A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 182
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182 A THUMB-NAIL HISTORY OF
fessor in McGill University; to be Professor of
There is being constituted a faculty of letters in
which will be developed facilities for elementary
and advanced courses in the so-called humanities,
thereby enabling the Institute to offer both the advantages
of a liberal general education and those of
special and professional training. For these faculties
of science and letters the best available instructors
and investigators are being sought in the hope
of assembling in Houston a group of unusually
able scientists and scholars through whose productive
work 'the new university should speedily
take a place of considerable importance among the
established institutions of the country.
The subjects in which instruction will be provided
as rapidly as possible are mathematics, physics,
chemistry, biology, engineering, architecture,
ancient languages, modern languages, history,
and politics, philosophy and psychology, economics
and sociology, and art and archeaeology. The programmes
of study are being so arranged as to offer
a variety of courses leading after four years of
undergraduate work to bachelor's degrees in arts,
in science, in letters, and in their applications to
the several fields of engineering, domestic arts,
and other regions of applied science. Extensive
general courses in the various domains of scientific
knowledge will be available, but in the main the
programmes will consist of subjects carefully coordinated
and calling for considerable concentra-
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/200/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .