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SUMMER SESSION, 1911
June 26 to August 5
Session of 1911.
The twelfth annual summer session of the University of California will begin Monday, June 26, 1911, and continue until Saturday, August 5, the session covering six weeks.
The University of California held its first regular Summer Session in 1900, though summer courses in several departments had been given during the years 1891-99. In 1900, 31 courses, distributed among 10 departments were offered by 25 instructors. 433 students were enrolled.
In 1910, 137 courses, representing 33 departments, were offered by a faculty of 83 instructors, and 1051 students were in attendance.
Of these 1051 students, 458 were men and 593 women. They represented 25 states and territories and 4 foreign countries. Five hundred and sixty of those in attendance were teachers, 307 being grammar school teachers, 167 high school teachers, 25 teachers in colleges, and 14 teachers in normal schools. Two hundred and seven were students in the University of California, 61 students from other universities and colleges, and 55 students in secondary schools. Thirty-two occupations other than those of teacher and student were represented; physicians, ministers, attorneys, mining and civil engineers, chemists, librarians, journalists, horticulturists, and bookkeepers being among those registered.
Purpose of the Session.
The courses in the summer session are designed to meet the needs of the following persons:
1. Teachers who wish to strengthen their grasp of their own subject by a general survey, to carry on advanced studies in it, or to gain a broader outlook by the pursuit of other branches of
study. It is a significant fact that in previous sessions more than half the students have been teachers and school officers. For this reason the authorities are planning to widen the scope of the work which is aimed primarily to meet the needs of teachers.
2. School superintendents, supervisors, and other officers. SuperVisors of music, manual training, domestic science and drawing will find at this session, work especially suited to their needs.
3. Directors of gymnasiums, and teachers of physical education and playground work. California Field offers unusual opportunities for playground demonstration, and particular emphasis will be laid on this work at the present session.
4. Graduate students to whom the advantages of smaller classes, the freer use of the facilities of libraries, laboratories, and museums, and the more direct intimate and personal contact with the professors in charge, are peculiarly possible during the summer sessions.
5. Undergraduate students who wish to use the vacation to take up studies for which they are unable to find room in their regular programmes, to shorten their courses, or to make up existing deficiencies.
6. Students entering the University who wish to obtain advanced credit, or to complete the entrance requirements. To meet their needs courses are offered in Mathematics, German, French, Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical and Free-hand Drawing, and Stenography and Typewriting.
7. All persons qualified to pursue with profit any course given, whether or not they are engaged in teaching or study.
The Faculty of the Summer School will include not only members of the regular Faculty of the University, but also a number of men of letters and of science from Eastern universities and Europe.
There are no formal requirements for admission to the Summer Session, its courses being open to all persons qualified to pursue them to advantage. But credit toward a University degree is in every case subject to the requirement that the student shall qualify as a regular matriculant.
University credit will be given only to attendants who are qualified to do systematic University work. In the absence of formal entrance requirements, the instructor in charge of a given course is to be the judge of the qualifications of candidates for credit. The instructor will enroll as regular students and as candidates for credit only such attendants as present to him, at the outset of the work, satisfactory evidence of preparation for the course to be undertaken.
In general credit will be given at the rate of one unit for fifteen exercises. A course of five lectures weekly during six weeks would have a credit value of two units. Credit may be given, in due proportion, for a smaller number of exercises, when these are of more than the usual length (which for lectures and recitations is about fifty-three minutes).
The normal amount of credit obtainable during the session, by a student who devotes his whole time to courses strictly of university grade, is six units. A bachelor's degree represents 124 or more units of credit, distributed according to the requirements of the college in which the degree is conferred.
Courses numbered from 100 to 199 may, at the discretion of the instructor, be counted for undergraduate major credit by students in the Upper Division. Courses numbered from 200 up, may, similarly, be counted as graduate courses.
In every case students desiring major or graduate credit, should make definite arrangements therefor, with the instructor at the beginning of the session. Graduate students should also consult with the sub-committees directing their work.
In all cases where work is satisfactorily completed a certificate of record will be given, upon application, even though the student be not a University matriculant.
In accordance with recent action taken by the Academic Council, students, both in undergraduate and graduate status, may, for purposes of residence, rate two summer sessions as the equivalent of one half-year.
There will be no general period of final examinations. The matter of examinations for credit will be left in the hands of the instructors, who may use the regular recitation hours for that purpose, or may make special appointments with their classes.
To insure adequate arrangements in due season, and to facilitate prompt communication with prospective students in case of
change in present plans, all persons who desire to attend any of the courses are urgently requested to notify the Recorder of the Faculties of the University of California, on or before Wednesday, June 7, using the blank form of application appended to this announcement. The office of the Recorder of the Faculties will be open for the registration of students Saturday, June 24, and Monday, June 26. See directions on p. 3 of cover.
The tuition fee will be fifteen ($15) dollars regardless of the number of courses taken. This payment entitles the student to the full privileges of the University Library, and also, in case of illness, to medical advice and hospital care without extra charge. The fee will be required of those who wish to attend as auditors merely, as well as of those who wish to undertake systematic class work and examination.
Persons desiring to attend courses or occasional lectures without examination or formal credit may secure for this purpose a ticket of general admission upon payment of the regular fee ($15). Such tickets are obtainable by mail. Address the Recorder of the Faculties of the University of California, Berkeley, California.
All fees must be paid in advance, at the opening of the Summer Session, to the Secretary of the University, at his office in California Hall.
There will be the following fees for laboratory work:
Chemistry, a deposit of $15, of which amount $5 will be returned at the end of the course, less the cost of apparatus that is broken or lost. All necessary apparatus and chemicals, with the exception of platinum ware and small weights, will be furnished by the University.
Home Economics, $2.50.
Civil Engineering, $20, and $30, commissary deposit.