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The studies in chemistry and allied branches begin with general experimental chemistry, inorganic and organic, followed by analytical chemistry, as an application, viz.: qualitative, quantitative and blowpipe analysis, subjects indispensable to subsequent work in metallurgy and assaying. Having acquired a working power in chemistry, the student begins the study of mineralogy, which is developed with special reference to its bearing on mining, and is followed by a course in geology.

The technical branches of mining, metallurgy and assaying, peculiar to this College, are taken up in the Senior year, when the student has had sufficient training in the general and preparatory branches to study them with profit.

The instruction in mining and metallurgy is illustrated throughout by maps, plans, drawings and sketches of mines, furnaces, etc., together with actual working results whenever possible. The illustrations and references are drawn from typical mines and reduction works in operation in California and Nevada, so that the vacation trips of the student may be made more directly useful to him. In order that the student may have a ready means of following up any subject for himself, constant reference is made for details to the best technical literature, standard and current, in English, French and German.

In the course in metallurgy, after the general consideration of the subjects which concern the treatment of all the metals, the rest of the undergraduate work is devoted to a detailed study of all the important methods in use for the reduction of the ores of lead, silver, gold and quicksilver. These have been selected as the metals most intimately connected with California's industries; the other metals have been reserved for graduate study, for the reason given under the head of lectures on metallurgy, Special Part, page 62, above.

In assaying, the treatment of each metal is explained by lecture, following which the student is required to work the metal in the laboratory, and to obtain accurate results before another is treated. Since the wet methods are taught in the quantitative chemical laboratory, most attention is paid to fire assays. Students are advised to spend their vacation throughout the course in examining typical mines and smelting works in various parts of the State.

For details concerning laboratory facilities in assaying, metallurgy, chemistry, mineralogy, physics and mechanics, see pages 69–73.

For details concerning the subjects taught in the course, the reader is referred to the descriptions of the several courses of instruction, beginning on page 37.

Outline of Studies.

English (two terms), I. (a), II.

Eight Themes the first year, six the second, and four the third.

German (four terms), I.

Mathematics (four terms), II., VI., VII.

Surveying (one term), I.

Field Practice (two terms), II.

Physics (two terms), I.

Analytic Mechanics (two terms), I. (a).

Physical Laboratory (two terms), VIII. and IX.

Instrumental Drawing and Descriptive Geometry (two terms), II.

Mechanical Drawing (one term), IV.
Graphostatics (one term), V.

Strength of Materials (one term), V.
Hydrodynamics (one term), II.
Construction (two terms), VI.

Chemistry (three terms), I., II.
Qualitative Analysis (two terms), V.
Quantitative Analysis (two terms), VI.
Blowpipe Analysis (one term), VIII.
Mineralogy (four terms), I., II.
Geology (two terms), I.

Mining (two terms), I.
Metallurgy (two terms), II.

Assaying (two terms), III.

Metallurgical Laboratory (one term), IV.

The course concludes with a written thesis on some subject connected with mining or metallurgy, and leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science.

Special Students. Students of the requisite qualifications may concentrate their entire attention on mining, metallurgy or assaying, with the subjects directly related.

GRADUATE COURSES.

Students desiring to pursue advanced or special work after graduation, will be afforded every facility that the libraries, laboratories and collections of the University offer.

Candidates for the professional degrees in this College must satisfy the following conditions:

To obtain the degree of MINING ENGINEER, the candidate must be a graduate of the College of Mining of this University or give evidence satisfactory to its Faculty of having successfully pursued a course of study equivalent to its regular undergraduate course. He must also pass a satisfactory examination in the following subjects: Mining, ore dressing, petrography, economic geology, thermodynamics (elements), drawing and construction of mining machinery, blowpipe assaying and political economy. He must have had at least one year of actual practice in the field in the course chosen, and must show by an original memoir upon some subject bearing upon this profession his power to apply his knowledge to practice. This degree will not be given earlier than three years after graduation.

A candidate for the degree of METALLURGICAL ENGINEER must pass an examination in the following subjects: Metallurgy, ore dressing, assaying and analysis, blowpipe assaying, thermodynamics (elements), drawing and construction of furnaces and metallurgical machinery, and political economy. In all other respects the conditions are the same as those required for the degree of Mining Engineer.

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COLLEGE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING.

FACULTY.

The Faculty of each College consists of the President of the University and the resident Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors giving instruction in the College.

Professor KELLOGG, PRESIDENT pro tempore; Professor STRINGHAM, DEAN; Professors HESSE, JOHN LE CONTE, JOSEPH LE CONTE, PUTZKER, RANDOLPH, RISING and SOULÉ; Associate Professors BACON, EDWARDS, JONES, PAGET and SLATE; Assistant Professors HASKELL, LANGE and O'NEILL.

THE UNDERGRADUATE COURSE.

The requirements for admission are given on page 32.

The work in the first two years of the undergraduate course is designed to furnish a thorough training in the fundamental principles of the mathematical and modern physical sciences and in English, and to afford the student the opportunity to acquire a reading knowledge of French or German.

The work in the third and fourth years of the course is devoted mainly to the special engineering subjects, surveying, field practice with all the instruments in common use, strength of materials, engineering structures and astronomy. For details concerning the subject-matter and methods of instruction in these special branches, see pages 60-61.

A valuable collection of surveying instruments, including rods, steel tapes chains, hand and Y levels, theodolites, transits, solar and surveyors' compasses, plane tables, etc., is in the possession of the department. There is an excellent assortment of models in wood of the various bonds of masonry, and of different walls, arches, gateways; of joints and fastenings in carpentry; and of bridge and roof trusses. Diagrams of various European and American engineering structures, and the hypsometrical and surveying apparatus formerly belonging to the California Geological Survey, are in the collection. The following outline indicates briefly the scope of the four years' course. Further details concerning the subjects mentioned will be found in the descriptions of the several courses of instruction, beginning on page 37:

Outline of Studies.

English (two terms), I. (a), II.

Eight Themes the first year, six the second, and four the third.

French (four terms), I., II., or German (four terms), I. [French is recommended.]

Mathematics (four terms), II., VI., VII., XII.

Physics (two terms), I.

Physical Laboratory (two terms), VIII. and IX.

Astronomy, Geodesy, Navigation and Nautical Astronomy (two terms), I., II. Surveying (one term), I.

Roads, Railroads and Canals (one term), II.

Field Practice and Mapping (two terms), III.

Elements of Industrial Drawing (one term), I.

Instrumental Drawing and Descriptive Geometry (two terms), II.

Topographic Drawing (two terms), III.

Graphostatics (one term), V.

Analytic Mechanics (two terms), I. (a).
Hydrodynamics (one term), II.
Construction (two terms), VI.

Sanitary Engineering (one term), IV.

Strength of Materials (one term), V.

Engineering Structures (one term), VI.

Engineering Specifications and Contracts (one term, optional), VII.

Chemistry (three terms), I., II.

Qualitative Analysis (two terms), V.

Blowpipe Analysis (one term), VIII.
Zoology (two terms), I.

Geology (two terms), I.

The course concludes with a problem or investigation in some engineering subject, and leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science.

GRADUATE COURSES.

To graduate students are extended the abundant facilities for advanced or special work which the libraries, laboratories and collections of the University afford.

The degree of CIVIL ENGINEER is conferred under the following conditions: The candidate must be a graduate of the College of Civil Engineering of this University, or he must give evidence satisfactory to its Faculty of having successfully pursued a course of study equivalent to its regular undergraduate

course.

He must pass a satisfactory examination in the following subjects: Railway construction, principles of equipment and administration, railway tunnels, foundations in dry and wet soils or under water, principles of construction of walls, arches, domes, etc., standard authors upon river and harbor engineering, practical astronomy, drawing and designing of engineering structures, history (elective alternatively with English), political economy (elective alternatively with English).

He must have practiced his profession for not less than one year, and he must present an acceptable original memoir on some professional subject. This degree will not be given earlier than three years after graduation.

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