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Biological Teaching in the Colleges of the United States John Pendleton Campbell

Biological Teaching in the Colleges of the United States

John Pendleton Campbell

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230437910
78 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...Students applying for the freshman class in any of the courses must pass examinations in elementary physiology and physics. Those coming from certain of the Minneapolis schools and about fourteen high schools through the State are admitted without examination on presenting certificates from the institutions in question. In the classical section botany is the only work required, this course occupying the third term of the freshman year, and consisting of four weekly exercises, devoted to the leading characteristics of the algae, fungi, mosses, and ferns, and to plant physiology. In the junior and senior classes most of the scientific work is elective. Physiology and histology and physiological botany may be chosen in the junior year Each course occupies 4 hours weekly, devoted to lectures and laboratory work. A special course in mycology is also given during one term of the junior year. During the senior year a course in animal morphology is open to those who have had the preliminary training afforded by the courses already mentioned. In the scientific course the student may choose between vegetable and animal biology in the third term of the freshman year. In vegetable biology the work begins with a study of plant cells, and proceeds through the fungi and higher cryptogams to the anaCbmy, physiology, and systematic relations of flowering plants, the course continuing through the sophomore year. The course in animal biology begins with a thorough drill in the use of the microscope, camera, micrometer, etc., and during the remainder of the term the student is occupied with a general study of the properties of living matter, passing then to the protozoa. As a test of his knowledge each student is required to make a clay model of an...