1903-1904 Whitman Speech and Debate Team
Athenaeum and Phrenakosmian Literary Societies
Libethrean And Philolithian Societies for Women begin.
Athenaeum and Phrenakosmian Literary Societies,
meeting weekly, furnish opportunity to the young men for profitable practice in
the important work of debate and oratory. The Libethrean
and Philolithian Literary Societies have been
organized by the young women of the College ‘for the development of literary
culture and social life. An Inter-collegiate Debating Association was formed in
1898, including the
ORATORY— TV. Demosthenes—D’Ooge’s De Corona. Hellenic history, oratory and statesmanship. Comparison of the world’s great orations. Sophomore Course. Two hours a week during the second semester.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. Professors Hendrick and Lyman, Assistant Professor Cobb.
I. Rhetoric and Composition—Recitations
and interviews, with occasional lectures.
Freshman Course. Two hours a week throughout the year. (a)—American Literature— A study of the leading American authors for the past hundred years, beginning with Pranklin and coming down to the present day. Especial attention will be given to Longfellow, Hawthorne, Emerson, Lowell and Holmes. A large amount of supplementary reading will be required; also frequent written reports. Recitations and lectures. Text, Pancoast, Introduction to American Literature. Versification. A knowledge of elementary principles, such as are to be found in Gummeres Poetics, part III. Sophomore Course. Two hours a week during the first semester. II.
(h)—Argumentation. A study of the process of argument by analysis and construction. Writing of arguments. Oral debates. Individual criticisms and interviews. Text book; Baker, Principles of Argumentation. Composition; The writing of at least four original compositions. There will be no examination on this part of the work, but marks assigned for compositions written during the term will count as one paper at the semester examinations. Sophomore Course. Two hours a week during the second semester.
DEPARTMENTS AND COURSES OF STUDY
45 Composition. Lectures, recitations, and written exercises. Short themes
are written in class and longer ones are required fortnightly. The themes are
criticized in detail by the instructors, consultation hours are appointed, and
each student is required to discuss his work with his instructor.
2. Composition. A study of words, the sentence, and the paragraph; lectures on the various kinds of composition —exposition, criticism, description, argument, narration. Exercises are assigned dealing with the different forms of writing discussed. A limited amount of illustrative reading is required. Two hours per week throughout the year. Open to students who have completed Course 1.
3. Composition. Lectures on the art of writing, with special reference to the different forms of prose literature. The various masterpieces of prose literature are discussed. Written work is required dealing with the kinds of writings discussed in the lectures. Two hours per week throughout the year. Open to students by special permission of the instructor.
4. Argumentation. A study of the processes of argument by analysis and construction; writing of arguments, oral debates, individual criticisms, and interviews. Baker, Principles of Argumentation. Two hours per week either semester. Open to students who have completed Course 5. Omitted in 1904-1905.]
5. Oral Expression. Vocal training and interpretative readings; practice in the preparation and delivery of short speeches. One hour per week throughout the year. Open to all students.
6. Public Speaking. Practice in the preparation and delivery of speeches; a study in the masterpieces of oratory. One hour per week throughout the year. Open to students who have completed Course 5.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF WHITMAN COLLEGE is an organization which has charge of
the general activities of the student-body. Athletics of all kinds, the
glee-clubs, debate, literary societies, and college publications are under its
control. Any student or instructor of the institution is eligible to
membership. THE ATHENAEUM AND PHEENAXOSMIAN LITERARY SOCIETIES, meeting
weekly, furnish opportunity to the young men for profitable practice in the
important work of debate and public speaking. THE LIBETHREAN AND PHILOLITHIAN
LITERARY SOCITIES have been organized by the women of the College for the
development of literary culture and social life. THE COLLEGE ORATORICAL
ASSOCIATION is a society whose aim is to develop power and taste in public
speaking. It is a charter member of the Intercollegiate Oratorical Association
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· “Henry Ford began selling the "Model A" auto for $850.”
“President Theodore Roosevelt sent the first
message across the Pacific Cable. The message connected
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