In the following list, remember that the non math books would have been studied in their original languages. Greek, latin, or what-have-you. German in
the case of Henraid and Corinne.
Here is the High School course work.
Junior Class, First Term:
Caesar's Commentaries or Fasquelle's French Reader; Greek Grammar and Reader or German Grammar; Ray's Algebra, Part
1st; English Literature.
Junior Class, Second Term:
Cicero's Orations or Telemaque; Greek Reader finished and Anabasis commenced (Xenophon’s account of the Younger
Cyrus’ expedition into central Asia) or Woodbury's German Reader; Ray's Algebra, 2d Part, commenced; [color=gold] Geometry, Five Books.
I just gotta point out my personal favorite up there. Geometry, Five Books. Yeah... That's the missing key stone. You know. The central stone in the
top of an arch that keeps it from falling in on itself, and gives the whole thing strength.
Middle Class, First Term:
Virgil's Aeneid or Henriade and Corinne ; Anabasis, finished or Schiller's Wilhelm Tell; Ray's Algebra, Part 2d,
finished; Geometry, finished.
Middle Class, Second Term:
Odes of Horace or Racine; Homer's Iliad or Marie Stewart and Klopstock; Chemistry; Trigonometry and Surveying or
Botany and Music or Drawing.
Senior Class, First Term:
Mental Science (roughly speaking, psychology); Conic Sections and Analytical Geometry or Music or Painting; Rhetoric;
Senior Class, Second Term:
Moral Science (generally this means philosophy); Natural Philosophy (this means science, just like Newtons
"Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica"); Astronomy; Geology.
Exercises in English Composition will be continued throughout both Courses. Classical students will somewhere in the Course study Latin Prose
Composition and the rules of Hexameter verse; and all will be required to write frequently exercises in Latin or Greek, or in French and German.
Students may study Differential and Integral Calculus, and thus complete their mathematical studies, if they have time and inclination to do so.
Daily Lessons are given in the elements of Vocal Music, with appropriate practice. For these lessons no extra charge will at present be made. Besides
this there is a daily exercise in Singing, engaged in by the whole school.
The School is provided with a fine rosewood Steinway PIANO and an excellent MELODEON. Those wishing to become correct and tasteful performers on these
instruments will here find excellent opportunities. The Music Classes are open to all, whether they attend the other classes or not.
This is the course of study for all students. The mathematics requirement consists of three semesters of Algebra, two semesters of Geometry, one
semester of Trigonometry and Surveying, and one semester of Conic Sections and Analytical Geometry. Calculus was not required, but could be taken by
those students with the "time and inclination to do so."
All of the above gets one a diploma. And now they are qualified to go to college to get an actual Degree. This is light years away from what a degree
means these days.
edit on 14-8-2013 by mikegrouchy because: (no reason given)