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The regular course of study occupies three years, and embraces the following subjects:
The Inspiration of the Scriptures. History of the Sacred Canon. The Scriptures in their Original Languages. Biblical Interpretation. Systematic Theology. Mental and Moral Philosophy. Church History and Church Government. Sacred Rhetoric. Composition and Extemporaneous Discussions. Composition and Delivery of Sermons. Duties of the Pastoral Office. Those who are too far advanced in life, or who from any other cause, cannot consistently pursue the full course, and who are adjudged to have a good degree of fitness for the work of the ministry, may be admitted to a shorter course by selecting from the above, under the direction of the Faculty, such studies as appear best adapted to promote their Usefulness.
TERMS AND VACATIONS.
The College Year is divided into three terms: the first of twelve, the second of thirteen, and the third of fifteen weeks. The terms for the current year commence as follows: First Term, Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 1866. Second Term, Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 1866. Third Term, Tuesday, March 12th, 1867. The first and second vacations are of one week each, and the third vacation of ten weeks. The Annual Commencement will occur June 20th, 1867. Expenses for tuition, board, room rent, wood, and incidentals, average about $150 00 for the College Year.
President. ALBION COLLEGE.
Hox. ORAMEL HOSFORD, Supl. Public Instruction :
SB--The past Collegiate year, ending June 28th, 1866, was one of fair prosperity to Albion College. Two hundred and cinety-two students, (142 ladies, and 150 gentlemen,) were in attendance. Owing to the extension of, and changes in the courses of study, almost all the students are “irregular;" and in classing those in the Collegiate Department, they have been assigned to that class from which, it is thought, they can complete the course within the required time. They are classed thus:
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First, second and third years,
FINE ARTS AND MUSIC.
The Institution is under the patronage of the Michigan and Detroit Annual Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They elect all the members of the Board of Trustees, except one, the President of the College, who is, ex-officio, a member af said Board. The Corporation, Committees, &c., are as follows:
Elected by the Detroit Conference: Jas. W. Sheldon, Esq., Albion; Rev. F. A. Blades, Adrian; Rev. S. Clements, Jr., Detroit; Rev. Geo. Smith, Chelsea, and Rov. A. M. Fitch, Albion.
Elected by the Michigan Conference: Rev. Wm. H. Brockway, Albion; Martin Haven, Esq., Albion; S. W. Walker, Esq., Kalamazoo; J. S. Tuttle, Esq., Niles; Rev. M. A. Daugherty, Albion, and Wm. Bort, Esq., Niles.
President, George B. Jocelyn, ex-officio.
OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATION-Jas. W. Sheldon, President; Martin Haven, 1st Vice-President; S. W. Walker, 2d VicePresident; Geo. B. Jocelyn, Secretary; A. M. Fitch, Treasurer.
AGENTS —Rev. R. Bird and Rev. W. H. Brockway.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Jas. W. Sheldon, Martin Haven, 8. W. Walker, Geo. B. Jocelyn, and 'A. M. Fitch.
ENDOWMENT FOND COMMITTEE--Hon. John Owen, Detroit, B. J. Connable, Esq., Jackson, E G. Merrick, Esq., Detroit.
Albion Provisional Board of Control: Rev. A. M. Fitch, Chairman; Jas. W. Sheldon, Esq., Secretary; Martin B. Wood, Treasurer; Martin Haven, Esq.; Jacob Anderson, Esq.; Rov. W. H. Brockway, and 0. Charles Gale Esq.
Board of Visitors and Examiners appointed by] the State: Hon. Ira Mayhew, A. M., Albion; Fitch R. Williams, A. M., Albion, and Samuel V. Irwin, Esq. Albion.
Appointed by Detroit Conference: Rov. J. C. Wortley, A. M., Grass Lake; Rev. Arthur Edwards, Jr., Chicago; Rev. J. E. Burnham, Tecumseh; Rev. A. J. Bigelow, Port Huron, and Rev. J. M. Buckley, Detroit.
Appointed by Michigan Conference: Rev. Lewis R. Fisk, A. M., Detroit; Rev. J. W. Robinson, Coldwater; Rev. N. M. Steele, Quinoy; Rev. E. H. Day, Otsego, and Rev. J. Jennings, Grand Rapids.
Rev. Geo. B. Jocelyn, President, and Professor of Mental and Moral Science.
Rev. William H. Perrine, A. M., Prof. of Nat. Science, and the Fine Arts.
William H. Shelley, A. M. Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages, and Literature.
Mrs. Livonia B. Perrine, A. M., Professor of Mathematics.
Miss Rachel Carney, M. S., Preceptress, and Professor of Modern Languages.
Miles H. Carleton, B. S., B. L., Assistant for the 3d Term.
Miss Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Teacher of Instrumental Music.
COURSES OF STUDY.
The Classical Course of Study is substantially that of the oldest and best Colleges. It is extensive, thorough, systematic. Experience has proved it to be every way adapted to make sound, practical and accomplished scholars; and by requiring a mental discipline, which qualifies the student to be a close and vigorous thinker, it effectually secures the great end of education. To complete the Classical Course requires four full years (exclusive of the Preparatory Course, which demands from two to three years,) and only on those who satisfactorily complete this course will the degree of Bachelor of Arts be conferred.
The Scientific Course of Study is so arranged as to meet a demand of the community, excluding the study of the Ancient Languages, extending the Course in Modern Languages and devoting more time to those branches believed, by many, be especially adapted to practical life. While it is recommended in preference to any irregular course of study, it is not advised when the student can pursue the Classical Course. It embraces four years of study, (exclusive of two or two and one-half years of the Preparatory Course.) Upon those who satisfactorily complete this Course will be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Science.
The Faculty and Board of Trustees are fully persuaded that, under proper discipline, ladies and gentlemen should be admitted to the College on equal terms, pursue the same studies and receive the same Collegiate honors; hence, no arrangements are made for a special “Ladies' Course of Study." Woman needs as much as man, thorough mental training and development; and that course of study which will best give it to the latter will best secure it to the former.
Ladies and gentlemen who do not wish to become candidates for a degree are admitted to any regular classes, provided their proficiency is such as not to embarrass the progress of the class they propose to enter.
The nucleus of an Art Gallery, consisting of Plaster Casts, Oil Paintings, Chromo-lithograph engravings, &c, has been established and placed under charge of one of the Professors, thus affording increased facilities for those desiring to cultivate a knowledge of the Fine Arts. The course of instruction in this department covers all the essential branches of elementary Art, viz: Outline Drawing, Linear and Aerial Perspective, Oil Painting and Modeling.
As mere pencil sketches have little or no intrinsic value aside from the fact that their production implies labor, time and skill, the attention of the student is directed, from the first, only to those methods and principles which are essential to the highest and most valuable attainments in Art.
In sketching, the pen is preferred to all other instruments, as it secures greater clearness, precision and expression of outline; and in coloring, for equally weighty reasons, pigments in oil are alone selected. Their tints are not only beautiful but imperishable.
The object aimed at in this Department, is not the production of a few "pretty pictures," for the ornamentation of parlors at home,-pictures too often expressive only of the skill of the teacher,—but the thorough cultivation of artistic tastes,