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ing student who works very hard. A man
may enroll for three courses of lectures
and attend forever if desires, but only the
hard working student comes up for exam-
ination or to defend a thesis as a candidate
for a doctor's degree. The seminary in
the German university is only used by the
earnest student. Prof. Hodder thinks the
superiority of German universities is due
to the thorough preparation received in
the gymnasia. He told us in a very inter-
esting way, some of his own experience in
German universities.

"Prof. Adams was the last speaker, and
his subject was the Enumeration of the
Population in the Census. He said that
the superintendent appointed 175 supervi-
sors, under whom were about 46,000 enu-
raeraters. To these were sent 23,000,000
schedules — a large freight train load.
There were five different forms of these to
be filled out for each family. After the
collection of these figures they had to be
counted — almost an impossible job by
hand, so a machine was used. One of
these counted over 3,000,000 in one day.



Women were more rapid counters than
men. The professor said he was saving
the description of the work in his depart-
ment — that of transportation — for his class
in statistics.

"A students seminary was announced
for next week, for which the program
will be posted, and the meeting then

The attempt to establish courses in
journalism, by means of which a student is
educated especially for journalistic life,
has not proved a great success in the uni-
versities where it has been made. The
nature of journalism requires that a man
shall be well informed in practical affairs
of life; that he shall have a broad, general
knowledge, extending into almost every
field of learning rather than that he should
be trained in any specific way to a routine
profession. The training can, in no way,
be so direct as the training for law or
medicine, yet that editors need special
training no one will deny. However it is
generally conceded that this preparation
should be obtained through experience
and not under the direction of detailed
instruction. Yet, in truth, there are many
reasons why every editor should receive as
a preparation for his work at least a full
university course. With this broad prep-
aration daily experience may educate him
for his chosen profession. But there are
many students who come to the University
to spend a year or two in study, hoping,
thereafter to become writers and journalists.
For such students who are honest in pur-
pose and firm in their determination, a
course preparatory to journalism has been
established in Kansas University. The
course is only one term in length, and is
intended to be supplementary to the regu-
lar studies of English, political economy,
history, mathematics, etc. As now ar-
ranged this course cannot be otherwise
than helpful to the students who are pre-
paring for newspaper work. The course
includes especial instruction in English,

the history of journalism, a comparative
study in current journals, the ethical
phases of journalism and special studies
in certain phases of modern types of
journalism. In this course systematic
reading is carried on by the students, as
well as collecting and classifying material.
For this purpose the leading cities of the
United States are represented by about
twenty weekly and daily papers, and, by
the courtesy of the Kansas press, nearly
every newspaper of any importance in
the state is found on file in the Univer-
sity library. With no attempt on the part
of the instructors to turn out fully equip-
ped journalists, the course as arranged
will prove highly beneficial to those who
desire to take it in connection with other

The program for the next Seminary
will be a discussion of the question of
Jewish exiles from Russia. Reports will
be read on the current literature of the
subject, which will be considered in four
phases, viz: (i) As a race problem; (2)
in the light of public finance; (3) a ques-
tion of immigration, and (4) as a historical
question. In the discussion the causes
and results of the banishment of the Jews
from Spain. Italy and other countries
will be considered. As this is one of the
great questions of the day it is expected
that unusual interest will be taken in the
exercises by the students and visitors.

A NUMBER of inquiries have been made
about the new optional introduced by Prof.
Canfield, called the Status of Woman in
the United States. (See program in this
number.) To those interested in this sub-
ject it may be said that the optional will
be given as advertised. The course is in
the program for the second half year, and
consequently nothing can yet be said as to
the success of the study. An alcove has
been set apart for the literature of this
subject, and already over half a hundred
volumes have been added to the collection.






FOR 1891-2.

E. A. ADAMS, Ph. D.

Instruction in this department is given by
means of Ipctures, 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 become 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 most 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.


Now embraces European History, American
History and Civil 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 our
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.



1. Eng^lisli 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 Civilization. Lectures
daily, embracing ancient society, and thie in-
tellectual development of Europe to the
twelfth century. Special attention is given
to the influence of G-reek philosophy, the
Christian church, the relation of learning to
liberal government, and to the rise of modern

3. PoHtical 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. Freuch and German History. Daily.

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

5. 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-

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. ii^7i,(7?w7i.— Twenty-five lectures by
Profs. Dunlap and Hopkins. Ethics of Join -
nalism.—FiyQ lectures by Prof. Templin.
News-paper Bureau, Magazines, and Special
Phases of Journalism. — Prof. Blackmar.

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 profession. The
course will be found highly beneficial to stu-



dents who want a special study in magazines
and newspapers as a means of g-fneral cul-
ture. Tiae course is under the direction of
this Department, but the professors named
above have kindly and generously cousented
to assist in certain phases of the work, which
occur more particularly in their respective

8. American 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 term, on
National, State, andMunieipal Financiering;
and on Theoretical and Practical Banking,
with the details of bank management.


11. Englisli Constitutional 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 Reformation. Lec-
tures two hours each week, wilh required
reading and investigation. This course may
be taken as a continuation of number two.
Jt includes the Revival of Learning through-
out Europe, with especial attention to the
Italian Renaissance; a careful inquiry into
the causes, course, and results of the Refor-
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, (6) Practical Observation
and Investigation, and (c) Methods of Re,
search, witu papers by the students on
special topics. This is a continuation of
number three.

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

manic institutions are compared. The his-
torical significance of Roman law is traced in
medifeval institutions. A short study in
Prussian Administration is given at the close
of the Course.

15. Tlie Rise of Democracy. Lectures two
hours each week on the Rise of Popular
Power, and the Growth of Political Liberty in
Europe. A ( omparison of ancient and
modern democracy, a study of Switzerland,
the Italian ifepublics, 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. Lpctures three
hours each week on the Evolution of Social
Institutions from the Primitive Unit, the
Family; 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
each 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-

18. Land and Land Tenures. Lectures two
hours each week. This course treats of
Primitive Property, the Village Community,
Feudal Tenures of France and England, and
Modern 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. Tlie 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-

21. International Law and Diplomacy.

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



International Law, and iSchuyler on the
History of American Diplomacy.

22. The Stains of Woman iu the 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 Union.

23. The Histories and Blethods of Legisla-
tive Assemblies. Two conferences each week
during the second term on the Rise and
Growth of Legislative assemblies, their rules
of order and methods of business.

24. Mediaeval 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. Semlaary. Two hours each week
throughout the year.

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

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

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 informed on 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 worth, to make a
comparative study of editorial work, to mas-
ter for the time being the current thought
on any particular subject, and to preserve by
clippings properly filed and indexed, impor-
tant materials for the study of current his-
tory and public life — to malie history, by the
arrangement and classification of present
historical matter.




Every student in the University should lay the foundatioi 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.

Students are required to purchase books marked tvith an asterisk.

American Book Company, Chicago.

*Manual of the Constitution, Andrews $ 1.00

Analysis of Civil Government, Townsend 1.00

Civil Government, Young l-OU

History of England, Thalheimer 1.00

Mediaeval and Modern History, Thalheimer 1.60

Outlines of History, Fisher 2.40

Political Economy, Champlin 1.00

Political Economy. Gregory, 1.20

Politics tor Young Americans, Nordhoff. 76

Ginn & Co., Boston.

Ancient History, Myers & Allen S

Mediaeval and Modern History, Myers

Political Science and Comparative Law, Burgess,

Macy's Our Government

*General History, Myers

Leading facts in English History, Montgomery...

Philosophy of Wealth, Clark

Political Science Quarterly, Yearly

Washington and His Country, Fiske

Harpers, New York.
*Constitutional Law, Cooley, (students series)... <

*History of Germany, Lewis

♦International Law, Davis

♦Political History of Modern Times, Muller

*Short English History, Green

Civil Policy of America, Draper

History of English People, Green, 4 vols

History of United States, Hildreth, 6 vols...
The Constitution, Story

Holt & Co., New York.

♦American Politics, Johnston

American Colonies, Doyle, 3 vols

American Currency, Siimner

Civil Service in United States, Comstock

Democracj^ and Monarchy in France, Adams.

History of Modern Europe, Fyffe, 3 vols

History of the United States. Johnston

Political Economy, Roscher, 3 vols

Political Economy, Walker


$ 1.25


Houghton & Co., Boston.

♦Civil Government in United States, Fiske....

American Commonwealths, each volume

American Statesmen, each volume

Emancipation of Massachusetts, Adams

Epitome of History, Ploetz

Garrison and his Time, Johnson

Quaker invasion of Massachusetts, HoUowelL.

The Pilgrim Republic. Goodwin

War of Secession, Johnson


Appleton, New York.

Dynamic Sociology, Ward, 2 vols $ 5.60

History of Civilization, Guizot 1.35

History of Germany, Taylor 1.50

Political Economy, Mill, 2 vols 6.00

Putman's Sons, Ne-w York.

♦American Citizen's Manual, Ford... $ l.OO

♦Distribution of Products, Atkinson 1.00 "

♦Theory and History of Banking, Dunbar I.a5

American Farms, Elliott 1.25

Great Cities of the Republic, each volume 1.75

Industrial Progress, Atkinson 2.50

Monopolies and the People, Baker 1.35

Railway Secrecy and Trusts, Bonham 1.00

Stories of the Nations, each volume l.5u

Callaghan & Co., Chicago.
Constitutional History of U. S., Von Hoist, 6 vol $20.00
Constitutional Law of U. S., Von Hoist 2.00

Crow^ell, New York.

♦History of France, Duruy $ 3.00

Labor Movement in America, Ely 1.50

Life of Washington, pop. ed., Irving, 3 vols 3.50

Problems of To-day, Ely 1.50

Little, Brown & Co., Boston.

History of Greece, Grote, \& vols $17.50

History of the United States, Bancroft, 6 vols 13..50

Parkman's Works, each vol 3.50

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 $ 3.00

History of Rome. Mommsen, 4 vols 8.00

Lombard Street, Bagehot 1.35

Silent South, Cable 1.00

^ ilver Burdett & Co., Boston.

♦Historical Atlas, Labberton $1.50 or $ 3.00

*Historical Geography of U. S., MacCoun 1.00

♦Institutes of Economics, Andrews 1.50

Institues of General History, Andrews 2.00

Armstrong, Ne-w York.

♦Democracy in Europe, May, 3 vols $ 8.50

Cranston & Stowe, Chicago.
♦Political Economy, Ely $ 1.00

MacMillan, Ne-w York.
Constitutional History, England, Stubbs, 3 vols..$10.00
Principles of Economics, Marshall, vol. 1 4.00

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


State University — Lawrence, Kansas.

Vol. I.


No. 3.


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
required to take the work of the Seminary as
paTt of their work in course.

The meetings of the Seminary are held every
Friday, in Room 15, University Building.
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
value 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 classification of
present historic;il matter.

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

to combine service to the State with the reg-
ular 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 corresponding
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-

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