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senior year, he must take-unless he is proficient along these lines-mechanics, mechanical engineering and laboratory, machine shop, drawing and machine design.
Students who are not prepared, or are not willing to take` the other subjects necessary to successful study of electrical engineering, will not be permitted to take a special course in this line.
Special Textile Course
To meet the demands of southern conditions for a class of young men trained in the finer details of cotton manufacture, a special two-year course has been arranged to accommodate a limited number of students who may not be in a position to take the regular four-year textile course, as scheduled and described on the preceding pages.
The course includes mathematics (beginning algebra), English, freehand and mechanical drawing, carding, spinning, weaving and designing, and is thoroughly practical and allows a greater portion of the student's time to be devoted to the pursuit of textiles in its several branches.
To pursue this course successfully, the student must be well grounded in arithmetic, and should be capable of expressing his thoughts clearly in writing. The student seeking admission to this course must present himself at the College during the regular entrance examination period. September 12th to 17th, 1906, and satisfy his instructors that he is prepared to undertake the work. No student will be admitted after that time. Students must be at least 18 years of age, and must have had at least one year's experience in some cotton mill. They will not be required to perform military duty, but will be subject to the general rules and regulations of the College. Students who have failed in the regular College courses will not be allowed to change to this course. No diploma is conferred upon the completion of this work, but the student receives a certificate showing that he has finished the course.
Every student is required to pursue one of the regular courses, as scheduled on the preceding pages, unless for special reasons this seems inadvisable or impracticable. In such cases an irregular course may be granted by the Faculty on the following conditions:
1. The course applied for must be such as to fully and profitably occupy the student's time.
2. The application must be accompanied by the written approval of parent or guardian and of instructors in all subjects included in the course.
3. Irregular courses are not granted to students in the preparatory class.
4. Diplomas are not issued to students in irregular courses, but a certificate of proficiency will be given when the work completed is deemed worthy of it.
A student who desires to take an irregular course will be referred to a member of the Faculty, who will advise him in reference to the character of work that is best for him to pursue. After the course has been thus arranged and approved by the Faculty, no other changes will be allowed without the endorsement of his adviser.
If a boy is not sufficiently advanced to enter the freshman. class and the President concludes that said boy has not had, and can not get, sufficient school facilities at or near his home to prepare him to enter the freshman class, then he will be allowed to enter the preparatory class. In this class thorough instruction is given in the elements of English, mathematics, history, and geography.
If a boy has had or can get sufficient school facilities at or near his home then he must stand his examination for one of the College classes and, failing to pass the required examinations for the freshman class, will not be allowed to enter the preparatory class, but must return home.
The instruction in this department is under the immediate supervision of the professors of English, mathematics, history, and geology in the College, and is closely articulated with the work of the advanced classes.
The course of study is as follows:
Arithmetic, 5 hours a week.
Algebra, 5 hours a week.
Grammar and Composition, 5 hours a week.
Geography, 3 hours a week for last two terms.
Students who satisfactorily complete this course will be advanced to the freshman class. Those who fail to pass to the higher class may review the course the next session. Upon recommendation of the instructors of the department, a student in the preparatory class may be permitted, at any time during the session, to stand examinations for admission to the freshman class.
Reports, Grades and Promotions
Reports of class-standing and discipline are sent to parents at intervals of approximately one month throughout the session. During 1906-1907 these reports will be made up for the periods ending on the following dates, and will usually be mailed to parents about one week later: Oct. 26th and Dec. 14th,* 1906; Feb. 1st, Mar. 8th,* Apr. 19th, and May 31st, 1907. Dates marked with the asterisk (*) are approximate, depending upon the beginning of the respective term examinations.
The session is divided into three terms, ending Dec. 22d, 1906, March 1st, and June 8th, 1907, respectively. Examinations are held at the close of each term, and reports are sent to parents giving the results of these examinations and also the averages of monthly grades in all subjects pursued by the student. The student must attain at least the passmark, 60 per cent., on both examination grade and term average in each term separately and in every subject in his course, in order to be entitled to promotion to the next higher class.
No student is entitled to a second examination in any subject, except by special permission of the Faculty. In case of only one or two failures such permission is usually granted, provided the student's record indicates a reasonable degree of application to his studies.
Students whose conditions have not been removed by the opening of the next session will be required to take the work of the preceding year over, unless for special reasons an extension of time is allowed.
Students who are taking over the work of any year in a regular course, or who for any reason have been put back from a higher to a lower class, are required to take the full work of that class.
A student taking any subject over waives the right to all previous records in that subject, and is placed upon the same footing as students taking the work for the first time.
Parents will be advised to withdraw students who habitually shirk duties.
Degrees, Medals and Honors
The degree of Bachelor of Science (B. S.) will be conferred on any student who satisfactorily completes one of the prescribed four-year courses of study, as tabulated on the preceding pages, and submits an approved thesis not later than June 1st of his senior year. The course pursued is indicated on the diploma.
Distinguished Students.—Students who make first grade (90 per cent. or over) in all studies for any session are designated as distinguished, and their names are published in the catalogue of the succeeding year.
Trustees Medal.-The Board of Trustees has established a gold medal to be awarded annually to the best speaker among the representatives of the literary societies at commencement. These representatives are chosen by judges selected by the societies at the annual public exercises in Memorial Hall. The medal is awarded by judges selected by the Faculty. Won in 1905 by D. H. Hill, '06.
Literary Society Medal. It is customary for the three literary societies to award gold medals annually for excellence in debate, oratory, and declamation. The medals for excellency in debate were won by A. P. Du Bose, Calhoun; H. W. Barre, Columbian; L. W. Perrin, Palmetto.
In oratory by R. F. Gooding, Calhoun; L. E. Boykin, Columbian; D. H. Hill, Palmetto.
In declamation by J. V. Phillips, Calhoun; J. C. Lemmon, Columbian; L. R. Hoyt, Palmetto.
The Chronicle Medals.-The Chronicle, the monthly magazine published by the literary societies also usually awards three gold medals, for the best story, the best poem, and the best essay contributed by students during the year.
The Colors of Battalion are awarded at the close of each session to the best drilled battalion, and are carried by it during the succeeding session. In June, 1905, this distinction was won by the First Battalion, B. O. Kennedy, Cadet Major.
A blue sik C. A. C. Flag is awarded June of each year to the best drilled company, and carried by it during the succeeding year. This was won in June, 1905, by Company "C," A. J. Speer, Captain.