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stitutional history is studied that the duties and privileges of the citizen may be understood. 10. Military Science. Instruction and drill in military tactics are required of each student, unless physically debarred. Advantages. Facilities for illustration include a working library of 15,636 volumes, properly classified and catalogued ; the State collection of birds, insects, reptiles, and rocks of Massachusetts, with many additions ; the Knowlton herb- arium of 10,000 species of named botanical specimens; the 1,500 species and varieties of plants and types of the vegetable kingdom, cultivated in the Durfee plant-house ; the large collections of Amherst College within easy access ; a farm of 383 acres, divided between the agricultural, horticultural, and experiment departments, embracing every variety of soil ; the State Experiment Station, and also the Hatch Experiment Station, both located upon the college farm, offering splendid opportunities for observing the application of science to the problems of agriculture. Worthy of especial mention are the laboratories for practical work in chemistry, in zoology, and in botany, well equipped with essential apparatus. A new chemical laboratory for advanced students has been provided. For illustra- tion of veterinary science a clastic model of the horse and other additions to the museum have been secured. The Durfee plant-house has been recently rebuilt and greatly enlarged, and a new tool-house and workshop provided for the horticultural department. For the agricultural department, a model barn, containing the best facilities for storage of crops, care of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine, and management of the dairy, including also a lecture room for instruction, is now completed. Electives. Out of fourteen courses provided for the senior class, twelve are elective. Expenses Board in clubs is about $2.50 per week, and in families $3.00 to $5.00; room rent, $8.00 to $16.00 per term; fuel, $7.00 to $13.00 per year ; washing, 40c. to 50c. per dozen ; military suit, $15.75 ; books at wholesale prices ; furniture, second-hand or new, for sale in town. Requisites for admission to the several courses, and other information may be learned from the catalogue, to be obtained by application to the President. HENRY H. GOODELL, Amherst, Mass.
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Q)U00ac0u0etf0 (ftgricufturaf Cottup. A rare chance to obtain a liberal and thoroughly practical education. The cost has been reduced to a minimum. Tuition is free to residents of the State. An opportunity is offered to pay a portion of expenses by work. Three courses of study are offered, — A two years ' course in agriculture and kindred sciences ; a four years ' course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science ; and a graduate course leading to the degree of Master of Science. Instruction. The courses of study as at present constituted include : — i. Agriculture, theoretical and practical, stock-breeding, drainage and irrigation, special crops. 2. Botany, including horticulture, market gardening, arboriculture, care of greenhouses, types of cryptogamic orders, and histology. 3. Chemistry. Practice work in the laboratories, qualitative and quan- titative analysis, inorganic and organic. 4. Zoology, entomology, the preservation of plants from destructive insects ; human anatomy, physiology, and hygiene. 5. Veterinary science. The hygiene, anatomy, physiology, and diseases of domestic animals, giving the student requisite knowledge for the care of stock. 6. Mathematics and physics, including practical work in surveying and road making. Meteorology in its relation to agriculture. Electrical engineering with problems, and practical work with instruments. A complete electrical plant furnishing light and power for the college buildings. 7. English. Care is given to the study of English language and literature that the student may be able to understand his mother-tongue, and use it cor- rectly and efficiently in the expression and enunciation of thought. As a means to this and other ends, Latin is studied for one year. 8. Modern languages. French and German are taught so as to give the student means of acquiring a sufficient mastery of the languages to have access to scientific authorities of France and Germany. 9. Political Science. The course provides for instruction in political economy, that a knowledge may be gained of those established laws of the busi- ness world which control the market, finance, and the production and distribution of wealth. Especial attention is given to the economics of agriculture. Con-
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