COURSE OF INSTRUCTION
CANDIDATES for admission into this Department, are required to be acquainted with History, Geography, English Grammar, and Arithmetic, as taught in well regulated common schools.
Latin-Anthon's Latin Lessons.
Eschenburg's Classical Manual. Ancient Geography through the year.
Latin-Caesar's Commentaries-Antkon; Bullions' Latin Grammar.
Greek-Jacobs' Reader. Sophocles' Grammar.
Greek-Xenophon's Anabasis. Grecian History through the year.
English Grammar, completed.
Elements of Rhetoric.
Parker's Progressive Exercises in English Composition are used in this Department. Weekly exercises in Elocution.
Eschenburg's Manual. Greek and Roman Antiquities through the year.
Mathematics-Algebra completed; Plane Geometry commenced; Davies'
Mathematics-Plane Geometry completed.
Greek-Homer's Iliad; Buttmann's Larger Grammar.
Greek Orators--Lysias and Isocrates. Greek Antiquities through the year,
Mathematics-Solid and Spherical Geometry. Plane and Spherical Trigonometry. Davies' Legendre.
Principles of General Grammar.
Greek Orations-Select Orations of Demosthenes.
Mathematics--Heights and Distances. Conic Sections. Jackson's
Greek Orators-Æschines and Demosthenes on the Crown.
Mathematics--Mensuration of Surfaces and Solids; Surveying; Leveling
and Navigation. Davies.
Natural Philosophy-Mechanics; Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics-Olmsted.
Greek Tragedians-Æschys and Euripides. Literature of the Drama.
Natural Philosophy-Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics. Astronomy
Latin-Cicero's Philosophical Works.
Elements of Criticism-Kames.
Astronomy completed-Olmsted. Chemistry-Johnston.
Greek Tragedians-Sophocles; Lectures on Greek Literature.
Hebrew-Gesenius' Grammar with Conant's Exercises, and Chrestomathy.
Hebrew Bible-History of Abraham.
Greek Philosophers-Xenophon's Memorabilia.
Hebrew Bible- History of the Patriarchs continued. History of Joseph.
Greek Philosophers-Plato's Phæcedon.
Hebrew Bible-Selections from the Historical Books. Book of Ruth.
Butler's Analogy. Evidences of Christianity.
History of Literature.
Hebrew Bible. Book of Job.
1. A course of elementary instructions and practice in Elocution, for all the
classes in the Collegiate Department.
2. In the Freshman class, written translations from the Greek and Latin authors studied during the year.
3. In the Sophomore and Junior classes, exercises in English composition.
4. In the Senior class, written essays on subjects connected with the studies
of the year, and original orations pronounced in presence of the Faculty and
In all the classes of the Academic and Collegiate Departments there are frequent exercises in writing Latin and Greek, and in double translation. Instruction is given in the German and French languages, without additional expense, to such as wish to pursue those studies.
1. BIBLICAL LITERATURE AND INTERPRETATION.
1. General Introduction to the Old Testament-including
The composition, preservation, and canonical authority of the Hebrew scriptures;
History of the Hebrew language and its cognate dialects;
An account of the ancient versions, and of the Targums;
History of the text-principles to be observed in its criticism;
Character of prophecy; Hebrew poetry.
2. Particular introduction to each book, its author, date of composition, &c.
3. Antiquities of the Jews.
4. Sacred Geography, and Natural History of the Bible.
5. Critical study of the first eleven chapters of Genesis.
6. Interpretation of the most important portions of Isaiah, and the whole of the minor prophets, with specimens of the style of Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
7. Riggs' Chaldee Manual; interpretation of the Chaldee portions of Daniel
8. J. D. Michaelis' Syriac Grammar, and Syriac Chrestomathy.
9. Critical examination of the language of the New Testament, in respect to
grammatical forms, structure, and lexicography, connected with the reading of
the Syriac version, and a comparison of the language of the Septuagint.
10. Introduction to the New Testament, including its connection with the Old.
11. The interpretation of the more important portions of the New Testament.
2. ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.
The first year, history of the Jewish church, a particular examination of the age of the Christian Fathers, and a survey of the middle ages.
The second year, history of the Reformation, with a general view of the subsequent state of the church.
1. Evidences of Christianity, including the inspiration of the sacred scriptures.
2. A course of Theology, Biblical and Systematic.
3. Composition of a sermon.
4. Church government and pastoral duties.
Students for the ministry, whose prior education, age, or other circumstances, render it inexpedient for them to remain at the Institution longer than three years, are initiated at any point in the following course of studies, where, upon examination, they are found qualified to enter. Preparatory studies, the same as for admission into the Academic Department.
Geography; English Grammar; Algebra commenced.
English Grammar; History; Algebra completed; Plane Geometry commenced.
Plane Geometry completed; Elements of Rhetoric; Jewish Antiquities.
Solid and Spherical Geometry; Plane and Spherical Trigonometry.
Intellectual Philosophy; Ecclesiastical History.
Mensuration of Heights and Distances; Conic Sections.
Whately's Rhetoric; Moral Philosophy.
Lectures on Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, illustrated by experiments.
Butler's Analogy; Evidences of Christianity.
2. Composition of a sermon.
3. Church government and pastoral duties.
Students who take the Shorter Course are allowed, moreover, to study the
Latin and Greek classics during one or two years; in all their literary studies
and recitations they are associated with the students in the full course, and likewise in their theological, as far as practicable.
A course of Lectures on Chemistry is given annually to the
Junior and Senior classes, by the Professor of Mathematics and
The several officers are charged with the entire course of instruction in their respective departments; and together constitute the Faculty of the Institution. This arrangement, while it gives efficiency to the several departments, brings them all under the same supervision, and secures a uniform course of discipline and instruction. In order that its advantages may be fully enjoyed, it is desired that all who expect to enter this Institution, should apply for admission as soon as they are prepared for the Academic course.
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