors: Plato—Republic, Books I., II and III.; Sophocles—Œdipns Rex and Ajax.
|(b)||Detailed examination in the literature of some one or more periods, and in the works of one or more authors. Selections 1 to be made from year to year.|
|(c)||Essay on some subject arising out of the works selected under (b).|
|(a)||Origin, history, and structure of the language; questions on philology and etymology; the periods of literature, and the principal authors of each period.|
|(b)||Detailed examination in the literature of some one or more periods, and in the works of one or more authors. Selections (2) to be made from year to year.|
|(c)||Essay (to be written in the language chosen) on some subject arising out of the works selected under (b).|
|(a)||General History.—Period to be selected (3) year by year.|
|(b)||Political Economy.—Treated more fully than for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with the addition of economical doctrines.
1 1886. Period—Accession of Charles I. to 1688. Authors: Shakespeare-King Lear, the Tempest, Cymbeline, the Winter's Tale. Scott—Waverly, Ivanhoe Thackeray—Esmond, the Virginians. George Eliot—Romola, Middlemarch.
1887. Period—Of the English dramatists down to the death of Shakespeare Authors: Bacon-Essays. Hooker—Ecclesiastical Polity, Book I. Locke—Essay on Human Understanding, Book I. Shakespeare—Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Sonnets.
2 1886. French.—Period—The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. Authors Philippe des Commines; Lamartine—Jocelyn.
German.—Period—The Eighteenth Century. Authors: L. Scheffer—Laien brevier; J. P. F. Richter—Flegeljahre, Leben des Quintus Fixlein.
1887. French.—Period—Classical Period, from Malherbe to La Brnyère and Fènelon. Authors: Le Sage—Gil Blas; J. B. Rousseau—Poèsies.
3 1886. History of Europe from 1625 to 1688.
1887. European History from 1688 to 1815.
|(c)||Jurisprudence.—Treated more fully than for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.|
|(d)||Constitutional History.—The constitutional History of England.|
|(a)||Elementary Geometry, Plane Co-ordinate Geometry, and Conic Sections.—The elementary geometry shall be the same as defined for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with the addition of Euclid, Book XI., Propositions 1-21, and Book XII., Propositions 1 and 2. Deductions will be set to some or all of the propositions given.|
|(b)||Algebra, Trigonometry, and the more Elementary portions of Differential and Integral Calculus.—The algebra and trigonometry shall be the same as defined for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with the addition of the following: Indeterminate coëfficients; convergency and divergency of series; summation of series; interest and annuities, and the elementary theory of probability; the exponential theorem; the construction of logarithmic tables; Demoivre's theorem; Euler's series for expanding the sine and cosine of an angle in terms of its circular measure; the exponential values of the sine and cosine; the usual series for determining p; and the summation of trigonometrical series.|
|(c)||Differential and Integral Calculus—Differentiation and integration of functions; expansion of functions in series; limiting values of indeterminate forms; maxima and minima values of functions of one or of two independent variables; the change of the independent variable; the chief applications of the differential and integral calculus to the geometry of plane curves and of solids of revolution; and differential equations.page 90|
|(d)||Mechanics.—As defined for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, with the addition of statics treated analytically, and dynamics of a particle.|
|(e)||Physics.—Any one of the following branches:—
(4) Chemistry and Experimental Physics (Two papers at least)—
|2.||Metallurgy and Mineral Chemistry.|
|3.||Chemistry of Manufactures and Agriculture.|
(b) Electricity and Magnetism.—The general subject, and full acquaintance with all instruments used in the ordinary and ocean telegraphy.
Instead of paper (b) the candidate may take the two following papers:—
(c) Sound and Light.—The parts prescribed for the Pass Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, treated fully and practically; together with the colours of thin plates, circularly and elliptically polarized light, and rotary polarization.
(d) Heat and Radiant Heat.—The parts prescribed for the Pass Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, together with elementary thermodynamics and practical work in calorimetry.
The candidate will be required, on presenting himself for examination, to furnish to the Supervisor a certificate from a teacher of chemistry that he has passed a practical examination in chemical analysis in all its branches; and to produce, to the satisfaction of the Examiner, the results obtained in some original investigation or research in chemistry or experimental physics.page 91
(5) Natural Science (Two papers)—One of the following branches (A or B):—
(A) Geology, Mineralogy, and Palaeontology.—Classification and distribution of formations; a detailed knowledge of mineralogy, lithology, and paleontology.
Note.—The division of this subject into two papers will be left to the discretion of the Examiner.
|(a)||The general principles of biology, as for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, but treated more fully.|
|(b)||One of the following:—
Each candidate for Honours ill any of the Natural Sciences must hand to the Supervisor a paper embodying the results of his original research on some subject, or of his actual investigation of the geology, zoology, or botany of a given district, the subject or district to be chosen by the candidate, subject to the approval of the Chancellor.
|(a)||Psychology and Ethics, treated more fully than for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.page 92|
|(b)||Logic, treated more fully than for the degree of Bachelor of Arts.|
|(c)||History of Philosophy, Ancient and Modern.|
IV. Every candidate for Honours shall, on or before the twentieth day of February preceding the examination, give notice of his intention to present himself for the Honours Examination, and of the subjects in which he proposes to be examined.
V. There shall be three classes of Honours—first, second, and third; and the names of the successful candidates shall be arranged alphabetically in the several classes.
VI. The fee for the examination for Honours in Arts shall be one guinea.