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tion, stability of employment, and industrial depressions. Careful attention will be given to the relations existing between employers and employees, and the functions of organizations of both classes. Finally will be considered the position of the individual under the present system—his preparation for a trade through apprenticeship, technical education, or otherwise; his opportunities for advancement; his economic independence. Conditions in Europe as well as in the United States will be shown. Topics will be assigned for special investigation, and the results of such inquiries will be considered in class.



15. Practical sociology. A general course on the nature and methods of social science, comprising a study of the laws of population, the institution of the family, rural and urban communities, pauperism, charities, social treatment of crime, and so on. Lectures, readings, and visits to charitable and correctional institutions in Boston and vicinity.

16. Seminary in economics and sociology. (See also Tufts Divinity School.)



DR. BASCOM, Assistant PROFESSOR BULLOCK, and Dr. Munro,

3. Sociology. The aim of this course is to give economics, ethics, and civics their true and immediate bearing on our social life.

4. Municipal government. Statistical studies of city growth; a comparative analysis of the structure of urban and rural populations, together with a discussion of the greater problems of municipal government as these present themselves in the larger centers.




A complete course in psychology at Clark University includes the following subjects:

VII. History of psychology and philosophy, including the chief culture institutions, science, medical theories, Christianity, and education generally. Dr. Hall's historical courses and Dr. Sanford's seminary.

III. The psychology of Jesus. This course involves a critical consideration of the lives of Jesus and the other literature concerning his person and teaching from the standpoint of modern psychology, from which these subjects have not yet been treated. President Hall.


DR. CHAMBErlain.

A. General, embracing : (d) Ethnology, including sociology; origin and development of the arts and sciences; mythology; folk-lore; religions. (ƒ) Criminal and pathological anthropology; ethnic morals. (g) Historical and archæological; primitive man and primitive culture.

B. Special courses upon anthropological topics most akin to psychology and

pedagogy, embodying the results of the most recent and important studies and investigations; the physical anthropology of infancy, childhood, youth, manhood, old age; the anthropological phenomena of growth, arrested development, degeneration; anthropological aspects of heredity and environment in the individual and in the race; uncivilized races and civilized races; the evolution problems of humanity; education among primitive peoples; the anthropological history of America; the interpretation of folk-lore; the psychology of primitive peoples; the trend of human progress.

The lectures in anthropology will have special bearing upon the courses in psychology and pedagogy in the university, and every effort will be made to utilize the latest results of anthropological investigations.

From time to time the most important current literature will be reviewed and students made acquainted with the best contributions to anthropological science in the various foreign languages. The importance of a thorough acquaintance with the bibliography of their subjects is impressed upon all students, and all possible assistance in this direction is always at their disposal.


B. Principles of education. This course treats certain fundamental educational principles and involves also a study of several important chapters in the history of education, with a brief account of a few representative educational systems. Such topics as the following will be included: Educational ideals. The dominant aim at different stages of development. The correlation of educational forces. The family and education. The church and education. State aid and control. The field of

scientific study in education. Antithetic educational principles. The history of nature versus convention in education. Rousseau, Pestalozzi as "pedagogical socialist." Modern Social-Pädagogik. Present problems and tendencies. One hour a

week; half a year.

Education. Dr. Hall will offer a course almost entirely new. Beginning with a brief review of systems of marriage from a biological standpoint, including age and mode of life so far as they bear on fecundity, the lectures will summarize the laws of embryonic development, birth customs, treatment of early infancy among different races, the first stages of development, growth, regimen, teething, nutrition, walking, the beginnings of speech and its implication, first efforts at drawing, singing, plays and games, social relations, methods of studying the first stages of childhood. The environment, treatment, and education of children during this period will involve a consideration of the kindergarten.


Special ethics treats, int. al., the following topics: Society in general; nature and end of domestic society; unity and indissolubility of matrimony; divorce; parental authority; education of the child; civil society, its nature, end, origin; false theories on the origin of civil society; Hobbes, Rousseau; scholastic doctrine; forms of civil government; citizenship; freedom of worship; freedom of the press; state education. MICHIGAN- ALMA COLLEGE-SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGY.


ish social life.


VI. Principles of sociology. An advanced general course. It includes an analysis and classification of social facts; discussion of the principles of social theory and the process of socialization; a study of social feeling, public opinion, and organized action; an inquiry into the causes of emotional epidemics, panics, mob violence, revolutions; an explanation of the growth of public opinion on great questions; an attempt to show from history and current events that public action is governed by definite laws of social chance. Giddings's Principles of Sociology is used as a text.



2. Principles of ethical, social, and æsthetic evolution. An introduction to the origin and development of modern literary and political thought, and of modern views of society. Professor Wenley.

4. Ethics of social evolution; a study of ethical types as seen in social and industrial relations. Professor Wenley.

18. Systematic ethics. Practical philosophy. Ethical problems in their relation to the individual and to social life and conduct. Paulsen. Professor Wenley.

16. Political philosophy. A critical study of society. The principles of political association and evolution; relations of political and industrial institutions to fundamental ideas of philosophy and religion; outline of the history of the theories of society; applications to present-day social problems. Lectures, discussions, theses. Professor Lloyd.


10. Social phases of education. A consideration of the school as a social factor in its relation to the child, to the home, to the church, to the state; also a discussion of the relation of education to vocation and to crime. Lectures and recitations. Dutton, Social Phases. Professor Whitney.


5. Problems in political economy. The immigration problem, industrial crisis, free trade and protection, the railway problem, the municipal or trust problem, taxation. Professor Adams.

5a. Social and industrial reforms. Co-operation, profit-sharing, communism, socialism, factory legislation, workingmen's insurance, trades unions, industrial federation. Professor Adams.

14. Seminary in economics. Labor organizations.

unionism. Professor Adams.

Webb's history of trade

Mr. Kenyon L. Butterfield has been appointed lecturer on rural sociology. 19. Principles of sociology. Lectures and quiz. Assistant Professor Cooley. By special permission students may elect this course without the quiz to count as three hours. This course aims at a systematic and comprehensive study of the underlying principles of social science. The general plan followed is to begin with personal relations in their simplest and most direct form; proceeding thence to the more complex forms of association, to an analysis of the processes of social change, and, finally, to a study of social tendency and the theory of progress. Historical references are freely used, but the main aim is a rational interpretation of existing society, and ample contemporary illustration is given of the principles advanced. While some attention is paid to the differing views of prominent writers, the course, in the main, is

constructive rather than critical. Each student is assigned special reading and required to write an essay upon it.

20. Problems in sociology. Lectures, quiz, and assigned reading. Assistant Professor Cooley.

This course embraces a study of the laws of population, degeneracy, the liquor problem, poor relief (public and private), vagrancy, crime, and penology, the divorce problem and kindred questions, the assimilation of the foreign element in American population, the development of cities, the tenement question, slums, social settlements, and other sociological questions of present interest. The class is supplied with a list of about twenty-five topics, accompanied by references, and each student is required to choose one of these topics and write an essay upon it.

21. Historical development of sociological thought; study of Comte, Spencer, Ward, Giddings, and others. For advanced students. Assistant Professor Cooley.

This course is intended to furnish an opportunity for comparative study and discussion of the writers who have contributed most to the growth of sociology. The class consists chiefly of graduate students and is conducted somewhat as a seminary. 22. Psychological sociology. For advanced students. Assistant Professor Cooley. This course is similar in character to Course 24 and usually, though not necessarily, succeeds it. The views of Baldwin, Giddings, Tarde, Durkheim, and others are carefully studied, but, as in other courses, it is endeavored to make this study constructive rather than merely critical.

21a. Special work with graduate students.

Assistant Professor Cooley.



Introduction to the study of sociology. Concrete descriptive study of American society will be made, dealing with the population, its groupings, institutions, and ideals. Wright, Principles of Sociology.



I. Sociology. The organic conception of society. The social elements; land and population. The primary social group; the family. The life of society; social intelligence, social feeling, social volition. Morality and law. Professor Stetson.



The first semester will give a general introduction to sociology, stating its problems and indicating the methods for their solution. In the latter part of the course special attention will be given to the practical problems of charities and penology.

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1. Sociology. A study of the character and organization of society, the causes and modes of social activity, and the processes of social development. Lectures from men who are prominent in practical sociological work in Minnesota, text-book, class discussions, and written reports on collateral reading in the library.



"The senior class takes sociology four hours a week during spring term; elective. We take general sociology and practical work by investigation and topics."

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1. Elementary sociology. Lectures on certain fundamental social problems, as, e. g., the origin and evolution of the family, the growth of population, immigration, the race problem, the growth of cities, the nature of society, etc. Study by the class of special subjects for investigation.

2. The social teachings of Jesus. A lecture course open to all students of the university.

3a. Modern philanthropy. Lectures on the social treatment of the dependent and defective classes, management of state institutions, etc. Reports by the class on special subjects of investigation.

3b. Criminal sociology. Lectures on criminal anthropology and on the social treatment of criminals.

4. Advanced sociology. Lectures, discussions, and reports on special investigations by the class.


5a. Ethnology. A study of the evolution and relations of the different races of mankind.

5b. Race psychology. A study of the comparative psychology of races as shown in their customs, institutions, and social organization.

6a. Psychological sociology. A critical study of the writings of Tarde, Le Bon, and Baldwin, with some attempt to make use of psychological principles in the interpretation of social phenomena.

7b. History of social philosophy. Lectures on the development of social thought from Aristotle to the present, especially since the time of Comte. Assigned reading. 8. Sociology of religion. A study of religious phenomena from the sociological standpoint.

9. Seminar. Special training in the sociological investigation and research.


"We have not opened a department of sociology, but have had a course of general lectures on the subject given two hours a week for six weeks, attended by about forty students. No examination required."

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