Caption: Course Catalog - 1876-1877
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ciples of Mechanism, Hydraulics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Prime Movers, Mill Work, Machine Drawing, Origin and Treatment of Soils, Culture, etc., of Plants, Breeding of Domestic Animals, Veterinary Science, Farm Products and Manufactures, Roads and Railroads, Book-Keeping, Construction and Use of Machinery, Modeling and Patterns, Bridges, etc., Astronomy, Military Science and Domestic Science. CLASS II. English Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, General History, U. S. History, Ancient History, Mediaeval History, Modern History, Constitutional History, History of Civilization, Logic, Political Economy, History of Agriculture, Constitutional Law, International Law, Rhetoric and Oratory. CLASS III. Any study taught in the University not enumerated in the first and second classes.
AIMS OF THE UNIVERSITY.
The University being both State and National in origin, its aims are defined by the following extracts from the laws of Congress and of the State Legislature: " Its leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the Legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life."—Act of
Congress, 1862, Sec. 4.
" The Trustees shall have the power to provide the requisite buildings, apparatus, and conveniences, to fix the rates of tuition, to appoint such professors and instructors, and establish and provide for the management of such model farms, model art, and other departments and professorships as may be required to teach, in the most thorough manner, such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic ai'ts, and military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical studies."—Act of General Assembly, 1867, Sec. 7. In accordance with the two acts above quoted, and under which the University is organized, it holds as its principal aim to offer freely the most thorough instruction which its means will provide, in all the branches of learning useful in the industrial arts, or necessary to "the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes, in the several pursuits and professions in life." It includes in this all useful learning —scientific and classical—all that belongs to sound and thorough scholarship.
The University has steadily refused till now to open any preparatory school. The preparatory work is well done in the many excellent High Schools of the State, and the funds of the University ought not to be diverted from their jiroper uses, to provide instruction in merely