The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
III. School of Geology and Mineralogy
III. School of Geology and Mineralogy.
Mineralogy and Lithology.
These subjects extend through the first semester of the Senior year. For [unclear: ablesion] to this class, students are required to have taken the course in Chemistry. I lectures are illustrated by specimens of minerals and rocks, and by [unclear: microscopictions] showing their structure. The students are required to provide themselves small elementary collections of minerals (at a cost of two or three dollars), book, "Dana's Manual of Mineralogy."
There is also a special course in these subjects, covering half a semester, [unclear: ga] to the students of Agriculture and Engineering.
Geology, Physical Geography and PalæOntology.
These subjects cover daily lectures for the second semester of the Senior [unclear: yet] For admission to the class, students are required to have completed the course Mineralogy, Lithology and Zoology. Half of a semester is devoted to Physical Geology and Geography and Dynamical Geology; the second half of the [unclear: semester] I devoted to Palæontology and Historic Geology.
The course of instruction is by lectures, illustrated by charts, lantern [unclear: project] and specimens. The students also use Dana's Text-book of Geology. [unclear: Excursive] for field work are undertaken when practicable.
Physical and Economic Geology.
This course is intended especially for the Engineering and Agricultural [unclear: Student] but any regular Student of Geology is permitted to attend the class. The [unclear: instruction] is by lectures, and embraces: geological surveying, stones and other [unclear: builds] materials, decomposition of rocks and production of soils, useful minerals [unclear: oceuri] in veins and beds, coal deposits, natural waters, various ordinary useful [unclear: mine] substances, and surface geology applied to Engineering and Agriculture.
Additions to the Museum.
The entire geological collections of Dr. Swallow and Dr. Norwood, [unclear: comprised] many thousand specimens of minerals, rocks, fossils and shells, were purchased [unclear: during] the autumn of 1882, by the Curators of the University.
A collection of metamorphic rocks with microscopic sections of the same, [unclear: J] pared by Prof. Alex. Julien of New York, were also purchased. Hitchcock's [unclear: lay] geological map of the United States was also purchased. To the Zoological collation has been added a number of skeletons illustrating most of the orders of [unclear: mammary] birds and reptiles. These were purchased from Prof. Henry Ward of [unclear: Rochester] New York.
A collection of about 250 species of marine zoological specimens, obtained [unclear: in the] dredgings of the United States Fish Commission, in the Atlantic Ocean, [unclear: adjective] to Martha's Vineyard, was presented to the Museum by the Secretary of the Union States National Museum.