The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50
This is a time-table and programme of the class room work for both students and Faculty.
1. It exhibits to the eye four Academic courses of study, taught simultaneously, each of which is crowned with a degree and attested by a diploma.
2. It does not embrace the Law, Medical, Agricultural, Normal, Engineering and Art School courses, as each of these has its independent curiculum; each also awards its appropriate degree, attested by a diploma. For information respecting these schools, see the respective portions of this catalogue.
|I.||The course in Arts; degree A. B., Artium Baccalaureus-a. This is the old fashioned college or classical course, only slightly modified. Latin and Greek complete.|
|II.||The course in Science; degree S. B., Bachelor in Science, or Scientific Bachelor. This course gives modern languages the place of the classics, and makes the sciences more prominent. The mathematical course is here complete.|
|III.||The course in Literature; degree L. B., Literary Bachelor or Bachelor of Literature. This course is such that the sciences yield the pre-eminence to the languages, as the languages yield to the Sciences in the S. B. course. English course entire.|
|IV.||The course in the Fine and Domestic Arts for young ladies; degree A. D. B. Artium Domesticarum Baccalaurea. Only young ladies will be graduated with this degree. The course in form-study (drawing) is here complete; Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, and Music, are more prominent; Italian and Laboratory work with domestic economy are distinctive. Into certain of its classes only young ladies are admitted. This course is intended to avoid the fallacy of confounding co-education with identical education, by giving the young ladies a more elegant and useful culture for their allotted spheres than is provided in either of the other courses.|
The course in instrumental music, embraced by the degree A. D. B., is optional, but ample provision is made for it by giving up a corresponding amount of time from other subjects to the extent of a single semester each, and in the following order, viz: (1.) Chemistry. (2.) Modern Languages (German and French). (3.) Latin. (4.) Mathematics.
It should be observed that the English word Bachelor, as a degree word, like the word author or poet, has no reference to sex. Hence, in the Latin of the heading of the first three curricula both genders of the adjective are given, as girls may take any of those degrees; but the degree of the fourth course (A. D. B.) is reserved to them alone. The degree itself points to home life as the destined sphere of woman as distinguished from the public, professional and business life of man. In this course, whose distinctive and valuable features the diverse resources of our Faculty enable us fully to realize, the general and liberal culture is fully equal to either of the other courses, and the special culture, with reference to the practical aims of a true education of woman, excels them.
4. The Academic Bachelor degrees, (A. B., S. B., L. B., A. D. B.) are not compliments or favors, but acquisitions. They are conferred by the Curators as an award for having successfully completed a given line of work. The recommendation on which the awards are made is that of the Faculty. 'The diploma is delivered as a sufficient and documentary evidence of such award. Hence the propriety of the professors who teach, and endorse the work of the student by recommending for graduation, signing the diploma, and also the propriety of the diploma bearing the seal of the corporation. The value of these degrees and diplomas will correspond with the standing of the University.
5. These four Academic courses and degrees severally embrace the same time and amount of work, and are equivalent in culture and equal in honor, but have distinctive adaptations to diverse aims in life.
6. No student shall be allowed to graduate in any one of the four Academic courses, who shall deviate from the prescribed work as laid down in the Synchronisticpage 122 page 123 page 124
time-table, except by permission of the Faculty, obtained prior to making the contemplated change.
|a.||Studies cannot be taken without proper preparation to enter the classes pursuing them.|
|b.||This choice must conform to the synchronistic table; students cannot "get up" classes, except upon this programme of work as laid down.|
|c.||Each student, unless by permission of the Faculty, must have 45 hours of work for each week, and at least 15 of these hours must be occupied in class room. It is assumed that each student will have four recitations a day, of an hour each, for five days in the week, and that the average student will require two hours to prepare each recitation. Eight hours of preparation, and four hours of recitation, will be twelve hours work a day. Monday is given to the societies, and Sabbath to the churches.|
|d.||When studies have once been selected and arranged for any student, and his name has been entered by the Professors upon class rolls, such student will not be permitted to make any change by discontinuance or by taking other or additional studies, except by the knowledge and approval of the Faculty. A disregard of this rule would turn everything into confusion.|
8. It is left to the head of each department to arrange the special cases arising in his department, with former students, on account of changes in courses of study made June, 1879.
9. In the professional schools, it will be noted that the medical course has been graded, and for the Senior class an entrance examination is required. The Normal course is re-shaped and graded with three distinct and fitting degrees and diplomas. The degree of Pe.M. (Master of Pedagogics) is the highest and most scholarly degree of the University. Professors of colleges and general scholars may reasonably be expected to aspire to its difficult attainment. The agricultural course is recast, and the Engineering Department is complete.
|a.||The synchronistic curricula (pp. 122-3), are the settled Academic courses for recommendation for the Academic degrees.|
|b.||The 990 hours work in English and the 540 hours in Latin, are fixtures in the course in letters, and not open to substitution.|
|c.||The privilege of a student to withdraw from a department at the close of a semester without permission from the Faculty, is restricted to cases where the subject is completed.|