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An example of the typical course of study for freshmen at Lafayette College in the middle of the 19th century


ca. 1838

Bibliographic Citation

Skillman, David Bishop. The Biography of a College; being the history of the first century of the life of Lafayette College. Easton, PA: Lafayette College, 1932. 63



Course of Studies.
Freshmen Class. -- First Term.
Latin -- Odes of Horace.
Greek -- Minora, Neilson's Exercises, Roman Antiquities, Mythology, Ancient Geography
Mathematics -- Euclid, First Book.

Second Term.
Latin -- Satires and Epistles of Horace, Cicero's Orations, Roman Antiquities.
Greek--Majora, viz, Zenophon, Herodotus, Thucydides, Neilson's Excercise.
Greek -- Antiquities.
Mathematics-- Euclid Second & Third Books, Algebra to Simple Equations.
Sophomore Class. -- First Term.
Latin -- Horace's Art of Poetry, Tacitus' History.
Greek -- Majora, viz., First volume completed, Greek Antiquities.
Mathematics--Euclid Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Books.
Second Term.
Latin -- Tacitus' History
Greek--Majora, Second volume.
Plain Trigonometry, Algebra through Equations.
Evidences of Christianity.
Junior Class--First Term.
Latin--Cicero de Officiis.
Greek--Majora, Second volume,
Surveying, Mensuration, Conic Sections.
Mental Philosophy, Logic, Evidences of Christianity.
Second Term.
Greek--Longinus de Sublimitate, Spherical Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Differential and Integral Calculus.
Moral Philosophy, Rhetoric, Natural Theology.
Senior Class--First Term.
Latin--Cicero de Oratore.
Greek--Majora, Medea, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Mental Philosophy, Rhetoric.
Second Term.
Natural Philosophy, Mineralogy, Botany.
Politcal Economy, History Review, Mental and Moral Philosophy and Evidences of Christianity.

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