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sued, and in which he has attained marked scholarship. The privilege of taking a special
course is limited to students who are mature, and who wish to pursue some one line of special
study and correlated branches. A minor will not ordinarily be admitted to a special course.
An applicant who fails on the admission examinations, or a student who fails to maintain his
standing as a regular student, will not be admitted to a special course.

Partial Courses. — The privilege of taking a partial course is open to students who, because
of ill health or other disability, are able to pursue only a limited number of studies, or who are
not able to continue at the University long enough to take a regular course. The student pur-
suing such a course is not entitled to a degree, but he may, upon leaving the University, receive
a certificate of proficiency in the studies that he has pursued, and in which he has" attained
marked scholarship. A candidate for a partial course must pass such examinations as will sat-
isfy the several instructors of his fitness to pursue the studies he wishes to elect. If, for
example, he wishes to take the English of the Freshman year, he will present himself for an
examination in English, Subjects 1 and 14 of the requirements for admission. If he wishes to
take the Mathematics of the Freshman year, he will present himself for examination in
Mathematics, Subjects 2, 3, and 4 of the requirements for admission; and so of other subjects
of the Freshman year. So, also, if he wishes to pursue a study with an advanced class, he
will present himself for examination on the work gone over in that subject by the class he
wishes to enter. No examination is required for admission to a subject begun in the Univer-
sity. Applicants who fail on the admission examination, and students who fail to maintain
their standing as regular students, will not be admitted to this course, and the privileges of the
course will be summarily withdrawn from students whose attainments or conduct indicate a
want of earnestness.

requirements for admission.

Note. — Before entering upon the examinations for admission, a candidate will be asked to
make known the course he wishes to take. The choice should be made as early in his prepara-
tion as possible, and under the best advice attainable. After entering upon his University
course, a student will not be allowed to change his course except for the most urgent reasons;
and a student will not, under any circumstances, be allowed to change until all deficiencies in
the course previously taken are made up.

All examinations are conducted in writing, except such as must of necessity be oral, such as
reading and the pronunciation of a foreign language. The candidate may take a portion of the
examinations in May and the remaining'examinations in August, but he should present himself
either in May or in August at all the examinations required for admission to the course he
intends to enter. If, at the close of the August examinations, a candidate is found to have been
absent from an examination, he is regarded as having made a total failure in the subject.
Every applicant must be at least sixteen years of age, and must present a certificate of good
moral character.

Classical Course.— A candidate for admission to the Classical Course must pass a satisfactory
examination upon Subjects 1, 2, 3 (a), 4 (a), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Literary Course.— A candidate for admission to the Literary Course must pass a satisfactory
examination upon Subjects 1, 2, 3 (a), 4 (a), 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 12.

Courses in Science.— .1 candidate for admission to auy one of the Courses in Science, viz. :
Agriculture, Meclianics, Mining, Engineering, and Chemistry, must pass a satisfactory exami-
nation on Subjects 1, 2, 3 (a) and (6), 4 (a) and (b), 5, 11, 12, 13, and 14.

Course in Letters and Political Science.— A candi<late for admission to the Course in
Letters and Political Science must pass a satisfactory examination upon the requirements for
admission to some one of the courses above mentioned.

Subjects :

1. English. Candidates will be required to write a short composition, correct in spelling,
punctuation, grammar, and division into paragraphs, upon a subject announced at the time of


the examination. They will also be required to analyze sentences from the works used in prep-
aration, and to pass an examination on Kcllogg's Text- Book on Rhetoric as far as Lesson 72.

For 1884 and 1SS3 the subjects will be taken from the following works: Tom Brown's School
Days at Rugbj'; Irving's Sketch Book; Dickens' Christmas Stories; Scott's Lady of the Lake
and Kenilworth; Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar.

For 1886, and until further notice, the works used in preparation will be the following: Tom
Brown's School Days at Rugby; Scott's Lady of the Lake (Rolfe's edition) ; Irving's Alhambra;
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (Rolfe's or the Clare'ndou Press edition); Thackeray's New-
comes; Shakespeare's Julius Cresar.

The procaration required for 1886 will be accepted, if offered at the examinations in 1884 and

2, 3, 4. Mathkmatics.

2. Arithmetic. Prime and composite numbers ; divisibility of numbers ; factors, multiplication
and division by factors; common divisors, multiples; fractions; decimals, including percentage,
simple and compound interest, and discount; compound numbers and the metric system ; in-
volution, square root. The technical parts of Commercial Arithmetic — such as banking, profit
and loss, commission, taxes, duties, stocks, insurance, exchange, average of payments — may be

3. Algebra (a). The definitions and explanations of the laws of signs in the four fundamental
operations; theory of division of polynomials; factoring; highest common factor and lowest
common multiple; fractions; simple and fractional equations; definition of the roots of an
equation; simultaneous equations of the first degree; elimination by comparison, by substitu-
tion, and by addition or subtraction; inequalities; involution and evolution; fractional and
negative exponents; radical expressions and surds; reduction and rationalization of surds.

(6). The theory and solution of quadratic equations; solution of equations which may be
reduced to the quadratic form; resolution of quadratic equations by inspection and factoring;
formation of equations having given roots; character of imaginary roots of an equation; reduc-
tion of irrational equations to the normal quadratic form; solution of simultaneous quadratic
equations ; problems.

4. Plane Geovietry (re). Logical basis of geometry in its axioms and definitions; relations of
angles and triangles; equal figures; parallels and parallelograms ; properties of polygons; prop-
erties of the circle; inscribed and circumscribed figures; areas of rectangles and of plane figures;
ratio and proportion; linear proportion, and proportion of areas; similar figures.

{b). Properties of inscribed and circumscribed regular polygons; construction of regular poly-
gons; perimeters and areas of regular polygons; circumference and area of the circle ; methods
for the determination of it; i:)roblems. The subject of isoperimetrical polygons may be omitted.

5. History and Geography. History of the United States, and the general facts of Physical
and Political Geography. Barnes' Brief History of the United States, and the Geographies
used in the first grade grammar schools, will serve to indicate the amount of knowledge expected.

6. 7. Latin. "(6) Cresar, four books of the Gallic War, or two of the Civil War (Prof. Perrin's
edition of the Civil War can be recommended; published by the University Publishing Com-
pany) ; the translation, at sight, of easy Latin prose (with reasonable help in vocabulary and
notes) ; and the translation into Latin of simple English sentences, suitable to those who have
taken Jones' Latin Composition. (7) Cicero, six orations; Vergil, six books of the -(Eneid.
Questions on the subject-matter, on construction, on grammatical forms, and on prosody, will
form a part of the examination in Cpesar, Cicero, and Vergil.

8, 9. Greek. (S) Xenophon's Anabasis, four books, or the first 111 pages of Goodwin's
Greek Reader; and the translation at sight of easy Greek prose (with reasonable help in vocab-
ulary and notes). (9) Homer's Iliad, two books, omitting catalogue of ships; and the transla-
tion into Greek of simple sentences, suited to the proficiency of those who have completed
Jones' Greek Prose Composition. Questions on the subject-matter, on construction, on gram-
matical forms, and on prosody, will form a part of the examinations in the Anabasis and

10. Ancient History and Geography. Greek history, to the death of Alexander ; Roman
history, to the death of Commodus; and the geography connected with the study of Greek and
Roman history, and the Greek and Latin authors read. Smith's Smaller History of Greece,
and Smith's (Smaller) or Leighton's History of Rome, will serve to indicate the amount re-

11, 12. Any two of the following subjects:

(1) Physics. The elements of Physics (Avery's Natural Philosophy, Peck's Ganot's Intro-
ductory Course of Natural Philosophy, or an equivalent).

(2) Chemistry. The elements of Chemistry (Eliot and Storer's Chemistry, Avery's Element-
ary Chemistry, or a thorough acquaintance with Mead's Chemical Primer). An examination
on the more advanced chemistry will be offered to any who wish it. A successful completion
of this examination will give the student admission to the chemical laboratory.

Applicants who pass with honors in Chemistry will be put in an advanced division.

(3) Botany. The elements of Botany. An accurate knowledge of Part I of Gray's How
Plants Grow, together with an acquaintance with the more prominent native or cultivated
plants, their structure and botanical affinities.

(4) Physiology. The elements of Physiology (Hutchinson's, or an equivalent).


(5) Frf.k-haxd Drawing. Line drawing from models, copying of patterns, etc. Particular
attention is given to correctness of form and smoothness of outline. The endeavor will be to
test the applicant in that free-hand use of the pencil which will be of most immediate value to
him in pursuing the subject of mechanical drawing and mapping.

(6) ^IiN'KRALOGY. The elements of Mineralogy. A good knowledge of the physical prop-
erties of minerals in general. Ability to determine by their physical properties alone twenty-
five of the commonest minerals, and to give reasons for determination. First seventy-two
pages of Nicol's Manual of Mineralogj', or first seventy-five pages of Dana's, third edition.

(7) Plane Trigonometry. The development of the general formulre of plane trigonometry,
solution of plane triangles, and practice in the use of logarithmic tables. Four-place logarithmic
tables are furnished for use in the examination.

1.3. History. History of England ; Gardiner's History for Schools will indicate the amount.
General History will be accepted in exceptional eases.

14. English. The examination in English will presuppose thorough study of selections
named below. The candidate should be prepared to elucidate in full the meaning of any pas-
sage in the works assigned: to paraphrase such a passage; to point out the rhetorical figures in
it; to answer questions concerning the lives of the authors, and the subject-matter and structure
of the works studied. The history of words should also receive attention; Skeat's Etymological
Dictionary being taken as the authority. For the present, the examination in word-derivation
will be limited to Spenser's Prothalamion.

The examination will extend over two periods of an hour and a half each. Signal failure in
this examination alone will subject the applicant to exclusion from the Course in Letters and
Political Science.

The examination in 1884 will be upon the following selections: American Prose; American
Poems; Sir Roger de Coverley ; Milton's L'Allegro and 111 Penseroso; Byron's Prisoner of Chil-
lon; Goldsmith's Deserted Village and Traveler; Burns' Cotter's Saturday Night; Scott's Lay
of the Last Minstrel; Bacon's Essays of Truth, of Revenge, of Envy, of Boldness, of Travel, of
Riches, and of Studies; and Macaulay's Essay on the Pilgrim's Progress.

In 1885, and until further notice, the examination will be upon the following: Scott's Lay of
the Last Minstrel: Whittier's Snow-Bound; Longfellow's Evangeline; Lowell's Sir Launfal;
Sir Roger de Coverley; Burke's Select Works, Vol. I, edited by Payne; and Hales' Longer Eng-
lish Poems, with the exception of Wordsworth's Laodainia and Shelley's Adonais.

^^"A. candidate who has not been able to attend a school in which complete preparation for
the. University is offered, and who passes a good examination on Subjects 1, 2, 3, 4, and 14, may
be admitted to a partial course in either of the Colleges of Science with the privilege of gaining
full standing whenever he makes up his deficiencies.

Candidates who pass without conditions will be credited with honors on subjects on which
they^ass with special excellence; but honors will not be given to a student who enters with a

Pronunciation of Latin and Greek. — In Latin, the following pronunciation is recommended :

a as in father, a as in aha, papa.

e as in thei/, e as in tiiet.

1 as in machine, i as in sit.

6 as in omen, 6 as in omit.

u as in pool, u as in pull.

y as French u.

In pronouncing diphthongs, the sound of both vowels is preserved.

ae as ay; eu nearly as u in use.

au as oiv in power; u in ua, ue, etc., as w.

06 as oi in oil; ei as in rein.

c as in can; .s as in sin.

ch as k; ( as in tin.

g as in gun; v as English w.

j as y in year.

Other consonants as in English.

Greek must be written and pronounced with the accents. The pronunciation used in the
University is that explained in the preface of Goodwin's Greek Grammar, second edition.


In 1884 the first examination will be held in the University buildings at Berkeley, also at Los
Angeles, and at Marysville, on Thursday, Fridajs and Saturday, May 29, 30, and 31; the second
at Berkeley only, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 6, 7, and 8. Candidates must
be present on all three days.

Xo fee is required of applicants in any part of the State.

Candidates will assemble in Berkeley'punctually at 8.30 a. m., in the Assembly Room, North
Hall, south entry; and at the same hour in Los Angeles and Marysville, at places to be named
in the Los Angeles and Marysville papers in seasonable time.

XoTE. — Candidates will not be examined for admission at any other times than those above
mentioned, except for special reasons of the most urgent kind. The attention of teachers and
students is called to the fact that each examination is limited in time.



i^Vs< Bay.

8.30. Candidates assemble in Assembly Room at ringing of the bell.

5-11. English, subject 1.

11-12. Arithmetic.

1-3. Algebra.

3-4. U. S. History.

4-5. Geography.

Second Day.
8.30-10.30. Geometry.

in sn 19 "n ^ Csesar, Latin at sight, and Latin Composition.
iu.o.u-i-,.ou. •( English, subject 14; first paper.
1 "in 9 ''It ' Anabasis or Reader, and Greek at sight.

\..i\3-6.M. I Natural Philosophy and Botany.

■> on ^ -in I Greek History.

3. .30-4.00. \ -r^ ,• , TT- I

( English Historv.

Third Bay.
c QA in -jn J Cicero and Vergil.
»..iu-iu..iu. , ci^e,njgtry and Physiology.

in ?n-19 "^n 1 Homer, and Greek Composition.

• ~ -"^ • I English, subject 14; second paper. •

1 on 9 -in f Free-hand Drawing.

i.6»-z..i^). I Roman History.

The results of the examinations will be announced at the Recorder's office on the Wednesday
afternoon following the examinations, or sent to candidates not then present. Notices sent by
mail may be expected some ten days later.

The Freshman Class will assemble August 13, and the Senior, Junior, and Sophomore Classes
August 8, at the times and in the rooms indicated on the bulletin boards.

It is of great importance that students should present themselves on the dates assigned.


Any candidate for admission to the University may, at his option, pass the entire examina-
tion at one time, or he may pass a preliminary examination on a part of the requirements, and
be examined on the remaining subjects the following year; but neither the preliminary exam-
ination nor the final completion of the examination may be divided between the June and the
August examinations.

Candidates will not be admitted to the preliminary examinations without certificates from
their teachers that they are prepared. These certificates should be sent to Recorder W. W.
Deamer, Berkeley, at least two weeks before the examination.

No certificate of proficiency will be given by the University unless the candidate passes upon
at least five of the following subjects:

1. English. Subject 1 o{ Requirements for Admission for 1884 and 1885.

2. Arithmetic. Subject 2 of Requirevients for Admission.

3. Algebra to Quadratics. Subject 3 oi Requirements for Admission.

4. Geometry. Subject 4 of Requirements for Admission.

5. Geography, ^nhiect b oi Requirements for Admission.

6. United States History.

7. Latin. Caesar, four Orations of Cicero, and Latin Grammar.

8. Greek. White's First Lessons in Greek (fifty-one exercises; and oue book of the Ana-
basis, or equivalents.

9. Greek or Roman History. Described in Subject 10 of Requirements for Admission.

10. One subject under 11, 12 of Requirements for Admission.

11. History or England. Subject 13 of Requirements for Admission.

admission from approved public schools.

Regulation concerning the admission of graduates of approved public schools ado))ted by the
Board of Regents, March 4, 1884:

"Upon the request of the Principal of any public school in California, whose course of study
embraces, in kind and extent, the subjects required for admission to any College of the Univer-
sity, a committee of the Faculty will visit such schools, and report upon the quality of the
instruction there given. If the report of such committee be favorable, a graduate of the school,
upon the personal recommendation of the Principal, accompanied by his certificate that the
graduate has satisfactorily completed the studies of the course preparatory to the College he
wishes to enter, may, at the discretion of the. Faculty, be admitted without examination."



Specimen Examination Papers are published in Bulletin No. 6, together with requirement*
for admission. The latest edition of this Bulletin, or the latest Register or other publication or
information will be sent to any address on application to the Recorder, W. W. Deainer, Berkeley.


Upon recommendation of the Faculty, a diploma from the University entitles the holder to
a teacher's certificate.


Tuition in the Colleges of Science and of Letters is free to residents of California. Students
from other States pay a matriculation fee of twenty-five dollars, and a tuition fee of fifty dol-
lars a year. A small charge is made for chemicals in the chemical laboratory. This is often
met by rendering services. Upon graduation, a fee of ten dollars is charged for a diploma.

Board and lodging may be obtained in private families at Berkeley and Oakland, at from
eighteen dollars to thirty dollars a month. The hours of recitation are such that many students
reside in Oakland and San Francisco. Steam connection brings San Francisco within fifty
minutes of the University.


The Gymnasium, presented to the University by Mr. A. K. P. Harmon, is well equipped, and
provides all the students with opportunities for exercise.


Students in the College of Agriculture can occasionally find work in connection with the
instruction in Agriculture and Horticulture. Several students find employment during their
spare time in the University printing office at a fair compensation.


Examinations are held at the close of each term and of each year. For students taking the
complete course, the four annual examinations constitute the examinations for degrees. Stu-
dents from other colleges, academies, or schools may present themselves for a general examina-
tion for degrees.


The University Medal, by direction of its founders, is bestowed upon the most distinguished
scholar of the graduating class of each year.

The Commencement Speakers are selected with reference to their ability to represent the
University in public, from the first third of the class in point of scholarship.

The Early English Text Society and the New Shakespeare Society, through the courtesy of
Mr. A. G. Snelgrove, Honorary Secretary of the two Societies, oflfer an annual prize of certain
of their publications, for the encouragement of studies in those lines. The prize is open to all
regular students, and is awarded upon written examination under the direction of the Professor
of English Literature.

The Mathematical Prize of Fifty Dollars is offered by Mr. John B. Clark, Instructor in Math-
ematics, for the best essay on any subject connected with the advanced courses in Modern
Higher Algebra and the Calculus of Quaternions.

Detailed information with respect to the University can be found
in the Register, a copy of which may be had on application to the
Recorder of the Faculty, Mr. W. W. Deamer, at Berkeley, California.




This interesting school has been doing its quiet, unostentatious
work with marked success during the past two years. According to
returns made by the Principal the movement of pupils has been as
follows :

On roll June 30, 1882 :

Deaf and dumb — boys 69

Deaf and dumb— girls 43


Blind— boys 10

Blind— girls— 14


Total — both classes 136

The admissions since same date have been :

Deaf and dumb — boys 16

Deaf and dumb-^girls : 11


Blind — boys 9

Blind — girls 3


Total admissions 39

Total under instruction 175

There have been graduated and discharged :

Deaf and dumb — boj's 9

Deaf and dumb — girls 4

Died 1


Blind — boys 3

Blind — girls 6


Total deductions ,_. 23

On roll June 30,1884 152

The average age of the pupils is fourteen years.

The course of instruction has not been materially changed during
the past two years. The object, now as heretofore, is to give a good
common school education, to those who, by reason of deafness or
blindness, cannot receive in the ordinary way that instruction which
the State provides and means all its children shall have. A limited
number are fitted for the University, where six have already passed
their examinations. One graduated with the class of 1883, having
maintained a creditable standing all through his course. But while
the institution gives to exceptional talent ever}^ opportunity for
development, its best and largest work is expended upon the many
pupils who expect to enter the industries of life, and become pro-
ductive citizens of the commonwealth. These are taught the use of
good English, arithmetic, geography, history, physiology, the rudi-
ments of chemistry and physics, and such ethical studies as shall
best develop the conscience and lead to integrity of life and character.

The following schedule gives a course of seven years' study as fol-
lowed in the institution:


First Teai:

Language Lessons Reading

Naming Objects Spelling

Learning Colors ..Counting

Kindergarten Exercises Adding



Second Year.

Language Lessons Reading

Describing Objects Spelling

Counting and Adding Mental Arithmetic


Third Year.

Mental Arithmetic Reading

Practical Arithmetic Spelling

Outline Geography Mental Arithmetic

Keep's "School Stories" Geography

'• Guide to Knowledge"

Fourth Year.

Mental Arithmetic Reading and Spelling

Practical Arithmetic Arithmetic, Mental and Practical

Primary Geographj'^ Geography

Historical Stories Histor}' of Rome

"Guide to Knowledge"

Fifth Year.

Mental Arithmetic Reading and Spelling

Practical Arithmetic Mental and Practical Arithmetic

Geography History of United States

Lilienthai's "Things Taught" "Guide to Knowledge"

History of United States

Sixth Year.

Practical Arithmetic Arithmetic, Mental and Practical

History of United States Physiology

Physiology ■ History of United States

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