The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
Chapter XXIV.—Honours in Science
Chapter XXIV.—Honours in Science.
I. A candidate for Honours in Science must present himself for examination within one year after receiving the degree of Bachelor of Science.
|1.||Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.|
|(1)||Mathematics and Mathematical Physics (as defined in the Statute "Honours in Arts.")|
|(3)||Chemistry.—Theoretical and inorganic chemistry, together with one of the following:—
|(4)||Natural Science.—One of the following branches:—
1. The characters of the classes and more important orders of cryptogamic plants, and of the principal native and introduced orders of flowering plants. 2. The structure and life-history of the following types, together with those prescribed for the pass examination in botany: Glœocapsa or Chroococcus, Nostoc, Oscillatoria, Pandorina, Hydrodictyon, æthalium. Peronospora, Chytridiuin, Œdogodium, Enteromorpha or Ulva, Macrocystis, Coleochæte, Batrachospermuui, Dudresnava, Corallina, Sphœria, Eurotium, Claviceps, Collema or any gelatinous lichen, Usnea or any fruticose lichen, Puccinia, Empusa, Jugermannia, Andreæa, Sphagnum, Hymenophyllum, Dicksonia or Cyathea, Cupressus, Podocarpus, Welwitschia, Calla, Phormium, Gordyline, Areca, an Orchid, Leptospermum, Helianthus or Taraxacum, Daucus, Calamites, Lepidodendron, Sigillaria. 3. The typical structure and the chief deviations from it of the flower and fruit in the more important native and introduced orders. 4. General morphology of the cell and tissues, laws of cell-division, formation of tissues, modes of apical growth, thallomes, caullomes, roots, phyllomes, trichomes, branches and branch systems, symmetry. 5. The comparative embryology of plants—relation between sexual and asexual generation in the various classes of plants. 6. Chemical composition of plants and plant-food, chemical processes in plants, movement of water and gases in plants, general conditions of plant-life, mechanics of growth, movements of plants. 7. The main facts of the distribution of plants in time and space: the chief characters of the phytographical regions; bearing of the facts of distribution on the theory of evolution. 8. Generalizations of botany, origin of species.
Practical work.—(The examination to last for two days, of six hours each).—The dissection and microscopical examination of the types printed in italics under 2 above. The examination and page 104 description of examples of any of the chief native or introduced orders of flowering plants.
(b) Zoologt.—Animal morphology, embryology, classification, distribution, aetiology. Four papers to be set in zoology, the division of subjects being left to the Examiners.
1. The chief characters of the classes and orders of the animal kingdom, including the more important extinct forms. 2. The structure (including the elements of histology) and life-history of the following types: Amoeba, Paramœcium or Vorticella or any ciliate infnsorian, Hydra or any hydroid polyp, Actinia or Alcyonium, Asterina, Earthworm, Paranephroys or Palinurus, Blatta or or Periplaneta or Bacillus, Mytilus or Mesodesma or Chione or Unio, Helix or Limax or Arion, Boltenia, or any simple Ascidian, Agonostoma or Lotella or Pagrus or any Teleost, Columba, Lepus, Gregarina, Thalassicolla or Collozoum, Euspongia or Clathria, Aurelia or any Scvphomedusa, Pleurobranchia or any Ctenophore, Echinus, Ophiocoma or any Ophiurid, Holothuria, Comatula, Leptoplana or any Planarian, Distoma, Tænia, Nereis or Polynoe, Hirudo, Sipunculus, Lepidurus Daphnia, Cyclops, Cypris, Lepas, an Isopod, * an Amphipod,* Cancer or Helerograpsus or any native crab, Peripatus, Scolopendra or Himaniopus * Scorpio, Limulus, A Spider, Cicada or Aphis * Musca * Apis, * moth, * beetle * Terebratulina, a Polyzoon, Ostrea or Pecten, Haliotis or Parmophorus, Turbo or Diloina, Octopus or Ommastrephes, Amphioxus, Geotria, Raja or Trygon, frog (e.g., Litoria), Mocoa or Naultinus, Canis, † Ovis, † Homo.† 3. The skeletons of the following vertebrates in addition to those included under 2: Mustelus or any other shark. Callorhynchus Acipenser, Ceratodus, Menobranhus or any Urodeie, Chelone, Hatteria, Crocodilus, Python, page 105 Crotalus or any poisonous snake, ‡ Struthio, Apteryx, Hieracidea or Circus, Anser, Ornitho-rhynchus, Echidna, Macropus or Halmaturus, Pliascoloniys,‡ Thylacidus, ‡ Dasypus, Erinaceus, any Delphinoid, Felis, Ursus. Steuorhynchus or Phoca, Sus, Tapirus, Equus, Elephas, Hyrax. Lemur. Cebus or Ateles, Macacus, Troglodytes, Simia. 4. The typical mode of development and chief deviations therefrom in the various classes of animals. Generalizations of embryology. 5. The main facts of the distribution of vertebrata in time and space. The chief characters of the zoo-geographical regions. The bearing of the facts of distribution on the theory of evolution. 6. Generalizations of zoology. Origin of species.
Practical work.—(The examination to last for two days, of six hours each.)—I. The dissection and microscopical examination of the types required for the pass examination, together with the forms printed in italics under 2 above. Candidates will also be expected to recognise and describe any characteristic part of the skeletons mentioned under 3, as well as any typical example of vertebrate exoskeleton.
(c) Geology, including lithology and palæontology.
(5) Physiology.—Human anatomy and animal physiology.
(6) Menial Science:
|(a)||Psychology and Ethics—treated more fully than for the degree of Bachelor of Science.|
|(b)||Logic, treated more fully than for the degree of Bachelor of Science.|
|(c)||History of Philosophy, Ancient and Moderns.|
III. In each of the Honours subjects, with the exceptions of mathematics and mental science, candidates shall be required to pass a practical examination.page 106
IV. The scope of the examination in all the Honours subjects shall be the same as that prescribed for candidates for Honours in Arts.
V. The fee for the examination for Honours in Science shall be one guinea.
* External characters only required in these types.
† Skeleton and chief organs only required.
‡ Skull only.