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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

[University of Otago Calender 1877]

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The University of Otago Dunedin.

Mills, Dick & Co., General Steam Printers. Dunedin Stafford Street. MDCCCLXXVII

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University of Otago, New Zealand.

In affiliation with the University of New Zealand.

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TThe University of Otago was founded in 1869 by an ordinance of the Provincial Council with the intent "to promote sound learning in the Province of Otago." It was formed into a "body politic and corporate" with, the power o granting degrees in Arts, Medicine, and Law, and received as an endowment a hundred thousand acres of pastoral land. It was opened in 1871 with a staff of three Professors, all in the Faculty of Arts. In 1872 the Provincial Council voted to the University a further endowment of another hundred thousand acres of pastoral land. This important accession to its revenues, with the aid of some subordinate sources of income, enabled the University to make considerable additions to the staff of Professors and Lecturers in the Faculty of Arts, to establish a lectureship in Law, and to lay the foundations of a Medical School.

In 1874 an agreement was made between the University of New Zealand and the University of Otago, by which the functions of the former were restricted to the examination of candidates for matriculation, for scholarships, and for degrees; while the latter bound itself to become affiliated to the University of New Zealand, to hold in abeyance its power of granting degrees, and to waive the claim which it and advanced to a Royal Charter. As a result of the agreement thus effected, the University of Otago became possessed of ten thousand acres of land, which had been set apart for University purposes in the former province of Southland.

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In addition to the endowments which have been referred to, the University receives the benefit of certain educational funds held in trust by the Presbyterian Church of Otago, and which by law are required to be applied to the endowment of Professorships in the Faculty of Arts. One of the Professorships originally instituted—that of Mental Science—was endowed from this source, and it has lately been intimated to the University Council that the funds are now in a position to support another Chair. The University, however, is entirely unconnected with any religious denomination; it contains no faculty of theology, its instruction is purely secular, and it is restrained by its constitution from imposing any religious tests upon its professors, lecturers, or students.

The supreme governing body of the University is the Council, the members of which hold office for life. In terms of the ordinance, the right of filling up vacancies in the Council was vested in the Superintendent of the Province, but by reason of recent political changes it has now devolved upon the Governor. The Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor are elected by the members of the Council out of their own body, and hold their offices for three years. The Council appoints the Professors and Lecturers, manages the finances of the institution, and attends to all its external relations. The conduct of the educational arrangements of the University is committed to the Professorial Board, which consists of all the Professors and those Lecturers who have been appointed members of it by the Council.

The University contains a Faculty of Arts, a School of Medicine, and a School of Law. The courses of lectures in the Faculty of Arts prepare for the preliminary examinations in Medicine and in Law, for the professional examinations page 7 of Schoolmasters, and for Degrees, Senior Scholarships, and Honours in the University of New Zealand. The Medical School provides lectures in Chemistry, Biology, and Anatomy by the Professors of these branches, and also clinical lectures in Medicine and Surgery. It is the intention of the Council, as soon as the advancement of the students renders it necessary, to establish additional lectureships, so as to offer a complete course in Medicine qualifying for Medical Degrees in the University of New Zealand. The arrangements already made cover the first two years of the medical curriculum. Several of the Professors and Lecturers have already been recognised by the medical authorities at Home, so that attendance upon their lectures will count as attendance upon lectures on the same subjects in the Home Schools, and the recognition of the others is expected to be received within a few months. Students of Medicine will thus have the privilege of attending classes here for two years, and then, if they desire it, of proceeding to complete their course and to graduate at one of the medical schools of the United. Kingdom. The lectures in Law prepare for the professional examinations before the Judges of the Supreme Court, and, in conjunction with the classes in the Faculty of Arts, for the L.L.B. degree of the University of New Zealand.

The establishment of a School of Mines in the University has on several occasions been under the consideration of the Council. It is believed that such a school would be of great public utility, and that it could be conducted with economy and advantage in connection with the Museum, the Chemical Laboratory, and the Science classes in the Arts curriculum. The want of funds for the endowment of a professorship of the technical branches has hitherto prevented the carrying of this scheme into effect; but at one page 8 time when, during the last session of the Provincial Council, funds were voted which would have been available for the payment of the salary of the Professor of Mining, the difficulty seemed in a fair way to be surmounted. In consequence, however, of the uncertainty which existed as to whether the subsidy would be continued, it was considered imprudent to take at that time any definite action, and it is not known whether the Colonial Government is disposed to give assistance in organising the school.

The University building, though handsome and spacious as well as centrally situated, is not in all respects perfectly suitable for the accommodation of the classes, and it would not admit of their rapid extension. The erection of a new building has therefore been determined upon, and with this view, a site, containing about eight acres has been secured adjacent to the Hospital and to the new Museum. The building will contain the most ample class-room and general accommodation; and a noticeable feature in the plan will be the establishment in connection with all the Science classes of Laboratories, which will be conveniently furnished and fully equipped with scientific instruments. The building will also include chambers for the use of those students who may wish to obtain such accommodation.

The University Library, founded mainly by public subscriptions, already contains more than four thousand volumes, which for the most part have been specially selected by the Professors for the use of the students. All students attending the University, whether matriculated or not, are entitled to the free use of the Library, and it is also open as a Library of Reference to the general public, who must, however, provide themselves with cards of admission by application to the Registrar. The Library is under the page 9 direction of a Committee, composed of three members of the Council and three members of the Professorial Board.

The Chemical Laboratory in the University, which has been conveniently fitted up, is under the charge of the Professor of Chemistry. Its main aim is the training of students in chemical manipulation and in inorganic and organic analysis; but on grounds of public convenience it has been opened as a Public Analytical Laboratory. In this capacity it is largely made use of for the analysis of ores, minerals, soils, fabrics, and foods; and these analyses are frequently taken part in, or performed under supervision, by the more advanced students. The Laboratory is open for instruction from May to November, and for analysis during the whole year.

The Professor of Natural Science in the University is also Curator of the Museum. The handsome new building erected for the Museum is now approaching completion, and is expected to be ready for the reception of the collections before the commencement of the ensuing session. Besides the large hall, with its two tiers of galleries intended for the public exhibition of the objects, and the work-rooms for the Curator, the Curator's Assistant, and the Taxidermist, it contains a lecture-room, a library and reading-room, a biological laboratory, and two other rooms where researches may be carried on by candidates for honours and by other students in special departments of Natural Science. The Museum Library contains nearly a thousand volumes of valuable works on Natural History, and it is supplied by mail with all the principal scientific periodicals. The purpose of making the Museum an educational institution, rather than a collection for display, has also been carefully kept in view in the selection, the classification, and the arrangement of the objects. The collection of New Zealand plants and animals in the page 10 Museum is now nearly complete, while the foreign collection contains types of nearly all the principal families, and is constantly receiving important additions.

The clinical lectures in connection with the Medical School will be given in the Dunedin Hospital, which is the largest in New Zealand. The Hospital building is not only commodious but of ample extent, and, with the out-buildings and grounds, occupies a self-contained block of live acres in a central, but open and airy, situation. It contains 198 beds, and the average number of in-door patients is 170. Of these, about 100 are under medical, and about 70 under surgical treatment, and both in medicine and in surgery the variety of cases occurring is amply sufficient for the purposes of efficient instruction.

The Scholarships of the New Zealand University are tenable by students attending the University of Otago, and, in addition to these, two other scholarships specially connected with the latter institution have been established. These are the Richardson Scholarship of the value of £40 a year, and the Scott Scholarship of the value of £20 a year. Both are awarded by competition, and may be held for a period of three years. Public notice is given of any vacancy in these scholarships occurring, and intending candidates may be informed of the conditions of competition by application to the Registrar of the University.

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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.

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Course of Study

For the convenience of Students attending the University, the following alternative plans have been prepared, and in accordance with them the hours of study have been arranged. Students who wish to complete their terms within three years are recommended to adhere to one or other of these plans.

Literary Course.

First Year.
Latin; Mathematics; English, or Greek, or Modern Languages.
Second Year.
Latin; Mathematics and Natural Philosophy; Mental science
Third Year.
Greek, or Modern Languages, or English; Moral Philosophy including Political Economy; Chemistry, or Natural Science, or Law.

Scientific Course.

First Year.
Latin; Mathematics; Chemistry, or Natural Science.
Second Year.
Latin; Mathematics and Natural Philosophy; Chemistry, or Natural Science, or Mental Science, or Modern Languages.
Third Year.
Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, or Natural Science; Chemistry, or Natural Science, or Anatomy; English, or Moral Philosophy, or Modern Languages.
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Faculty Of Medicine.


The Winter Session will be the same as in the Arts course. The Summer Session will be of three months' duration, commencing on 1st December.

The classes are open to all persons over sixteen years of age; but no student will be recognised as a registered Medical Student of the Otago University who shall not have passed, before entering on his course, the Preliminary Examination in General Education required of all students desirous of obtaining Medical Degrees.

The Preliminary Examination will be held during the first three days of May. Candidates who intend to appear at these examinations are requested to communicate with the Registrar of the University, on or before the 14th of April, intimating the optional subjects in which they desire to be examined.

The following six subjects are compulsory:—

I.—English Language.
(a.)To write a few sentences in correct English on a given theme, attention being paid to spelling and punctuation, as well as to composition,
(b.)To write a portion of an English author to dictation,
(c.)To explain the grammatical construction of one or two sentences.
(d)To point out the grammatical errors in a sentence ungrammatically composed, and to explain their nature,
(e.)To give the derivation and definition of a few English words in common use.
  • Including Vulgar and Decimal Fractions.
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  • The elementary rules, including simple equations.
  • The first three books of Euclid.
  • The paper will contain easy unseen passages to be translated into English, and sentences of English to be translated into Latin. Questions in Latin Grammar will also be sot. Additional:—Selected Book for 1877 and 1878, Cicero do Officiis, Book III.
VI.—Elements of Mechanics and Hydrostatics. (Elementary questions.)
  • Mechanics. Forces acting at one point, and parallel forces, treated simply. The Mechanical Powers Ratio of the Power to the Weight in each; the Centre of Gravity; General Laws of Motion, with simple illustrations; Law of the Motion of Falling Bodies. Text-books—Goodwin's Statics and Dynamics, or Todhunter's Mechanics for Beginners.
  • Hydrostatics. Pressure of Liquids; Equilibrium of Liquids; Specific Gravity, and modes of determining it; the Siphon; the Common Pump and Forcing Pump; the Hydrostatic Press; Artesian Wells. Text-books—Galbraith and Haughton's Hydrostatics, or Besant's Hydrostatics.

The candidate will also be required to pass two out of the following nine optional subjects—

  • The paper will contain easy unseen passages to be translated into English, and simple sentences of English to be translated into Greek. Questions in Greek Grammar will also be set. Additional Selected Book for 1877 and 1878, Xenophon's Anabasis, Book IV.
  • Additional Selected Book for 1877 and 1878. Molière, "Le Malade Imaginaire?
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  • Additional:—Selected Book for 1877 and 1873. Schiller's Thirty Years' War; Books I.-IV. inclusive.
  • The papers in French and German will be of a similar extent to those set in Latin and Greek.

IV.—Logic. Text-book—Elementary Lessons in Logic. Stanley Jevons.

V.—Moral Philosophy. Text-book—Dugald Stewart's Outlines by Dr. McCosh.

VI.—Higher Mathematics.
  • Euclid—Books I. to VI. Algebra. Elements of Trigonometry.
VII.—Higher Natural Philosophy.
  • Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Elementary General Physics, Heat. Text-books—Mechanics and Hydrostatics as above. Elementary Lessons in Physics, Balfour Stewart. Balfour Stewart's Heat.
VIII.—Elementary Inorganic Chemistry.
  • Text-books. Elementary Lessons in Chemistry, Roscoe.
IX.—The Rudiments of Botany and Zoology.
  • Text-books—Oliver's Elementary Lessons in Botany. Nicholson's Introductory Text-book of Zoology,

Note.—Students desirous of obtaining Scottish Degrees and Diplomas in Medicine are limited to the first seven of the above optional subjects.

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School of Law.

The Session is the same as in the Arts Course; and the classes are open to all persons over fifteen years of age.

Examination in General Education required by Law Students.

Students, by passing the Matriculation Examination or the Preliminary Examination in Medicine, without No. VI. of the compulsory subjects, will be admitted as Solicitors without further examination in General Knowledge, excepting a paper in Constitutional History.

Note.—By section 5 of "The Law Practitioners Act 1865," Graduates of the University of New Zealand or any other University in the Empire are entitled to admission as Barristers upon passing in Law only, without having been Barristers' Pupils.

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Time Table for 1877.

8 a.m. Junior Latin.
9 a.m. Junior Greek.
9 a.m. Junior French (T., Th.)
9 a.m. Law (Senior), (M., Th.)
9 a.m. Law (Junior), (T., F.)
9 a.m. Anatomy.
10 to 12 a.m. Biological Laboratory.
11.30 a.m. Senior Latin (M., W., F.)
11.30 a.m. English (T., Th.)
12.30 p.m. Senior Greek (M., W., Th.)
12.30 p.m. English (F.)
12.30 p.m. Italian (T., F.)
2 p.m. Botany (M.,W.)
2 p.m. Zoology (Invertebrata) (T., Th.)
3 p.m. Zoology (Vertebrata) (T., F.)
3.30 p.m. Advanced Mathematics.
4 p.m. Anatomical Demonstrations.
4.30 p.m. Chemical Laboratory.
4.30 p.m. Second Mathematics.
5.30 p.m. Chemical Laboratory.
5.30 p.m. Junior Mathematics.
5.30 p.m. Senior Mental Science.
5.30 p.m. Political Economy (T., F.)
5.30 p.m. Senior French (T., Th.)
6.30 p.m. Chemistry.
6.30 p.m. Junior Mental Science.
7.30 p.m. Junior German (M., W.)
7.30 p.m. Senior German (T., Th.)
7.30 p.m. Principles of Biology (F.)
7.30 p.m. Use of Microscope (Th.)
7.30 p.m. Geology (M., W.)
7.30 p.m. Mineralogy (T., Th.)
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Synopsis of the Classes in Arts.


Proiessor Sale.

In the Junior Latin Class the work will comprise (1) The systematic study of some definite portions of the works of the more easily understood prose and verse authors, together with the Grammar of the Latin language, and such points in the history and antiquities of Rome as present themselves in the course of the work. (2) Occasional practice in the translation of easy unprepared passages. (3) The translation of easy passages of English into Latin prose.

Every student will find it necessary to provide himself with some good Lexicon and Grammar. White and Riddle's, or Andrews's, or Smith's Lexicon, and Madvig's Grammar are recommended. Teubner's cheap editions of Latin authors will be used in class, and it is recommended that every student obtain for reference and general use Teubner's complete editions of the works of Cicero, Cæsar, Virgil, and Ovid.

In the Senior Latin Class the general course of study will be similar to that followed in the Junior Latin Class; but the work will be of a more advanced character, and the portions of authors selected for study will usually be such as present greater difficulties to the student. The choice of authors, however, will be to some extent guided by the announcements of subjects for the B.A. Degree Examination, made from year to year by the New Zealand University.

In the Greek Classes the course of study will be, mutatis mutandis, similar to that followed in the Latin Classes. In page 23 the Junior Class the portions of authors selected for study will usually he taken from the works of Xenophon (or the easier dialogues of Plato) and Euripides. Every student will find it necessary to provide himself with Liddell and Scott's Lexicon, and Jelf's Greek Grammar. In the Senior Class the selection of authors will to some extent be guided by the announcements made by the New Zealand University.

Teubner's cheap editions will in all cases be used in class.


Professor Sale.

In the English Literature Class the work will consist principally in the systematic study of some definite portions of the works of standard English authors, from Chaucer to Dryden. Especial importance will be attached to the history, meaning and various uses of English words and phrases. The general history of English literature will be entered into, only so far as is necessary to show clearly the position occupied by the author whose works are selected for study. But every student will be expected to make himself acquainted with the principal periods of English literature; and for this purpose Arnold's Manual of English Literature is recommended, and, as books of reference, Morley's First Sketch of English Literature and Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature. Subjects for English Essays will be given occasionally during the session.

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Professor Shand.

First Class.

Euclid: Six books, with deductions.

Algebra, as far as prescribed for the B.A. Degree.

Trigonometry, including the use of logarithms and the solution of triangles, as far as prescribed for the B.A. Degree.

Text-books: Todhunter's Euclid, Colenso's Algebra, Colenso's Trigonometry.

Summer Work.

Euclid: Revisal of six books, with deductions; Book XI., props. 1-21. Todhunter's Algebra. Todhunter's Trigo-nometry.

Second Class.

Algebra and Trigonometry, as prescribed for Honours.

Elementary Mechanics and Hydrostatics, as prescribed for the B.A. degree.

Text-books: Todhunter's Algebra, Todhunter's Trigo-nometry, Goodwin's Statics, Goodwin's Dynamics, Besant's Hydrostatics.

Summer Work.

Revisal of Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry.

Elementary Mechanics and Hydrostatics, as for Honours. Todhunter's Conic Sections, Chaps. I, II, III, and V.

No student will be admitted to the Third Class who does not pass an examination on the above to the satisfaction of the Professor.

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Third Class.

Analytical Geometry. Elements of Differential and Integral Calculus.

Text-books: Todhunter's Conic Sections, Todhunter's Calculus, Todhunter's Integral Calculus.

Summer Work.

General revisal. Differential and Integral Calculus, as for Honours. Aldis's Solid Geometry, Chaps. I-IV, VII, and VIII. Todhunter's Analytical Statics, Chaps. I-VII.

No student will be admitted to the Fourth Class who does not pass an examination in the above to the satisfaction of the Professor.

Fourth Class.

Differential Equations. Analytical Statics. Dynamics of a Particle. A subject in Mathematical Physics, as for Honours.

Text-books: Boole's Differential Equations, Todhunter's Analytical Statics, Tait and Steele's Dynamics.

Mental Science.

Professor Macgregor.

Junior Class.

1. Psychology: The structure and functions of the Nervous System in man and animals; Sensation and Movement; the Special Senses; Instinct; the laws of Association of Ideas; the nature and limits of Knowledge; Abstraction (including the Nominalistic Controversy); the Theory of Vision; the Problem of the External World; the Theories of Perception.

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2. Definition and First Principles of Logic: (a) Deductive Logic: Terms; Concepts; Propositions; the Syllogism; Demonstration; Axioms; Necessary Truth; (b) Inductive Logic: Uniformity of Nature; Causation, Observation, and Experiment; the Inductive Canons; the Combination of Induction and Deduction; Verification; Hypotheses; Chance; Probable Evidence; Analogy; Definition; Classification; Fallacies.

Senior Class.

Analysis and Classification of the Emotions; the Will (including the Freewill Controversy); Pleasure and Pain; outlines of Morbid Psychology; the Methods of Ethics; the Hedonist, Intuitionalist, and Utilitarian systems; the History of Philosophy.

Chemistry and Mineralogy.

Professor Black.


The Lectures are delivered daily during the Session at 6.30 p.m. They will include:—
(a)The general principles of Chemical Combination, Notation, and Nomenclature.
(b)The classification of the elements and the principles of the leading chemical theories.
(c)The description of the more important elements, and organic and inorganic compounds.
(d)The general Chemistry of animal and vegetable organisms.
(e)Chemical Physics, including the chemical relations of Light, Heat, and Electricity.
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II.—The Laboratory.

The Practical Classes conducted in the Laboratory extend over a period of six months.

In these Classes the instruction is devoted to the analysis of simple Salts, Soils, Coal, Limestones, and the ores of the more important metals, e.g., Gold, Silver, Lead, Copper, Iron, Mercury, Zinc, Antimony, Tin.

Text-book: Fownes' Manual.


The formation, chemical composition, physical characters, and mode of occurrence of the principal minerals.

Natural Science.

Professor Hutton.


The composition and formation of the principal rocks; the structure of rock masses: the principles of geological dynamics and physiography; the principles of palaeontology; historical geology; the history of geological science; geo-logical surveying.

Note.—Geology and mineralogy form one course at a single fee.

Principles of Biology.

The general morphology of plants and animals; the nature of life; morphology and physiology of the cell; physiology of plants and animals; reproduction and development of plants and animals; principles of classification; distribution of plants and animals in time and space; inheritance and variation; the origin of species.

This course may be taken with Botany or Zoology without an additional fee, and is necessary to complete the courses in these subjects. Taken alone, the fee is one guinea.

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The structure, functions, and distribution of the orders of cryptogams, and the principal orders of phanerogams. The use of the microscope.


The structure, functions, and distribution of the different orders of vertebrata and invertebrata. The use of the microscope.

Use of the Microscope.

Construction and management of the microscope; measurement and drawing of objects; errors of interpretation; preparation and mounting of vegetable and animal substances; application of the microscope to geology.

The fee for this course is one guinea.

Biological Laboratory.

The Laboratory is open for two hours to students attending the Botanical and Zoological Classes. Practical instruction will be given in dissection, experimental physiology, systematic biology, and taxidermy.

Fee for the use of the Laboratory one guinea.


Mr. De Montali.

Junior French.

Colloquial and Idiomatic Language. Text-book: Ollendorff's Method.—Elements of Grammar. Text-book: Noel and Chapsal's Grammar.—Beading. Text-book: Hachette's First Reader.

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Senior French.

Syntax of Language. Text-book: Noel and Chapsal's Grammar.—Origin and Structure of Language. Text-book: Bracket's Historical French Grammar.—Literature: Period of the Renaissance.—Reading: Montaigne's Essays.

Junior Italian.

Colloquial and Idiomatic Language. Text-book: Ollendorff's Method. — Elements of Grammar. Text-book: Veneroni's Grammar.—Reading. Text-book: Manzoni's Promessi Sposi.

Senior Italian.

Syntax of Language. Text-book: Veneroni's Grammar.—Literature: Period of the Trecentisti.—Reading. Text-book: Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata.


Work to be done by the German Classes during the Session of 1877.

Lower Class.

Rudiments of Grammar; written translations of sentences from German into English, and vice versa; reading and translation of Meissener's Selections of German Com-position, also Schiller's Dreissigjöhriger Krieg, 1st book.

Text-books: Meier's Grammar, Meissener's Reader, Schiller's Dreissigjahriger Krieg.

Upper Class

Lectures and Essays in German; translation of Schiller's Don Carlos, Goethe's Faust, and Göz von Berlichingen.

Text-books: Arnold's Grammar, and the above-mentioned works.

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Synopsis of the Medical Glasses.


I.—Lectures in General and Descriptive Anatomy.
  • The Lectures will be delivered daily on five days in the week, between the hours of 9 and 10 a.m.
  • They will comprehend systematic descriptions of the various systems and organs of the human body, both in their minute and macroscopic structure.
  • The special relations of the various parts will be de-scribed and displayed, and attention will be drawn to their scientific relations, and to their bearing on the practice of Surgery and Medicine.
  • These Lectures, as far as possible, will be illustrated by fresh dissections, models, casts, diagrams, and by the microscope for Textural Anatomy.
  • Text-books for the above course: Gray's Anatomy, last edition; or Quain's Elements of Anatomy, 2 vols., 8th edition.
  • Fee for the course three guineas.
II.—Anatomical Demonstrations.
  • These will consist of descriptions in Topographical Anatomy from dissections so arranged as to display the various parts of the body from the surface inwards.
  • The demonstrations will be given daily for five days in the week at the hour of 4 p.m.
  • Fee for this course, two guineas; when taken with Practical Anatomy, one guinea.page 31
  • III—Practical Anatomy and Anatomical Dissection.
  • The rooms will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Professor will be in attendance four hours daily to superintend the work of students.
  • Fee: three guineas.
  • Summer courses in Anatomy are intended.

Chemistry and Practical Chemistry.

  • I.—The lectures are the same as in the Arts Course.
  • Fee: three guineas.
  • II.—The Laboratory.
  • The Practical Classes conducted in the Laboratory extend over a period of three months—May to July or August to October. In these classes the instruction is devoted to the qualitative analysis of simple salts, of poisons, and other substances of interest to medical students.
  • The fee for the three months course (including chemicals and apparatus), £2 12s 6d.

Zoology, Botany, and Principles of Biology.

The lectures in these subjects will be the same as in the Arts Course; but in the Laboratory students of medicine will be required to pay special attention to the origin of ferments and other subjects of interest to medical students.

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Clinical Lectures.

Medicine Dr. Gillies.
Surgery Mr. Hocken.

Lectures on each subject will be given twice a week during the session. Instruction by the bed-side daily, during the ordinary visiting hours.

Synopsis of the Lectures in Law.

The Lecturer will give two courses in the course of the Session as follows:—
1.The Law of Contracts (Pollock's Principles of Contract).
2.The Law of Property (Williams's Real Property, and Williams's Personal Property).

In addition to these courses there will be several short courses on miscellaneous subjects.


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