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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 11

I.—Classical Course

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I.—Classical Course.

Requirements for Admission.

Candidates for admission to the Freshman Class in the Classical Course are examined in the following studies:
  • English Grammar and Analysis.
  • Geography—Ancient and Modern.
  • History of the United States.

Arithmetic, Algebra through Quadratic Equations, and Books I to VI of Davies' Legendre, or an equivalent. Algebra through Quadratic Equations will not be reviewed in the course, and must be thoroughly learned from a University Treatise.

Boise's First Greek Book.

Hadley's Greek Grammar.

Xenophon's Anabasis—three books.

Greek Prose Composition. (Jones & Boise.) Part I.

Latin Grammar and Reader.

Four books of Cæsar's Commentaries; or Cornelius Nepos.

Six Orations of Cicero.

Six books of Virgil's Æneid.

Allen's Latin Composition, or Harkness' Introduction to Latin Composition, first and second parts; or forty-four exercises of Arnold's Latin Prose Composition.

Actual equivalents for the books or parts of books named above will be accepted; but exact conformity to these requirements is greatly preferred, and candidates for admission should prepare themselves accordingly.

Candidates for advanced standing, whether from other colleges or not, are examined in the studies previously pursued by the class which they propose to enter.

No person under fifteen years of age will be admitted to the Freshman Class, nor will any one be admitted to an advanced standing without a proportionate increase of age.

Testimonials of good moral character are required in all cases; and every student from another College must produce a certificate of regular dismission.

To prevent disappointment to the applicant it should be distinctly understood, that a thorough knowledge of the prescribed studies is more likely to insure admission, and to enable the student to reap the full benefits of the Collegiate Course, than a superficial acquaintance with some higher branches of literature and science. A critical knowledge of Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and Geometry, and the Grammars of the English, Latin and Greek languages, is indispensable.

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I. With the University Year beginning in September, 1876, a fourth year will be added to the Course in the Preparatory Department. (See Page 18.)

II. With the University Year beginning in September, 1877, the Requirements for Admission will be increased. In addition to the requirements mentioned above, on page 7, there will be demanded:
1.In Greek, two books of Homer, or their equivalent.
2.In Latin, one book of Cæsar's Commentaries; two orations of Cicero.
3.Elementary French and German.
4.Elements of Physiology.
5.Outlines of General History.
6.Physical Geography.

III. The College Course will be somewhat elevated and broadened (particulars in next year's Catalogue), especially in the studies of History and the English Language, with opportunities for optional studies after the Sophomore Year.

Freshman Class.

First Term.


Greek.—Selections from Greek Authors (Boise & Freeman). Greek Prose

Composition (Boise).


Latin.—Livy. Selections from the First Book (Chase & Stuart). Exercises in

writing Latin. Roman History, to the first Samnite war. (Liddell's History and Rawlinson's Manual.)

3.Mathematics.—Loomis's Algebra completed, from Chapter XVIII.

Second Term.

1.Latin.—The XXI Book of Livy. Madvig's Grammar for reference. Exercises in writing Latin. Roman History to the battle of Zama. (Liddell & Rawlinson.)
2.Mathematics.—Geometry completed from Book VI. Plane Trigonometry.
3.Greek.—Selections from Greek Authors (Boise & Freeman). Greek Prose Composition (Boise). Grecian History and Geography.

Third Term.

1.Mathematics.—Plane Trigonometry completed. Mensuration or Surveying.
2.Greek.—Selections from Greek Authors (Boise & Freeman).
3.Latin.—Selections from Livy. The Captives of Plautus. Roman History from the battle of Zama to the fall of the Republic. (Liddell & Rawlinson.)
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Sophomore Class.

First Term.

1.Mathematics.—Natural Philosophy. Snell's Olmsted.
2.English.—Fowler's English Grammar. Trench on the Study of Words.

Greek.—Homer's Iliad. (Boise's edition.)

Latin.—Horace. Latin Prosody. The Lyric Metres.

Second Term.

1.Latin.—Horace. History of the Augustan Age. Essays by the Class on subjects connected with the history and literature of the period. Exercises in writing Latin.
2.Physics.—Natural Philosophy. Snell's Olmsted completed. Spherical Trigonometry.
3.Rhetoric.—Whately or Bain.

Third Term.

2.Mathematics.—Analytical Geometry.

Greek.—The Antiogne of Sophocles, or some other Greek tragedy (Woolsey). Essays by the Class, chiefly critiques on the principal Greek plays. Grecian History continued.

Latin.—Horace. Satires and Art of Poetry. Essays by the Class.

Junior Class.

First Term.

1.Zoology, Anatomy, Physiology.
2.Physics.—Astronomy. (Four times a week.)

Latin.—Selections from the Annals and Histories of Tacitus. Roman History to the time of Trajan. Essays by the Class. Extemporalia. (Four times a week.)

Greek.—Demosthenes de Corona commenced.

French.—Magill's Grammar and Reader. (Three times a week.)

Second Term.


Anatomy and Physiology.—The Nervous System.

English Literature.—Taine. Lectures. (Three times a week.)

2.Chemistry.—Barker's Elements of Chemistry. (Four times a week.)

Greek.—Demosthenes de Corona completed. Essays by the Class on the leading events of the fourth century B. C., and other topics connected with the study of oratory. (Four times a week.)

French.—Magill's Grammar and Reader. (Twice a week.)

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Third Term.


Intellectual Philosophy.

Latin.—Juvenal, six Satires; or Select Epistles of Pliny. Roman History to Diocletian. Essays by the Class. (Six weeks.)

2.Natural History.—Botany. (Six weeks.)

Chemistry.—Lectures. (Three times a week.)

French.—Magill's Grammar and Reader. (Three times a week.)

Senior Class.

First Term.


Guizot's History of Civilization. (7½ weeks.)

Natural History.—Geology and Mineralogy. (Dana). (7½ weeks).


Latin.—Selections from Tacitus. (7½ weeks). Roman History to the year 476 A. D.

German.—Otto's Grammar. Whitney's Reader.

Second Term.

1.Moral Philosophy.

Greek.—Selections from Plato (Tyler's Apology and Crito). Essays by the Class on the leading philosophers and philosophical systems of the ancient world. (6 weeks.)

German.—Whitney's Reader. (6 weeks.)

3.Natural History.—Geology and Mineralogy completed.

Third Term.

1.Political Economy.
2.Constitutional Law.—Constitution of the United States. International Law.
3.German.—Goetz von Berlichingen—Goethe.