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the progress of economic thought. In
this presentation one sees clearly how far
political economy is a science, and dis-
covers something of the nature of the
science. In this respect the unsettled
state of the political economists of the
old school is clearly represented. Their
attempt to find certain principles which
would apply to every nation or society at
all times has proved futile. The fact is that
as society changes and new economic
conditions arise all formulated laws must
be applied according to these conditions.
The progress of society is a variable
curve. Its variations are not sufficiently
regular to determine its future course over
an extended period without taking a care-
ful estimate of the actual condition of
society at the time of the application of
laws and principles. Yet with the recog-
nition of deflections • occurring at any
given time the course of this curve may
be studied scientifically and systematically.
In this respect political economy demon-
strates its claim to the name science.
The book is indispensible to even a small
library of political economy.

We have received from D. C. Heath &
Co., of Boston, ''Studies in American
History," by Mary Sheldon Barnes and
Earl Barnes; "Comparative View of Gov-
ernments," by Wenzel; "The American
Citizen," by Dole, and "State and Federal
Government," by Woodrow Wilson. The
plan of the " Studies in American History "
is the same as that of Mrs. Barnes' "Stud-
ies in General History," published several
years ago, which is, in brief, to give, in-
stead of a connected narrative, a series of
extracts from contemporary records, sup-
plying such connecting links as are
necessary.



SEMINARY NOTES.



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COURSE OF STUDY



IN



HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY

FOR 1891-2.



F. W. BLACKMAR, Ph. D.
F. H. HODDER. A. M.
E. D. ADAMS, Ph. D.

Instruction in this department is given by
means of lectures, recitations, reports, dis-
cussions, and personal direction in study and
research. As the library is an indispensable
aid in the pursuit of the following courses,
students are expected to becojiie acquainted
with the best methods of collecting' and
classifying material-; and of writing and pre-
senting papers on special topics. All lectures
are supplemented by required reading and
class exercises.

Facts are essential to all historic study; yet
the aim is to take the student beyond the
mere details of events— to inquire into the
origin and development of society and the
philosophy of institutions. While the study
of the past is carried on with interest and
thoroughness, the tnost important part of
history — that which lies about us — is kept
constantly in view. The history of other
nations, other political systems and other
forms of administration, are studied, that we
may better understand our own. To under-
stand present social and political institutions,
and to give an intelligent solution of present
problems, is the chief aim of instruction in
historical science.

THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT

Now embraces European History, American
History and Oivil Government, the History
of Institutions, Sociology, and Political Econ-
omy. The work in American History will be
continued with enthusiasm and thorough-
ness. Classes having begun this work will
continue without a break. The importance
of this work needs no comment. The prepa-
ration for good citizenship demands, among
other things, a thorough knowledge of the
growth of nationality, and the history of oiir
industrial, social and political development.
These, with financial experiments and nation-
al diplomacy, receive marked attention. The
text of the Constitution and Constitutional
Law occupy a prominent place in the study
of this branch.



OUTLINE OF COURSES.

FIRST TERM.

1. English History. Daily. Descriptive
history. A careful study of the English peo-
ple, including race elements, social and polit-
ical institutions, and national growth.

2. The History of Cirilization. Lectures
daily, embracing ancient society, and the in-
tellectual development of Europe to the
twelfth century. Special attention is given
to the influence of Greek philosophy, the
Christian church, the relation of learning to
liberal government, and to the rise of modern
nationalities.

3. Political Economy. Daily. The funda-
mental principles are discussed and elabo-
rated by descriptive and historical methods.
All principles and theories are illustrated by
examples from present economic society. A
brief history of I'olitical Economy may be
given at the close of the course.

4. French and German History. Daily.

Descriptive history; including race elements,
social and political institutions, and national
growth. Especial attention given to French
politics.

o. Historical Method and Criticism. One

hour each week. Examination and classifi-
cation of sources and authorities; analysis of
the works of the best historians; collection
and use of materials, and notes and biblio-
graphy.

6. Statistics. Two hours each week. Sup-
plementary to all studies in economics and
sociology. The method of using statistics is
taught by actual investigation of political
and social problems. The history and theory
of statistics receives due attention.

7. Journalism. Lectures three hours each
week. Laboratory and library work. Legal
and Historical. — Ten lectures by Prof. E. D.
Adams. jSnglish.—Twtntj-Qve lectures by
Profs. Dunlap and Hopkins. Etliics of Jour-
nalism. — Five lectures by Prof. Templin.
Newspaper Bureau, Magazines, and Special
Phases of Journalism. — Prof, lilackmar.

The course was prepared especially for
those students who expect to^^enter journal-
ism as a profession. Although the instruc-
tors have no desire to create a special School
of Journalism for the purpose of turning out
fully-equipped journalists, they believe that
this course will be very helpful to those who
in the future may enter the piofession. The
course will be found highly beneficial to stu-







SEMINARY NOTES.



dents who want a special study in magazines
and newspapers as a means of general cul-
ture. The course is under the direction of
this Department, but the professors named
above have iiindly and generously consented
to assist in certain phases of the work, which"
occur more particularly in their respective
departments.

8. Auierican History. Instruction is given
daily for two years in American History.
The course embraces Colonial History and
the Local Government of the Colonies, the
Constitutional and Political History of the
Union from 1789 to the present time, the for-
mation of the Constitution, and an analysis
of the text of the constitution itself.

9. Local Administration and Law. Three
conferences each week during the first term,
covering the Management of Public Affairs in
districts, townships, counties, cities, and
States. This course is intended to increase
the sense of the importance of home govern-
ment, as well as to give instruction in its
practical details.

10. Public Finance and Banking'. Two con-
ferences each week during the first teim, on
National, State, andMunieipal Financiering;
and on Theoretical and Practical Banking,
with the details of bank management.

SECOND TEKM.

11. Enfflisli Constitrttional History. Two

hours each week. A special study in the
principles and growth of the English Consti-
tution. This course may be taken as a con-
tinuation of number one. As it is a special
study of Constitutional History, students
ought to have some preparation for it.

12. Renaissance and Keforniation. Lec-
tures two hours each week, with required
reading and -investigation. This course may
be taken as a continuation of number two.
It includes the Ptevival of Learniog through-
out Europe, with especial attention to the
Italian Kenaissance; a careful inquiry into
the causes, course, and results of the Eefor-
mation. The course embraces the best phases
of the intellectual development of Europe.

13. Advanced Political Economy. Three
hours each week, consisting of (a) lectures on
Applied Economics, (&) Practical Observation
and Investigation, and (c) Methods of lie
search, with papers by the students on
special topics. This is a continuatiori of
number three.

14. Iiistituiional History. Lectures three
hours each week on Comparative Politics and
Administration. Greek, Eoman and Ger-



manic institutions are compared. The his-
torical signifleance of Eoman law is traced in
mediaeval institutions. A short study in
Prussian Administration is given at the close
of the course,

15. The Rise of Democracy. Lectures two
hours each week on the Kise of Popular
Power, and the Growth of Political Liberty in
Europe. A comparison of ancient and
modern democracy, a study of Switzerland,
the Italian Republics, the Dutch Republic,
and the French Revolution, constitute the
principal part of the work. Students will
read May's Democracy in Europe.

16. Elements of Sociology, Lectures three
hours each week on the Evolution of Social
Institutions from the Primitive Unit, the
Eamily; including a discussion of the laws
and conditions which tend to organize
society. The later part of the course is de-
voted'to modern social problems and social-
istic Utopias. '

17. Charities and Corrections. Two hours
e^^ch week. Various methods of treatment
of the poor. Scientific charity. Treatment
of the helpless. Prison reform. State refor-
matories. This course is supplementary to
number sixteen. Special efforts will be made
towards a practical study of Kansas institu-
tions.

18. Land and Land Tenures. Lectures two
hours each week. This course treats of
Primitive Property, the Village Community,
Eeudal Tenures of France and England, and
Mcidern Land-holding in Great Britain and
Ireland and the United States. Reports are
made on other countries, and on recent
agrarian theories and legislation This is an
excellent preparation for the study of the
Law of Real Property,

19. The Political History of Modern Europe,

Two hours each week, including the Napo-
leonic wars, German Federation, the Rise of
Prussia, the Unification of Italy, the Revolu-
tion of 1848, the Third Republic, the Russian
problem, etc.

20. Constitutional Law. Three conferences
each week during the second term, on the
Constitution of the United States; with brief
sketches of • the institutions and events that
preceded its adoption, and with special atten-
tion to the sources and methods of its inter-
pretation.

21. International Law and Diplomacy.

Class work twice each week during the second
term; using pavis on the Rise and Growth of



SEMINAP Y NO TES.



71



International Law, and 8chiiyler on the
History of American Diplomacy.

22. Tbe Status of Woman in tlie United
States. Three conferences .each week during
the second term, on the Status of Woman in
all countries and times; with special investiga-
tion of the present legal, political, industrial,
and professional position of women in the
different States of the American IJniou.

23. The Histories and ^letliods of Leg-isia-
tire Assemblies. Two conferences each week
during the second term on the llise and
Growth of Legislative assemblies, their rules
of order and methods of business.

24. Mediseyal History. Two-fifths of the
last term of the Freshman year. For all
students whose admission papers show that
they have had Elementary Physics, Hygiene.
and Chemistry. The course includes a study
of the fall of the Western Empire, the Teu-
tonic Races, and the rise of new nationalities.

25. Seminary. Two hours each week
throughout the year.

New Courses. Other courses may be give^
in Political Philosophy. Modern Municipal
Government, Roman Law, the South Ameri-
can Republics, and Comparative administra-
tion.

Graduate Courses. To those desiring them,
special courses for post-graduate students
will be given in the following subjects: The
History of Listitutions, American History
and Civil Government, Sociology, Political
Economy.

Newspaper Bureau, In connection with
the work of the Department a Newspaper
Bureau is maintained. In this the leading
cities of the United States are represented
by some twenty daily and weekly newspa-
pers. The principal object of the Bureau is
to enable students to form habits of system-
atic reading, to keep infornit-don the current
topics of the day, to study the best types of
modern journalism, to learn to discriminate
between articles o temporary value only and
those of more permanent worih, to make a
cO'mparative study of editorial work, to mas-
ter for the time being the current thought
on any particular subject, and to preserve by
clippings properly tiled and indexed, impor-
tant materials for the study of current his-
tory and public life— to make history, by the
arrangement and classification of present
historical matter.



Preparation for Entrance to the University.

— The time spent in the high schools in the
study of history is necessarily limited. For
tliis reason it is essential that the greatest
care be exercised in preparing students for
entrance into the University. At present
very little history is required in the Freshman
and Sophomore years, and the students enter
upon I he study of the Junior and Senior years
withoat thorough preparation for the work-
It would seem that the aim should be for all
those who contemplate entering the Univer-
sity to learn the story of nations pretty thor-
oughly. A general outline of the world's
history with a special study of the United
States history and goyernment represents the
field, i^ut this outline should be something
more than a mere skeleton of facts and dates.
It should be well rounded with the political,
social and economic life of the people. Stu-
dents will find a general text-book, such as
Myer's or Sheldon's indispensable; but the
work of preparation ought not to stop here.
Such works as Fyffe's Greece, Creighton's
Piome, Seebohm's Era of Protestant Kevolu-
tion. Cox's Greece, and others in the Primer,
Epoch, and Stories of Nations, series ought to
be read. The object of this reading is to
familiarize the student with the political and
social life of the principal nations of the
world. For this purpose everything should
be as interesting as possible. Such an inter-
est should be aroused that the student would
not be puzzled over dates and threadbare
facts, but would seize and hold those things
that are useful on account of the interest his
mind has in them. That history which is
gained by a bare memory of events is soon
lost. It grows too dim for use and conse-
quently leads to confusion. With the story
of the nations well learned the student comes
to the University prepared for the higher
scientific study of history and its kindred
topics. He is then i;eady for investigation,
comparison and analysis. He then takes up
the real investigation of the philosophy of
institutions and of national development.
He is then ready for the science of Sociology,
Institutional History, Political Economy, the
Science of Government, St"3:tistics or Political
Economy. Students who enter the Univer-
sity without this preparation find it necessary
to make up for it by the perusal of books,
such as those mentioned above.



72



SEMINARY NOTES.



STUDENTS' LIBRARIE3S.

Every student in the University should lay the foundation of a good working library. Such libraries are
not "made to order" at some given time, under specially favorable financial conditions— but are the result of
considerable sacrifice, and are of slow growth. The wise expenditure of even ten dollars in each term will
bring together books which if thoroughly mastered will be of great assistance in all later life. Room-mates,
or members of the same fraternity, by combining their libraries and avoiding the purchase of duplicates, can
soon be in possession of a most valuable collection of authors. Assistance in selecting and in purchasing will
be given upon application.

The prices named below are the list prices of the publishers.

Any hoolt in the list beloiv can. be liad of X'ieJd & Hargis, SooJtsellers and Stationers.

Students are required to inirchase books marked ivith an asterisk.

American Book Company, Chicago.

*Manual of the Constitution, Andrews $ l.OU

Analysis of Civil Government, Townsend.; 1.00

Civil Government, Young 1.00

History of England, Thalheimer .. 1.00

MediEBval and Modern History, Thalheimer 1.60

Outlines of History, Fisher 3.40



Ginn & Co., Boston and Chicago.

Ancient History, Myers & Allen % 1..50

Mediseval and Modern History, Myers 1.50

Political Science and Comparative Law, Burgess, 5.00

Macy's Our Government 75

*General History, Myers 1.50

Leading facts in English History, Montgomery... 1.13

Philosophy of Wealth, Clark 1.00

Political Science Quai'terly, Yearly... _ 3.00

Washington and His Country, Fiiske 1.00

Harpers, New York.

*History of Germany, Lewis 1..50

*International Law, Davis 3.50

♦Political History of Modern Times, MuUer 3.00

*Short English History, Green 1.75

Civil Policy of America, Draper 3.50

History of English People, Green, 4 vols 10.00

History of United States, Hildreth, 6 vols 13.00

The Constitution, Story 1.00

Holt & Co., New York.

♦American Politics, Johnston % 1.00

American Colonies, Doyle, 3 vols....: 9.00

American Currency, Sumner 3.50

Civil Service in United States, Comstock 2.00

History of Modern Europe, Fyffe, 3 vols 7..50

Political Economy, Roscher, 3 vols 7.00

Political Economy, Walker 3.35

Houghton, MiflBin & Co., Boston.

*Civil Government in United States. Fiske $

American Commonwealths, 13 vols., each

American Statesmen, 34 vols., each ■

American Revolution, Fisk, 3vols.

Critical Period of American History. Fisk

Emancipation of Massachusetts, Adams

Epitome of History, Ploetz

War of Secession, Johnson

*r
Appleton, New York.

Dynamic Sociology, Ward, 3 vols

History of Civilization, Guizot

Political Economy, Mill. 3 vols



1.00
1.35
1.35
4.00
3. CO
1.50
3.00
3.50

5.60
1.35
6.00



Cranston & Stowe, Chicago.

♦Political Economy, Ely.... % 1.00

MacMillan, New York.
Constitutional History, England, Stubbs, 8,vols..*10.00
Principles of Economics, Marshall, vol. 1 4.00

Armstrong, New York.
♦Democracy in Europe, May, 8 vols $ 3.50



G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London.

♦American Citizen's Manual, Ford.., $ 1.35

Constitutional History and American Law Cooley

and others 3.00

History of Political Economy, Blanqui 3.00

Railroad Transportation, Hadley 1.50

American Electional System, O'Neil 1.50

Economic Interpretations of History, Thorold

Rogers 3.00

Constitutional History of the United States,

Sterae 1.35

♦Tariff History of the United States, Taussig 1.35

The Story of Nations, 34 vols., each 1.50

Heroes of the Nations, 13 vols., each 1.50

American Orations, edited by Johnston, 3 vols.,

each 1.85

Callaghan & Co., Chicago.

Constitutional History of U. S., Von Hoist, 6 vol $20.00
Constitutional Law of U. S., Von Hoist 2.00

Crowell, New York.

♦History of France, Duruy.. $3.00

Labor Movement in America, Ely 1.50

Life of Washington, pop. ed., Irving, 3 vols 2.50

Problems of To-day, Ely 1.50

Little, Brown & Co., Boston.

History of Greece, Grote, 10 vols $17.50

History of the United States, Bancroft, 6 vols 13.50

Rise of the Republic, Frothingham 1.75

Longmans, Green & Co . , New York.

Epochs of Ancient History, each vol $ 1.00

Epochs of Modern History, each vol 1.00

Political Economy, pop. ed.. Mill 1.75

The Crusades, Cox 1.00

Scribners, New^ York.

♦American Diplomacy, Schuyler $ 2.00

History of Rome. Mommsen, 4 vols 8.00

Lombard Street, Bagehot 1.35

Silent South, Cable l.OO

tilver Bur de tt & Co., Boston.

♦Historical Atlas, Labberton $1.50 or $ 2.00

*Historical Geography of U. S., MacCoun 1.00

♦Institutes of Economics, Andrews 1.50

Institues of General History, Andrews 3.00

Morrison, Washington.

History of United States, Schouler, 4 vols $ 9.00

D. C. Heath & Co., Boston.

The State, Woodrow Wilson $ 2.00

Principles of Political Economy, Gide... 2.00

Methods of Teaching History, Hall 1.50

General History. Sheldon 1.6O

♦Old South Leaflets, 33 Nos., each 05

History Topics, Allen 25

State and Federal Governments of the United

States, Wilson ; ,50



NOTES



State University — Lawrence, Kansas.



Vol. I.



DECEMBER, 1891.



No.



SEMINARY OF HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.



All students connected with the department
of History and Sociology are. by virtue of
such connection, members of the Seminary.
All students having two or more studies
under the instructors of the department are
recLuired to take the work of the Seminary as
pait of their work in course.

The meetings of the Seminary are held every
Fridny, in Room 15, University liuilding.
Public meetings will be held from time to
time, after due announcement.

The work of the Seminary consists of special
papers and discussions, on topics connected
with the Department' mentioned; prepared
as far as possible from consultation of
original sources and from practical investi-
gation of existing conditions, under the per-
sonal direction of the officers of the Seminary.

Special assistance in choice of themes,
authorities, etc., is given members of the
Seminary who have written work due in the
department of History and Sociology, or in
the Department of English, or. in any of the
literary societies or other similar organiza-
tions in the University; on condition that the
results of such work shall be presented to the
Seminary if so required.

In connection with the work of the Semi-
nary, a Newspaper bureau is maintained. In
this the leading cities of the United States
are represented by some twenty daily and
weekly newspapers. The principal object of
the Bureau is to enable students to form
habits of systematic reading, to keep informed
on the current topics of the day, to study the
best types of modern Journalism, to learn to
discriminate between articles of temporary
valtie only and those of more permanent
worth, to make a comparative study of edi-
torial work, to master for the time being the
current thought on any particular subject,
and to preserve by clippings properly filed and
indexed, important materials for the study of
current history and public life — to make his-
tory by the arrangement and clas.sification of
present historicul matter.

Special investigation and study will be
undertaken during each year, bearing on some
one or more phases of the administration of
public affairs in this State; the purpose being



to combine service to the State with the reg-
vilar work of professional and student life.
In this special work the advice and cooper-
ation of State and local officials and of
prominent men of affairs is constantly sought,,
thus bringing to students the experience and
judgment of the world about them.

Graduates of our own University, or other
persons of known scholarly habits, who have
more than a passing interest in such work as
the Seminary undertakes, and who are willing
to contribute some time and thought to its
success, are invited to become corre.-ponding-
members of the Seminary. The only condi-
tion attached to such membership is, that
each corresponding member shall prepare
during each University year one paper, of not
less than two thousand five hundred words^
on some subject within the scope of the Sem-
inary; and present the same in person at such
time as may be mutually agreed upon by the
writer and the officers of the Seminary, or in
writing if it be found impossible to attend
a meeting of the Seminary.

The library of the University and the time
of the officers of the Seminary are at the
service of corresponding members, in con-
nection with Seminary work — within reason-
able limits.

More than twenty gentlemen, prominent in
official and professional circles, have already
connected themselves with the Seminary, and
have rendered very acceptable service during
past years.

The officers and members of the Seminary
will gladly render all possible assistance ot
any public officials who may desire to collect
special statistics or secure definite informa-
tion on such lines of public work as are
properly within the sphere of the Seminary.

Any citizen of Kansas interested in this
work is invited to correspond with the Semi-
nary, and to be present at its meetings when
possible.

FRANK W. BLACKMAE,



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