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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

Faculty of Arts. — Regulations

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Faculty of Arts.


The session will commence on the first day of May, and will last for six months continuously, during the entire course of which instruction will be given to each class by the Professor by means of text-books, lectures, and oral and written examinations.

The classes are open to all persons over fifteen years of age; but no student will be recognised as an undergraduate of the University of New Zealand who shall not have passed, before entering on his course, the Matriculation Examination prescribed by that University.

The Matriculation Examination will be held during the first three days of May. Candidates will be examined in six or more of the following subjects:—
  • Greek.—Grammar, and very easy passages for translation at sight.
  • Latin.—Grammar, and very easy passages for translation at sight.
  • English.—Grammar and Composition.
  • Arithmetic.—Fundamental rules, Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, Proportion and Square Root.
  • Algebra.—To simple Equations, inclusive, with easy problems.
  • Euclid.—First two books.
  • Elementary Chemistry.—The non-metallic elements and the atomic theory.
  • Elementary Physics.—Any one of the following branches:—(a) Electricity, (b) Sound and Light, (c) Heat.page 12
  • Elementary Natural Science.;—Any one of the following branches:—(a) Botany, (b) Zoology, (c) Geology.
  • Modern Languages.—Grammar of one Modern Language—French, German, or Italian—and easy translations at sight.
  • Geography.—The chief physical features and principal towns of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America; together with the more minute details of the Geography of Great Britain and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • History.—Outlines of English History to the end of the eighteenth century.

Each candidate will be required to pass in at least six subjects, of which Latin, English Grammar and Composition, and Arithmetic must be three.

The fee for matriculation is one guinea, payable to the Registrar of the University of New Zealand.

Candidates for matriculation who fail to pass the examination may, nevertheless, attend the ordinary classes on subjects in which they shall have satisfied the examiners; and they will be allowed to count any courses of lectures which they may so attend, as part of the attendance required of candidates for the B.A. degree, provided that they pass the next ensuing matriculation examination.

Students who shall have passed the matriculation examination, and who shall subsequently have kept three years' terms in the University of Otago, will be entitled to receive the degree of B.A. of the New Zealand University, on passing the prescribed examination in five of the following subjects, two of which must be Latin and Mathematics:— page 13
  • Greek Language and Literature.
  • Latin Language and Literature.
  • English Language and Literature.
  • French, German, or Italian Language and Literature.
  • General History and Political Economy.
  • Jurisprudence and Constitutional History.
  • Mathematics.
  • Physical Science.
  • Chemistry.
  • Natural Science.
  • Mental Science.

The examination may be passed in two sections. The compulsory subjects constitute one section, and the optional subjects the other section. Either section may be taken at the end of the second year, or, at the option of the candidate, the whole five subjects may be taken at the end of the third year.

Every student intending to present himself for examination must, at least six months previously, signify to the Chancellor of the University of New Zealand the subjects in which he shall elect to be examined.

Senior scholarships of the value of £60, tenable for one year, and in the case of candidates for honours for two years, are awarded by the University of New Zealand to students who, at the end of their second year, pass with great credit either the voluntary or the compulsory section of the subjects of examination for the B.A. degree.

Students will be considered to have kept a year's terms in the University of Otago who shall have attended three full courses of lectures on subjects prescribed for the B.A. degree, and shall also have passed the annual examination in each course.

Undergraduates of the University of New Zealand, who have been specially exempted by the Chancellor from page 14 attendance at lectures, will be admitted to the annual examination in any course of lectures held at the University of Otago on payment of half-a-guinea for each examination paper set to them; and, on passing an examination in not less than three of the subjects prescribed for the B.A. degree, they will be considered to have kept a year's terms.

It shall be competent for the Professorial Board, upon the recommendation of any Professor, and with the approval of the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor, to grant exemption from attendance at the lectures of such Professor during the whole or any part of a session, to such students as may be sufficiently advanced to render their attendance unnecessary: provided, notwithstanding, that such students shall be required to pass the annual examination.

To constitute a full course the lectures must occupy not less than five hours a week during the whole session on the following subjects:—
  • Junior Latin, Junior Greek, Junior Mathematics, Senior Mathematics, Chemistry, Chemical Laboratory, Junior Mental Science, Senior Mental Science, Anatomy.
Not less than three hours a week in the following subjects:—
  • Senior Latin, Senior Greek, English, Advanced Mathematics, Geology, Zoology, Modern Languages;

And not less than two hours a week in Law.

Any less complete course of Lectures is reckoned a partial course, and two or more such partial courses may, at the discretion of the Professorial Board, be deemed equivalent to one full course.

The following rank as half-courses:—English, for two page 15 hours a week during the whole Session; Political Economy, for two hours a week during the whole Session; Chemical Laboratory for five hours a week during three months.

The fee for each full course is three guineas. For any course ranking as a half-course, half the usual fees will be charged. In addition to the class fees, all students are required to pay a College fee of one guinea per Session. All fees must be paid, in advance, to the Registrar.

Students of the University of Otago who matriculated before the month of April, 1874, may, if they elect to do so, obtain the degree of B.A. of the New Zealand University by fulfilling the conditions required by the Otago University Regulations, as they existed at the date of their matriculation.