Caption: Course Catalog - 1876-1877
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Surveying and Drainage are illustrated by field practice, with instruments, and by models. Agricultural Chemistry is pursued in connection with laboratory practice, in the analysis of soils, fertilizers, foods, &c. The college also has fine collections of soils, seeds, plants, implements, skeletons of domestic animals, plans, charts, and other apparatus, including a large number of models of agricultural machinery from the Patent Office.
AGRICULTURAL, COURSE. FIRST YEAR.
1. Botany, Chemistry, Trigonometry and Surveying or Free Hand Drawing. 2. Botany, Chemistry, American Authors, or Free Hand Drawing. 3. Vegetable Physiology, Chemistry, Rhetoric.
1. Agricultural Chemistry (soils and plants), General Horticulture, German. 2. Agricultural Chemistry (tillage, fertilizers, foods), Zoology, German. 3. Economic Entomology, Zoology, German.
1. Agricultural Engineering and Architecture, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Ancient History. 2. Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Physics or Mediaeval History. 3. Landscape Gardening, Veterinary Science, Physics or Modern History.
1. Geology, Mental Science, History of Civilization. 2. Rural Economy, Meteorology and Physical Geography, Constitutional History. 3. History of Agriculture and Rural Law, Political Economy, Laboratory work and Thesis.
To meet the wants of young farmers or others who feel they cannot give the time necessary for the completion of the full course, yet desire to better fit themselves to be successful, practical farmers, a special course has been arranged, the student in which gives his exclusive attention to the technical Agricultural studies, including Veterinary Science, completing these in one year. Students will be admitted to this course on passing a satisfactory examination in the common school branches, but they will receive greater benefit from it if they have made better preparation, especially if they have a good knowledge of Botany and Chemistry. They should not be less than eighteen years of age. The studies in this course are arranged in the following order : 1. Soils—Origin and Characteristics ; Agricultural Engineering and Architecture ; General Horticulture, or Animal Anatomy and Physiology. 2. Tillage and Fertilizers ; Animal Husbandry ; Rural Economy, or Veterinary Science. 3. History of Agriculture; Rural Law; Practical Entomology; Landscape Gardening, or Veterinary Science.