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tory, 10 recitations, in place of the second two years in foreign
language, 20 recitations, making the total semester hours for the
degree 110. This degree continued to be offered in the catalogues
until that of 1870-71, when it was displaced by the degrees of
Bachelor of Letters and Bachelor of Science. It was conferred on
fifteen graduates, the first in 1871, the last in
1876.15
The admission requirements to the collegiate course were prac-
tically the same as in the pre-war catalogues, the student to be
"thoroughly prepared in English Grammar," with four years of Latin,
two years of Greek, Algebra to equations of the second degree,
ancient and modern geography, Greek and Roman antiquities and
mythology.
As was told
above,16
the Academical Department was discontinued
in June, 1860, but the utter demoralization of education during the
Civil War made its restoration necessary if the College was to serve
those whose high school period fell within the period of the War.
Realizing this the Trustees in their action for reopening the College
provided for its reestablishment under the name of Preparatory
Department. For the third of a century after the Civil War in the State
University and the other colleges of the State and indeed of the entire
South provision was made for the instruction of students of deficient
preparation. Though this fact is obscured in the catalogues of some of
these institutions, it was nothing to be ashamed of.
In compliance with this action of the Trustees the faculty, on
December 4, 1865, provided for the admission and instruction of
academic as well as collegiate students. None under fourteen years of
age was to be admitted, and those admitted were to be required to
have passed a satisfactory examination on elementary English
grammar, practical arithmetic and geography, and to be able to read
correctly and write a legible hand. All who did not
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15
Those who received the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy are by years: 1871-
Henry Alfred Brown, Columbus Durham, Michael Napoleon Sikes, William Dunlap
Trantham; 1872-James Henry Garvey, Charles Henry Martin, James S. Mitchell;
1873--Nathaniel Boardman Canady, Allen Rogers Jones, Edwin Walter Timberlake;
1874-William David Gulledge, George Washington Purefoy; 1875-Richard Caswell
Sandling; 1876-Benjamin Franklin Montague.
16 Vol. 1, 352, 360.
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