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Title: Proposal of a New Scheme of Study, November 21, 1867: Electronic Edition.
Author: Smith, Hildreth Hosea
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
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First Edition, 2007
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Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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2007-05-31, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: University of North Carolina Papers (#40005), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Proposal of a New Scheme of Study, November 21, 1867
Author: H. H. Smith
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Note: Call number 40005 (University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Proposal of a New Scheme of Study, November 21, 1867
Smith, Hildreth Hosea



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Chapel Hill, Nov. 21, 1867

Dear Sir,

Agreeably to your request extended to the Faculty through the President, the enclosed has been prepared and forwarded.
Not being aware to what extent you propose to adopt the "Elective System," I have attempted to retain the essential features of the present plan of instruction, and at the same time fully to meet the irresistible tendency of the age to special and professional education.

Yours very truly,

H. H. Smith

Hon. Kemp P. Battle


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Scheme of Study of the University.

I.
Latin.
Four lessons each week during the Freshman year, three in the Sophomore, two in the Junior, and one in the Senior year. (10)

II.
Greek.
The same as the Latin. (10)

III.
Modern Languages.
Four lessons each week during the Sophomore and Junior years, and two in the Senior year. (10)

IV.
Pure Mathematics.
Four lessons each week during the Freshman and Sophomore years. (8)

V.
Mixed Mathematics, including Phyics, Industrial Mechanics, Civil Engineering and Astronomy.
Four lessons during Junior and Senior years. (8)

VI.
Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geology, and Botany.
Four lessons during Junior and Senior years. (8)

VII.
Metaphysics, Logic, and Belles-Lettres.
Two lessons in the Freshman, four in the Junior, and two in the Senior year. (8)

VIII.
Moral Philosophy, Political Economy,
and International and Constitutional Law — six lessons.



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(Recapitulation by Classes.)

Freshmen.
Latin, four recitations, Greek, four, Belles-Lettres, two, and Mathematics, four. (14)

Sophomores.
Latin, three recitations, Greek, three, Modern Languages, four, and Mathematics, four. (14)

Juniors.
Greek and Latin, two recitations each, Modern Languages, Physics, Chemistry and Metaphysics, each four recitations. (20)

Seniors.
Greek and Latin, Modern Languages, and Belles-Lettres, two recitations each, Industrial Mechanics, and Agricultural Chemistry, four recitations, and International and Constitutional Law, six. (20)

Written Exercises.
Translations into English by the Freshmen, English Compositions by the Juniors, and Forensic Disputations by the Seniors, every three weeks, by each of the three Classes.
Greek, Latin, French, and German, every week, by the respective classes.

Lectures.
There shall be at least one regular Lecture, each week, in each of the eight Schools.
In the Schools of Languages, on Comparative Philology and the History of Language, Literature, and Civilization: in Mathematics, on the History and Logic of Mathematics. In the other Schools, Lectures shall be made a prominent part of the course.

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Examinations.
Oral and written Examinations shall be held at the end of each session, on text-books and lectures.
Whenever practicable, questions for Examination shall be prepared and printed by a Committee of the Trustees, and placed in the Professor's hands on the day of Examination.
No student shall be advanced in any School, without the approval of the Professor; and any student may, at any time, be dismissed from a School, at the discretion of the Professor.

Graduation.
The studies of the first two years are required; those of the last two are elective; but no student shall be a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, who has not attended at least four of the Schools during the Junior, and five in the Senior year; nor then shall he be graduated before passing a searching and approved examination in all the topics treated of in the lectures and text-books of his course.
The degree of Graduate, in any School, may be conferred for satisfactory attainments.

Collegiate Year.
Two sessions, of twenty weeks each, beginning on the third Friday in July and January.

Respectfully submitted,

H. H. Smith

University N. C. Nov. 21, 1867

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