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Seminary, consisting largely of books in history, science, sociology, and litera. ture. Large accessions are also being constantly made by purchase of books, especially for the departmental libraries of the Divinity School.
The Public Library of the city of Chicago, the Newberry Library, and the Crerar Library, with their large and valuable collections, are within reach of Divinity students.
II. REGULATIONS OF THE GRADUATE DIVINITY SCHOOL
Besides the general regulations of the University and the regulations of the Divinity School, the following special regulations apply to the Graduate Divinity School:
1) Candidates for a degree.-Candidates for a degree in the Graduate Divinity School are required to present the diploma of an accepted college, certifying that they have received the Bachelor's degree.
If the candidate's college degree was obtained without classical Greek, he must (before taking course 1 in New Testament Greek) either (a) pass the examination in Greek 1 and 2 (Elements of Greek and Anabasis) for admission to the Junior College of the University, or (6) take courses 0 and 00 in the Department of Classical Greek in a college of the University. In the latter case the work so done will be credited as two majors toward the requirements for a Divinity degree, if the student's college degree has been equalized with that of the University of Chicago; otherwise two toward the equalization of his college degree with that of the University.
2) Unclassified students.- Unclassified students may be admitted to the courses of instruction without examination, provided that (a) they can show good reason for not entering one of the regular classes; (b) they can give evidence to the Dean and the particular instructor under whom they desire to to study that they are prepared to undertake the proposed subject or subjects.
3) Students under other faculties.—a) All the departments of the Divinity School are open to Graduate and Senior College students, the par. ticular courses offered being determined by each department; (b) Senior College students intending to enter religious work as a vocation, who have completed nine majors of Senior College work are permitted elect the nine remaining majors in the Graduate Divinity School, and the majors so elected are credited toward the D.B. degree. Work of the same kind, amount, and quality done in other institutions receives the same credit.
4) Admission to advanced standing.–Students coming from theological schools of high grade receive credit for work already done up to eighteen majors.
5) Medical missionaries. - Special arrangements may be made in the case of students preparing for work as medical missionaries.
2. Degrees conferred.—The Graduate Divinity School offers courses leading to the degrees of D.B., A.M., and Ph.D. Seventeen majors of the curriculum are the same for all candidates for the D.B. and Ph.D. degrees.
3. The seventeen prescribed majors.-The courses from which the prescribed majors are to be selected are as follows: Old Testament, 80, 81, or 82, 84 or 85 (or 1 and 2); New Testament, 1, 2, 3; Systematic Theology, 1, 2, 7,8 (three to be chosen); Church History, 1, 3, 4, or 18; Ecclesiastical Sociology, 63; Public Speaking, 21 or 22; Practical Theology, 2, 4, 6.
4. Election of field of work, department of study, and degree. It is the judgment of the Faculty that when the student has completed at least nine of the first fourteen prescribed majors, in which he gains a general knowledge of the field of theological study, he should determine, provisionally, in what department of the great field of the Christian ministry he expects to do his future work, and what line of study he wishes to emphasize in proparing for such work. Accordingly, on the completion of at least nine of the first fourteen majors above named each student submits to the Faculty for approval a written statement indicating –
1) His selection of one of the following fields of future work: (a) preaching, (b) religious teaching, (c) pastoral work, (d) administrative work, (e) editorial work, ) missionary work.
2) One of the following departments as that of his principal subject : (a) Old Testament, (6) New Testament, (c) Church History, (d) Systematic Theology, (e) Practical Theology, () Ecclesiastical Sociology.
3) A professor in the department in which he has chosen his principal subject, as his adviser, under whose direction he does his subsequent work.
4) Which of the following degrees he is seeking: (a) Master of Arts, (b) Bachelor of Divinity, (c) Doctor of Philosophy.
5. Requirements for the degree of A.M.
1) The candidate for the degree of A.M. must have completed a Bachelor's course equivalent to that required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the University of Chicago.
2) Candidates for the degree of A.M. are recommended by the Divinity Faculty to the Graduate Faculties of Arts, Literature, and Science. They must have completed eight resident majors under the direction of the Divinity Faculty, pass examination thereon and prepare an acceptable dissertation.
3) The degree A.M. will be recommended only after five printed or typewritten copies of the dissertation upon the thesis paper prescribed by the University, one of which has been bound, have been deposited with the Librarian of the University three weeks prior to the Convocation on which the degree is conferred.
6. General requirements of candidates for the D.B. and Ph.D. degrees.
1) During his first year of residence, the student is required to take, in the Autumn and Winter Quarters, one hour each week in Music.
2) In the case of men who indicate preaching or pastoral or missionary work as their field of future labor, three majors are required in the Department of Practical Theology, namely 2, 4, and 6.
3) In the case of men who indicate teaching as their field of future labor, three pedagogical courses (majors) are required under the direction of the Department of Practical Theology.
4) Hebrew is required only of students who select the Old Testament or the New Testament as their principle department for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
5) With the approval of the Dean, a student in the Divinity School may pursue studies in any department of the University. But no student may
do more than one-third of his work in any given quarter in non-Divinity courses; provided, however, that a student who has been accepted as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree may pursue such courses in the department of the Graduate School closely related to that department of the Divinity School in which his principal work is done, as the head of that department may, in a written statement to the Dean, recommend and accept as done in the principal department.
NOTE.-All Senior College and Graduate courses offered by members of the Divinity Conference are for the purposes of this regulation reckoned as Divinity courses. These courses are printed in the Quarterly Announcements under the head “ Courses Offered by the Divinity School."
6) A student who has received, or fulfilled 'the requirements for, any degree from the University may, whenever he has fulfilled the requirements for another degree, receive that degree without further conditions of residence or interval of time; provided that this shall not be construed as modi. fying the existing regulations concerning the crediting of the same work for two degrees.
7. Special requirements for the degree of D.B.
1) Further courses.—The student who, having taken the seventeen required majors as stated in 3 and 6 above, and having made the election stated in 4 above, is accepted as a candidate for the degree of D.B., must accomplish ten additional majors under the direction of his adviser.
Of the twenty-seven majors thus required not less than eighteen must have been pursued in residence at a theological school of high standing, and the remainder in accordance with the general regulations for non-resident work. Of the total twenty-seven not less than nine must have been pursued at the University,
Graduates of other theological schools must, in order to receive the degree of D.B. from this University, after matriculation select a principal subject, and continue in residence not less than three quarters. Such students must (a) take such of the required majors as they have not already covered, and (b) accomplish the remainder of a year's work (nine majors) under the direction of the department in which the principal subject lies.
2) Thesis. The candidate for the degree of D.B. is required to prepare a thesis upon some subject in his principal or secondary department. The subject must be submitted for approval to the department to which it pertains, at least six months before the date of the final examination. The thesis itself must be submitted in written form three months before the date of the final examination, and, after final criticism, in typewritten form, upon the thesis paper prescribed by the University, six weeks before the final examination. Any exception to the above rules of time limit will be considered only on recommendation of the department concerned. The student is permitted to offer a thesis already presented in his regular class work. Accepted theses become the property of the University.
The degree will be recommended only after two bound, printed or typewritten, copies of the thesis of the candidate have been deposited with the Librarian of the University.
3) Final examination. The requirements with respect to the final exami. nation are the same as in the case of the Ph.D. degree, except that no brief of the student's work is required.
4. Requirements for the re-enacted degree of D.B.-Persons who have received the degree of D.B. from the Baptist Union Theological Seminary may, without examination or thesis, receive the same degree from the Uni. versity of Chicago. The applicant must pay a diploma fee of $5.00 and be present in person to receive the degree.
8. Requirements for the degree of Ph.D.
1.) The candidate for the degree Ph.D. must have completed a Bachelor's course equivalent to that required for the Bachelor's degree in the University of Chicago.
2) He must have completed seventeen majors in theological study, distributed as stated in 3 and 6 above.
3) He must have a reading knowledge of French and German, a good command of literary expression, and such knowledge of subjects considered fundamental as may be prescribed by the individual departments.
4) Having made the elections indicated in 4 above, which in this case must include also the selection of a secondary department (which may be either in the Divinity School or in the Graduate Schools of Arts, Literature, and Science), and having passed examinations in French and German, and having been by vote of the Divinity Faculty recommended to the Graduate Faculties of Arts, Literature, and Science, at least six months before his final examinations, and by that Faculty accepted as a candidate for the degree of Ph.D., he must continue in residence till the total period has amounted to not less than twelve quarters, and the student has accomplished work equivalent to at least thirty-six majors. The amount of work required in his principal and secondary departments will be determined by such departments, subject to the general requirements of the Ph.D. degree as fixed by the Graduate Faculties of Arts, Literature, and Science.
Graduates of other theological schools receive credit for work done in those schools, but must in all cases know the ground of the seventeen prescribed majors before being recommended to candidacy.
Of the four years thus required as a minimum for the degree of Ph.D., not less than three must have been spent in residence at a theological school of recognized high standing, and the last two at the University of Chicago.
REMARKS.-(1) The candidate for the degree of Ph.D. is permitted to take the degree of A.M. or D.B. when he shall have met the requirements of such degree. (2) The student who has taken the degree of A.M. or D.B., and who is thereupon accepted as a candidate for the degree of Ph.D., may offer toward the latter degree the work he has already done in the departments which he chooses for his principal and secondary subjects.
5) Thesis.-See p. 129 of this Register.
III. THE ENGLISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Besides the general regulations of the University and the regulations of the Divinity School, the following information and special regulations apply to the English Theological Seminary:
GENERAL INFORMATION The English Theological Seminary is open to pastors of churches, to approved students for the ministry, and to men and women who, with the commendation of their churches, propose to devote their lives to religious work.
REGULATIONS 1. Purposes.—The English Theological Seminary is intended to meet the needs of students who have not secured the advantages of a collegiate educa. tion. Pastors who are neither college nor divinity-school graduates, approved candidates for the ministry whose scholastic training is deficient, and men and women who, with the commendation of their churches, propose to devote their lives to religious work, are admitted to the English Theological Seminary.
2. Resident courses are offered in the Summer Quarter only.
3. Non-resident courses continuing those of the Summer Quarter are offered for the Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. These are so arranged as to supplement the resident work, and in such a manner that the student is able to complete during the thirty-six weeks of non-residence an amount of work equivalent to that accomplished in the twelve weeks of residence. Examinations upon the non-resident work are offered at the University at the beginning of the Summer Quarter.
4. The curriculum of the Seminary thus includes four years of continuous work, namely, four Summer Quarters in residence and twelve quarters in absence.
5. Of the twenty-four majors thus required, six may be taken in subjects preparatory to the theological curriculum, namely, Rhetoric, Logic, Psychol. ogy, History, Evidences of Christianity, and Ethics.
6. A student may prolong his course either by residing at the University one term during any particular Summer Quarter, instead of the whole quarter, or by taking a smaller number of subjects while absent from the University.
7. A certificate of graduation in English will be granted to each student who (1) completes twenty-four majors according to the conditions named above, not more than one-half of them being taken in absence; (2) presents & satisfactory thesis upon a subject approved by the professor to whose department it pertains; the subject must be selected and approved at least six months before the date of the final examination; and the thesis itself must be submitted and approved six weeks before the date of final examination; and when approved it will become the property of the University; (3) passes a satisfactory final examination in addition to the regular course examinations.
IV. THE SCANDINAVIAN SEMINARIES In accordance with the action of the Trustees, the work of the Scandinavian Theological Seminaries was transferred in October, 1894, from Cobb Lecture Hall to Walker Hall at Morgan Park, and in 1907 was transferred to Morgan Hall. The faculties of these Seminaries have been organized into a separate faculty under the Divinity Faculty for the conduct of this work.