1891-1896 Whitman Speech and Debate Team

 

 

1891-1892

Rev. Cushing Eells, D.D., Founder of the College

A.J. Anderson, A.M., Ph.D., President and also professor of Psychology, Pedagogy and Civics.

Mrs. M.C. Gunn, Professor of Rhetoric, English History and Literature.

Description: 1933-1934 faculty

 

The Anthaeum Society begins in 1891, a group dedicated to literary, philosophical, and political debate.

 

Rhetoric was taught in the third year of studies in the Collegiate Department, under the Classical Course.  It was also taught in the second year in the Literary-Scientific Course.  Ethics, United States Constitution and Orations were taught in the fourth year of classical studies, or the third year of Literary and Scientific studies (This program was three years).

The College year included 39 weeks, and was divided in 3 terms.

 

1892-1893

·        Rev. Cushing Eells, D.D., Founder of the College and President of the Board of Trustees.

·        James Francis Eaton was the college president and also professor of Intellectual Philosophy and Ethics.

·        William D. Lyman was Professor of Political Science and English.

·        Whitman now has the following departments: The College, the Academy (which includes College preparatory, Business and Normal Courses), the Sub-preparatory English Department, and the School of Music.

·        Edwin W. Bishop, Miss Anne S. Young, and Miss Harriet E. Cushman join the Whitman Faculty. In addition, Payn B. Parsons is appointed to teach Modern Languages courses.

 

Oratory and Poetics is a new class, which was taught during the second trimester of the sophomore year under the College Department.  Rhetoric classes are offered during the fall semester of the junior year under the College and the Academy, which includes Classical, Scientific and Literary, Business and Normal areas of study.

 

Bible and Rhetoric work required one hour each week through the four years.

 

School re-organizes

 

FRESHMAN YEAR.

 

TERMS    CLASSICAL                  SCIENTIFIC.                 LITERARY.

FALL        Latin-Livy.                      French or German.        Latin-Livy.

                Chemistry.                     Chemistry.                     Chemistry.

                Algebra.                         Algebra.                         Algebra.

 

WINTER  Latin-Horace                  French or German.        Latin-Horace.

                Greek-Herodotus&Thucyd                                   Chemistry.          Chemistry.               

                Solid Geom. & Conic Sect.                                  Solid Geom. & Conic Sect.                Solid Geom. & Conic Sect.

 

SPRING   Latin Tafitus.                  French or German.        Latin-Tacitus.

                Greek-Memorabilia.       Chemistry.                     Chemistry.

                Prose-Competition

                Trigonometry.                Trigonometry.                Trigonometry.

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

TERMS    CLASSICAL                  SCIENTIFIC.                 LITERARY.

FALL        Greek-Plato.                  French or German.        French or German.

                Anal. Geometry.            Anal. Geometry.            Anal. Geometry.

                Rhetoric.                        Rhetoric.                        Rhetoric.

 

WINTER  Latin-Juvenal                 Calculus.                        Calculus or Oratory and Poetics.

                Greek-Demosthenes     Mining.                           French or German.        

                Hist. of Civilization.        History of Civilization.    History of Civilization.

                                                       Surveying.

 

SPRING   Latin Terence;.              Mining.                           French or German.

                Greek-Euripides or Aesch.                                  English History.  English History.

                Physics-Mechanics.      Physics-Mechanics.       Physics-Mechanics.

 

JUNIOR YEAR

TERMS    CLASSICAL                  SCIENTIFIC.                 LITERARY.

FALL        English O.E. & E. 3h.    English O.E. & E. 3h.     English O.E. & E. 3h.

                Biology. 2h,                   Biology. 2h,                    Biology. h,

                Cicero De Natura . . .    Cicero De Natura . . .     Cicero De Natura Deorum.

                Theism.                         Theism.                          Theism.

 

WINTER  Physics-Molecular.        Physics-Molecular.        Physics-Molecular.

                Astronomy.                    Astronomy.                    Astronomy.

                English. 2h.                   English. 2h.                    English. 2h.

                Biology. 3h.                   Biology. 3h.                    Biology. 3h.

 

SPRING   Geology and Min.          Geology and Min.          Geology and Mineralogy.

                Biology. 3h.                   Biology. 3h.                    Biology. 3h.

                Human Physiology.       Human Physiology.       Human Physiology.       

                English. 2h.                   English. 2h.                    English. 2h.

 

SENIOR YEAR

TERMS    CLASSICAL                  SCIENTIFIC.                 LITERARY.

FALL        Logic and Philosophy.   Logic and Philosophy.   Logic and Philosophy.

                Evidences of Christianity.                                    Evidences of Christianity.                Evidences of Christianity.

                Constitution of U.S. & Eng                                   Constitution of U.S. & Eng                Constitution of U.S. & Eng

 

WINTER  Philosophy.                    Philosophy.                    Philosophy.

                Asthetics.                       Asthetics.                       Asthetics.

                Political History of US    Political History of US    Political History of US

 

1893-1894

 

Myron Eells is the President of the Board of Trustees.

James Francis Eaton was the college president and also professor of Intellectual Philosophy and Ethics.

William D. Lyman was Professor of Political Science and English.

Mrs. M.C. Gunn, Professor of Rhetoric, English History and Literature.

 

Oratory and Poetics is a class, which was taught during the second trimester of the sophomore year under the College Department.  Rhetoric classes are offered during the fall semester of the junior year under the College and the Academy, which includes Classical, Scientific and Literary, Business and Normal.

Bible and Rhetoric work required one hour each week through the four years.

Astronomy is added as a new class under the College and the Academy.

 

1894-1895

 

Rev. Stephen B. L. Penrose was the College President and also Professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy.

William D. Lyman was Professor of Political Science and History.

The buildings of the college consisted of a large Recitation Hall in which are located the Chapel and executive offices.  Other Buildings include the College Library, the Ladies’ Hall, and the Young Men’s Dormitory.

 

English is offered as work of the Academy.   The work in English consists of the reading and critical study of masterpieces from English and American Literature.  Exercises in Composition, Rhetoric, and Elocution accompany this.

 

Oratory and Poetics is class, which was taught during the second trimester of the sophomore year under the College Department.  Rhetoric classes are offered during the fall semester of the junior year under the College and the Academy, which includes Classical, Scientific and Literary, Business and Normal.

 

Bible and Rhetoric work required one hour each week through the four years.

 

PHILOSOPHY.

President PENROSE.

Logic.—Jevon’s Logic is used as the text-book in this course. Classroom work in argumentation and in the application of the principles of the science is required.

Senior course. Two hours a week during the winter term.

The History of Philosophy.—An introduction to the study of Meta­physics is given by lectures and text-book of Schwegler’s History of Philosophy. Modern philosophy, and particularly that of Lotze, will be studied.

Senior course. Five hours a week during the spring term.

 

1895-1896

RHETORIC, ELOCUTION, AND ORATORY.

PROF. O. A. HAUERBACH.

Rhetoric—A thorough study and application of Genung’s Rhetoric. Fall term Junior course, five hours weekly. One or more essays for correction each term, Freshman and Sophomore. One or more orations each term, Junior and Senior.

(Note: Genung was a writing/english rhetoric scholar who wanted ‘scientific’ study of language and who wanted students to engage in their own original composition rather than the dominant mode of memorization at the time)

Oratory—One or two hours weekly during Junior and Senior years, devoted to systematic study of oratory and to personal drill of each pupil.

Elocution—-The psychological development of expression is the method used. The aim is to teach pupils to speak not words, but ideas. Class work in reading. Individual work on selections, dramatic and oratorical. Presentation of Shakespearean plays.  Progressive work in this department throughout all courses.

Voice and Physical Culture—The voice and body systematically developed and trained by means of the Emersonian system now used in such schools as the Emerson school of oratory, Boston, and the Columbia school of oratory, Chicago.

(Note: The Emersonian system emphasized voice and body movement and articulation to express ideas as effectively as possible.)

 

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