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are designed to give the mind UNITY CLUB.
breadth of grasp and general pre-
paration, come the seminary courses A Literary Club Second to None in
--i the City-Prospects for the
. s isich speciatization is soughst. Season.
A Great Change Introduced into Text books are discarded and for
This Department. them are substituted the general This organization has always had
-- - literature of Political Science, and the name of being one of tse best
A Daily Man Has a Talk With Prof. statistics, the raw material of econo- literary clubs in the city, and its
Adams.-Nine Men are After Ad- mics. From a wide range of read- program this year sustains its repu-
vanced Degrees with Political mi0.ra. this sutranization
Economy for a Major.- A WordH1ingthe student is forced to con- tation. Ills a studeist0'ana I

About the New Instructors.-Both
are Graduates of the University of
A complete change has been
brought about in the department of
Political Economy. Its scope has
been greatly enlarged, new courses
have been added and many of the
old ones have been revised. An as-
sistant professorship has been cre-
ated and two new instructors have
been engaged. The course now of-
fered is as complete as can be found
in any American college. Prof.
Henry C. Adams, when interviewed
on the subject, said:
'Yes, the work in Political Econ-
omy has been entirely rearranged.
Our primary object has been to
adapt the courses as far as possible
to the needs of all the various
classes of students. We place in
the first class those who desire to
obtain a brief, general view of the
subject, such as may be had in one
semester's work. The text-book
course in Walker is designed to this
end. In the next class come those
students who wish to enter more
fully into the work but still confine
themselves to a general knowledge
of the subject. For them the four
lecture courses, known as the under-
graduate work, are intended, viz:
Industrial History, Elements of I,,)
litical Economy, Unsettled Proh-
lems and the Science of Finance.
The third class consists of those
undergraduates who wish to advance
so far as to take those special stud-
ies known as the intermediate
- urses. The fourth class comprises
the graduate students.''
"The changes in this department
look toward the organization of a
graduate school. It is my belief
that when students have completed
their third year in the University
they are well prepared to enter upon
ahigher plane of work. That which
is most valuable in an education can
not be obtained in lecture and reci-
tation courses. Above these, which

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struct for himself a clear and con-
sistent idea of the subject in hand.
The advantages of this system are
two-fold. In the first place, the
knowledge that the student gains is
thorough, and he makes it his own
as he could never do in a lecture or
text-book course. Secondly, and
what is of far greater importance,
he gains an insight into methods of
original research and becomes ac-
customed to the handling of un-
worked material.
"It will readily be seen that such
results are not obtainable in large
classes. Personal contact between
the instructors and students are in-
dispensable to the work. With this
in view are given Courses 21 and 22
in which the graduate students and
the four instructors meet one even-
ing in two weeks for the discussion
of current economic literature and
legislation. To bridge over the
chasm between professor and stu-
dent it was determined to appoint
two instructors on half time, who,
as they are candidates for advanced
degrees, belong in part to the stu-
dent body, raeher than appoint one
full instructor. The changes in the
course have proven emenently suc-
cessful. There are already nine
candidates for advanced degrees
with Pol. Ec. for their major study.
Five of them are for the degree of
Ph. D. and the others for Master's
"Every student should specialize
before leaving college. Whether
his subject be Political Economy or
History or Literature or Philosophy
or Languages, matters not. Let but
his investigating powers be given
exercise in the proper field and the
benefit derived will be enormous."
Assistant Professor Taylor is so
well known to students of the U. of
M. as scarcely to need an introduc-
tion. He is a graduate of North-
western University, has studied at
Johns Hopkins, and took the degree
(Continuea ouhSpage.)


and a number of the University pro-
fessors almost always appear on its
programs. Their program this sea-
son has not been definitely announc-
ed as yet, but it will include the fol-
Pres. Palmer, of the World's
Fair; Rev. T. G. Milsted, of Unity
church, Chicago; James K. Apple-
bee, of Boston, on Shakspeare, Rev.
H. W. Thomas, of McVicker's
Theatre, Chicago; Rev. Jones, of
Chicago; Rev. Calthorp, Syracuse,
N. Y.; Rev. Snyder, of St. Louis,
Mo., on Dickens; Gov. Ashley, on
personal reminiscenses of Lincoln;
Rev. Anna Shaw, of Philadelphia.
From University of Michigan: Prof.
Russell, expedition to Mt. St. Elias,
Alaska, illustrated; Prof. A. A. Stan-
ley, musical recital: Hrof. H. C.
Adams, on changes in methods of
transportation since the discovery of
America; Prof. F. N. Scott, an illus-
trated art lecture; Prof. Reighard,
on heredity; Prof. Thomas; Prof.
Demmon; Mr. Lloyd, on an expedi-
tion to Norway; B. P. Bourland;
Prof. Packham; Judge W. D. Har-
riman; Mr. E. N. Bilbie, of Detroit,
musical recital, and various others.
Season tickets will be on sale next
week, admitting to the whole course,
et $i each, at all bookstores.
Augustus Gaylord, lit '95, spent
the summer on the continent, trav-
eling the entire time with his wheel.
He visited many points of interest
and took many fine pictures with
his camera.
The first Prohibition Club meet-
ing of the year was held in the law
lecture room, at 7:30 last evening.
Officers were elected and arrange-
ments made for a mass meeting in
University Hall. Other important
business was also considered. The
president of the club, A. W. Augir,
who is also the secretary of the
National Inter-collegiate Prohibition
Association, delivered a short ad-

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