America at College as Seen by a Scots Graduate

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byRobert Knox Risk

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...one of the four departments mentioned above. If his line is transportation, which offers, perhaps, the most spacious career to the young American, these are his recommended studies: Economic History, Law of Contracts, Modern Business Methods, Accounting, Eailway Transportation, Comparative Eailway Legislation, Kail-way Eates, Government Ownership, Tariffs, Ke-ciprocity and Shipping, American Agriculture, Trusts, Labour and Capital, Finance, Economic Geography of North America, Law of Public Service, Companies and Carriers. The banking curriculum includes several of these courses, a number special to the department, and even one on Commercial Crises. The future journalist's required work is European History in the Nineteenth Century, English Constitutional History, the Study of Society, Municipal Government, Press Development and Organisation, and English--which comes last on the list, and quite appropriately so, in the case of many American journalists. There are other nine courses to be elected, so there is plenty of scope for specialisation. Even the British business man, case-hardened in the belief that a University training unfits youth for an office, must be inclined to qualify his opinion in relation to college courses on such practical lines. Another noteworthy feature is the Department of General Literature. The Department of English was modelled directly upon the Harvard plan. It offers some seventy courses, not all of them in every term, or even in every session. Studies in Eighteenth Century Comedy, English Drama from 1600-1642, the Critical Writings of Coleridge, Later Middle English, and Argumentation, are examples of Chicago's method of conquering the field of letters by division. But the aim of the Department of General Literature...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...one of the four departments mentioned above. If his line is transportation, which offers, perhaps, the most spacious ca...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217679013

ISBN - 13:9780217679015

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