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Porter's Elements of Intellectual Science.
Sze.se's Schwegler's History of Philosophy.
Hishua's Moral Science.
Haven's Moral Philosophy.
Hopkins's Law of Love, and Love as Law.
Chatbourne's Natural Theology.
Walker's Science of Wealth.
Perry's Political Economy.
Cares's Principles of Social Science.
Stirling's Bastiat's Harmonies of Political Economy.

MILITARY SCIENCE.

Lippitz's Tactical Use of the Three Arms. Lippitt's Treatise on Intrenchments. Lopitt's Field Service in Time of War. Lippitt's Special Operations of War. Welcker's Military Lessons. Coton's Infantry Tactics. Coitel-States Artillery Tactics. Kent's Commentaries. Bonet's Courts-Martial. Hult's Digest of Opinions. Halleck's International Law. Regulations of United-States Army. Cuited States Ordnance Manual. General and State Militia and Volunteer Laws. Seott’s Military History. Histories of Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, and Re

bellion.

Public Documents, and Reports of Naval and Military Depart

ments.

CALENDAR FOR 1878. The third term of the collegiate year begins March 28, and con

tinues till June 26.

The first term begins Aug. 29, and continues till Nov. 26.
The second term begins Dec. 12, and continues till March 12,

1879.

There will be an examination of candidates for admission to the
College, at the Botanic Museum, at nine A.M., Tuesday, June 25,
a31 also on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The Farnsworth Prize Declamations take place Monday evening,

June 24.

The public examination of the graduating class for the Grinne prize for excellence in agriculture, and the examination of th other classes in the studies of the term, will take place on Tues day forenoon, June 25.

The exercises of Graduation Day occur June 26.

ADMISSION. Candidates for admission to the Freshman Class are examined orally and in writing, upon the following subjects: English Gram mar, Geography, Arithmetic, Algebra through simple equations and the History of the United States.

Candidates for higher standing are examined as above, and als in the studies gone over by the class to which they may desir admission.

No one can be admitted to the College until he is fifteen year of age; and every student is required to furnish a certificate o good character from his late pastor or teacher, and to give securit for the prompt payment of term-bills. Tuition and room-ren must be paid in advance at the beginning of each tern, and bill for board, fuel, &c., at the end of every term.

The regular examinations for admission are held at the Botani Museum, at nine o'clock, A.M., Tuesday, June 25, and on Thursday Aug. 29; but candidates may be examined and admitted at an other time in the year.

Further information may be obtained of President W. S. Clark Amherst, Mass.

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EXPENSES. Tuition

$25 00 per terin Room-rent.

$5 00 to 10 00 Board

3 50
per

weel Expenses of chemical laboratory to students of practical chemistry

10 00

per

terir Public and private damages, including value

chemical apparatus destroyed or injured, at cost. Annual expenses, including books

$300 00 to 350 0

REMARKS. The regular course of study occupies four years; and those who complete it receive the degree of Bachelor of Science, the diplom: being signed by the Governor of Massachusetts, who is presiden of the corporation.

Regular students of the College may also, on application, become Berbers of Boston University, and upon graduation receive its dipras in addition to that of the College, thereby becoming erted to all the privileges of its alumni.

The instruction in the languages is intended to qualify the gradties to write and speak English with correctness and effect, and w translate German and French with facility. The scientific cocrse is as thorough and practical as possible; and every science is taught with constant reference to its application to agriculture and the wants of the farmer.

The instruction in agriculture and horticulture includes every branch of farming and gardening which is practised in Massachuše tis. and is both theoretical and practical. Each topic is discussed thoroughly in the lecture-room, and again in the plantbocse or field, where every student is obliged to labor. The 2.Count of required work, however, is limited to six hours per week, in order that it may not interfere with study. Students are allowed to do additional work, provided they maintain the necessary rank is scholars. All labor is paid at the rate of twelve and one-half cents per hour.

Indigent students are allowed to do such work as may offer about the College and farm buildings, or in the field ; but it is hardly possible for one to earn more than from fifty to one hundred dolLars per annum besides performing other duties. So far as is consistent with circumstances, students will be permitted to select sach rarieties of labor as they may for special reasons desire to engage in.

Those who pursue a select course attend recitations and lectures
with the regular classes; but those properly qualified, who desire
special instruction in botany, chemistry, civil engineering, veteri-
bars science, agriculture, or horticulture, may make private ar-
rangements with the officers having charge of these departments.

An expenditure of from ten to fifty dollars is necessary to pro-
Fide furniture, which may be purchased at reasonable rates, either
Der or second-hand.

At the beginning of the second term of attendance each student is required to provide himself with the fel uniforma prescribed for the battalion of Agricultural Cadets, the cost of which is about thirty dollars.

On Sundays students are required to attend church in the foreDown, and invited to join a class for the study of the Bible in the aernoon. They will be permitted to select their place of attendace from among the churches in the town, of the following denominations ; viz., Baptist, Congregational, Episcopalian, Methodist, ut Rosan-Catholic.

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POST-GRADUATE COURSE. Graduates of colleges and scientific schools may become candidates for the degree of Doctor of Science, or Doctor of Philosophy, from the College or from the University, and pursue their studies under the direction of President Clark in botany, Professor Goessmann in chemistry, or other members of the Faculty in their respective departments.

BOOKS, APPARATUS, AND SPECIMENS IN NATURAL

HISTORY. The Library of the College contains about fifteen hundred volumes. Among them are several valuable sets of cyclopædias, magazines and newspapers, reports of agricultural societies and state boards of agriculture, and many standard works on agriculture and horticulture. There are also many useful works of reference in chemistry, botany, surveying, and drawing. The larger part of

, the books has been presented to the Institution by private individuals.

The faculty and students also have the privilege of drawing books from the excellent library of Amherst College, which contains over thirty thousand volumes.

The State Cabinet of specimens, illustrating the geology and natural history of Massachusetts, has been removed from Boston to the College, and is of much value for purposes of instruction.

The Knowlton Herbarium contains more than ten thousand species of named botanical specimens, besides a large number of duplicates. The Botanic Museum is supplied with many interesting and useful specimens of seeds, woods, and fruit-models. There is also a set of diagrams illustrating structural and systematic botany, including about three thousand figures.

About fifteen hundred species and varieties of plants are cultivated in the Durfee Plant House, affording much pleasure and information to students of both colleges.

The very extensive, and in some respects unsurpassed, collections in geology, mineralogy and natural history, ethnology and art, belonging to Amherst College, are accessible to members of the Agricultural College.

The chemical, engineering, and military departments of the Agricultural College are well furnished.

The class in microscopy have the use of seven of Tolles's best compound microscopes, with objectives from four inches to oneeighth of an inch in focal distance, and a variety of eye-pieces.

PRIZES.

FARNSWORTH RHETORICAL MEDALS. Isaac D. Farnsworth, Esq., of Boston has generously provided a fiod of fifteen hundred dollars, which is to be used for the purchise of gold and silver medals, to be annually awarded, under the frection of the College Faculty, for excellence in Declamation.

GRINNELL AGRICULTURAL PRIZES. Hon. William Claflin of Boston has given the sum of one thousand dolars for the endowment of a first prize of fifty dollars, and a semal prize of thirty dollars, to be called the Grinnell Agricultural Prizes, in honor of George B. Grinnell, Esq., of New York. Tasse prizes are to be paid in cash to those two members of the graduating class who may pass the best oral and written examinaton in Theoretical and Practical Agriculture.

HILLS BOTANICAL PRIZES.

For the best Herbarium collected by a member of the class of 173, a prize of fifteen dollars is offered, and, for the second best, a prize of ten dollars; also a prize of five dollars for the best col

lection of Woods.

TOTTEN MILITARY PRIZE.

For the best Essay by a member of the Senior class on such Sepic as may be assigned, a prize of twenty-five dollars is offered.

Subject for 1878, “The American Military Problem.”

REGULATIONS. I. – Students are specially forbidden to combine together for the pcrpose of absenting themselves from any required exercise, or Fating any known regulation of the College.

II. — The roll shall be called five minutes after the ringing of the bell for each exercise of the College, by the officer in charge, Thiess a monitor be employed; and students who do not answer to their names shall be marked absent, provided that any student coming in after his name has been called shall be marked tardy. Two tarlinesses shall be reckoned as one absence.

III. – Absence from a single exercise may be allowed or excused by the officer in charge of the same, if requested beforehand; but permission to be absent from several exercises must be obtained 2 advance from the general excusing officer, or from the president.

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