Lebanon Valley College
Vol. 12 (New Series) Aug., 1924
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Entered as Second-Class matter at Annville, Pa., under the Act of August 24, 1912
Officers of Administration and
GEORGE DANIEL GOSSARD, B.D., D.D President
SAMUEL O. GRIMM, B.Pd., A.M Registrar
ROBERT R. BUTTERWICK, A.M., B.D., D.D, Chairman of Com-
mittee on Extension School
SAMUEL H. DERICKSON, M.S Professor of Biological Science
B. S, Lebanon Valley College, 1902; graduate student, Johns Hopkins
University, 1902-1903; M. S., Lebanon Valley College, 1903; Professor
of Biological Science, Lebanon Valley College, 1903; Land Zoologist,
Bahama Expedition, Baltimore Geographical Society, summer 1904;
Director, collection of Eocene and Miocene Fossils for Vassar College,
summer 1908; Student, Marine Biology, Bermuda, summer 1909; Student
Tropical Botanical Gardens, Jamaica, summer 1910; Student Brooklyn
Institute of Arts and Sciences, summer 1911; Acting President of Leba-
non Valley College, summer 1912; Member American Association for
the Advancement of Science, The Botanical Society of America, the
Phytopathological Society of America-
CHRISTIAN R. GINGRICH, A.B, LL.B Professor of Social
A. B., Franklin and Marshall College, 1911; Principal of High School,
Alexandria, Pa., 1911-1912; Principal of High School, Linglestown, Pa.,
1912-1913; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1916; Mem-
ber of Law Bar of Lebanon County and of Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Bar; Professor of Political Science and Economics, Lebanon Valley
ANDREW BENDER, Ph.D Professor of Chemistry
A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1906; Ph.D., Columbia University, 1914;
Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Lebanon Valley College, 1907-
1909; Instructor in Analytical Chemistry, Columbia University, 1912-1914;
In Industrial Chemistry, 1914-1921; Chief Chemist, Aetna Explosives
Company; Chemical Director, British American Chemical Company;
Director of Control Laboratory, The Barrett Company; Professor of
Chemistry, Lebanon Valley College, 1921 —
ROBERT R. BUTTERWICK, A.M., B.D., D.D., Professor of
Philosophy and Bible
A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1901; A. M., ibid., 1904; B.D., Bone-
brake Theological Seminary, 1905; D.D., Lebanon Valley College, 1910;
twenty-six years in the Ministry; Professor of Philosophy and Religion,
Lebanon Valley College, 1912-1922; Professor of Philosophy and Bible,
HAROLD BENNETT, Ph.D., Josephine Bit ting er Eberly Professor of
Latin Language and Literature
B. A., Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1915; military service
with Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 1915-1918; Fellow in Latin, Uni-
versity of Chicago, 1919-1921; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1921;
Professor of Latin, College of Charleston, Charleston, S. C, 1921-22;
Professor of Latin Language and Literature, Lebanon Valley College,
ELMER RHODES HOKE, B.D., Ph.D., Professor of Education and
A. B., Franklin and Marshall College, 1913; A. M., ibid., 1914; B.D.,
Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church, 1917; A. M., Johns
Hopkins University, 1920; Ph.D., ibid., 1922. Four years in High School
teaching; three years in the Ministry. Professor of Education and
Psychology, Hood College, 1920-1922; Professor of Education, Birming-
ham-Southern College, summers 1922-1923; Professor of Education and
Psychology, Lebanon Valley College, 1922 —
FROM time to time members of the Faculty of Lebanon Valley
College have been called upon to conduct "extension courses"
in various places, so as to meet the needs of such persons
as found it impossible to attend the courses given within the college.
This service developed very naturally, and almost unnoticed. The
college is always willing and ready to extend its services where they
are needed and appreciated. To those who have so loyally supported
and encouraged the success of this movement the college is greatly
indebted. It hopes to meet this obligation by employing its edu-
cational facilities in a manner productive of the greatest service to
those interested in educational advancement. Accordingly, the col-
lege will be glad to receive requests from groups who desire courses
other than these, and to arrange, whenever possible, to supply such
instruction as may be desired.
The courses offered are, for the most part, intended primarily for
those engaged in teaching. However, all other qualified persons will
be admitted to extension courses, and some courses are more or less
definitely planned to meet the needs or interests of persons outside
of the teaching group. All courses will be taught by regular members
of the College Faculty, and will be of regular college grade and
receive credit as such. Inasmuch as Lebanon Valley College is an
accredited institution, on the first list of colleges and universities,
persons who complete these courses may safely assume that their
credits will be honored wherever they may be presented. The credits
earned in these courses will be regularly counted by Lebanon Valley
College towards its degrees.
Each class will meet for thirty sessions at the specified time each
week from September to May, exclusive of Thanksgiving, Christmas
and Easter recesses. The first meeting of each group will be held
in the week of September 29.
Registration may be made at the time and place of the first meet-
ing of the classes. All those who are interested are invited to
attend the first meeting of any class, at which time questions may
be asked and the nature of the work more fully explained.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
The requirements for admission are set forth in the annual catalog
of the college. College credit will be given only to those who have
had a four year high school course or the equivalent. A teacher's
certificate will be accepted as evidence of satisfactory preparation
for admission to the courses. A limited number of persons whose
preparation may not meet the requirements as set forth above may
be admitted at the discretion of the instructors.
PLACE AND TIME OF CLASSES
In Harrisburg the classes will meet in the Technical High School.
Lebanon classes will meet in the Junior High School. Classes
meeting in the college at Annville are specifically so noted.
Evening classes will meet for a double period, beginning at 7:00
and continuing until 9:00. The time of meeting of other classes is
stated in connection with the description of the course.
A fee of $2.00 will be charged for matriculation and registration
in the case of all who have not previously matriculated in the
college. The tuition charge for extension courses will be $6.00 for
each credit point, a point being a semester hour. For example, the
charge for matriculation and registration in courses leading to eight
points credit would be $50.00. This is approximately the regular fee
for tuition in the college. Fees for the first term are due and payable
on or before October 13 and for the second term, on or before Feb-
ruary 9. Remittances should be made to the Treasurer, and may be
sent by mail, or, if more convenient, by the person of the instructor.
SCHEDULE OF ORGANIZATION MEETINGS
Harrisburg— Technical High School Building, Sept. 29, 7:00 P. M.
Lebanon— Junior High School Building— Sept. 29, 7:00 P. M.
The Department of Biology aims to offer in extension courses
to teachers the courses in Biological Science required for graduation
with the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in
Education, or in the fulfillment of the requirements of a minor in
Biology. The courses offered also constitute the first three courses
required of those majoring in Biology.
The courses include a course in General Biology, one in Botany
and one in Zoology. Not all of the courses are offered in the same
year. The course in General Biology was given in 1923-24. The
course in Botany is offered this year and the course in Zoology
will be offered in 1924-25.
While a course in General Biology will prove very helpful to
those pursuing the courses in Botany and Zoology, the latter are
so arranged that they may be taken without the former.
Each of the courses is divided into two parts. Part one consists
of lectures, demonstrations and recitations. Part two consists ofl
laboratory and field work.
The following will be offered this year:
Biology E 28 — Botany. Part One. Two hours. Throughout the
year. Four points. Lectures, demonstrations and recitations.
The object of the course is to give the student a broad, general
knowledge of the plant kingdom. The lectures will give a general
survey of the plant kingdom from the simplest to the most complex,
giving about equal consideration to structure, physiological processes,
life history, ecological relationships and economic importance. Each
plant studied will be viewed from the standpoint of its origin and
The course, although inculcating the scientific habit of thought,
will emphasize the cultural rather than the technical aspects of the
Part Two. Two hours. Throughout the year. Four points.
Laboratory and field work.
Representatives of practically every class in the plant kingdom
will be studied in the laboratory with reference to structure and life
history and in the field to ascertain their ecological relationships.
In this work the student has the opportunity to get, by personal
observation, concrete ideas of the principles and generalizations
discussed in Part One.
Methods of conducting field work, of collecting materials for
laboratory and preserving same for museum or demonstration, the
preparation of microscopic slides, etc., are included in this part of
The laboratory work is given only at the college laboratory at
Annville, where every modern facility for conducting the work is
provided. Each student is furnished with compound microscope,
dissecting instruments, apparatus for experiments, note book and
drawing materials for which a laboratory fee of six dollars per
semester is charged in addition to the tuition for the course. Field
trips are made to several points of Botanical interest. Materials
are available for those who desire to prepare an herbarium.
BIBLE AND ETHICS
E-14. Old Testament History. Two hours. Throughout the year.
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the main
facts of Old Testament History, and to serve as a working basis
for succeeding courses.
E-54. The Religious History of the Jews During the Time of the
Kingdoms. Two hours. Throughout the year.
The purpose of this course is to furnish the student with a knowl-
edge of the religious growth and practices during the time of the
Kingdoms under the leadership of the prophets.
E-33. Ethics. Second semester. Three hours.
This course will be primarily constructive and critical and his-
torical only in so far as its constructive purpose demands. Much
attention will be given to the practical bearing of the doctrine set
forth on the pressing problems of today — such as individualism, the
integrity of our social institutions, the problems which grew out of
The college offers this year two lecture-demonstration courses in
E-14. General Chemistry. — An introduction to the study of chem-
istry, including a study of the elements, their classification and
properties, and a study of the important compounds of each element.
During the course constant reference is made to manufacturing and
industrial processes, and interpretation of the phenomenal material
development of the present century is made in the light of the rapid
increase in chemical knowledge. Each lecture will be illustrated by
lecture experiments and the use of charts and industrial products.
Two hours. Both semesters. Four points.
E-24. General Organic Chemistry. — A study of the sources, classi-
fication and type reactions of organic materials, of food-stuffs and
their relation to nutrition, dyes, pharmaceuticals, explosives, coal
tar intermediates, manufacturing processes and recent developments
in this field of Chemistry. The course will include a carefully
selected series of demonstrations, the display of a large number of
representative materials, and the use of about one hundred charts
specially designed and prepared by the instructor. A knowledge of
the elements of Chemistry will be assumed. Two hours. Both
semesters. Four points.
Both of these courses will be given in popular language, as free
from technical terms as possible. Laboratory work in connection
with both courses can, if desired, be done on Saturdays in the college
laboratories. Additional credits will be allowed upon the completion
of such work.
EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY
E-14a. Psychology. — Introductory course, intended to give the
student a general knowledge of the phenomena of the mind; to lay
the foundation for further psychological work ; and to provide a
psychological basis for the study of education, sociology and phi-
losophy. First semester. Two points.
E-14m. Child Psychology. — One hour per day. A course on the
nature and development of intellect and character during childhood
and adolescence. Two points. Second semester.
E-24a. The Project Method of Teaching. — This course deals with
the origin of the project method, its meaning and importance, dan-
gers and difficulties and how they may be overcome. Each member
of the class will be expected to make an independent study of project
teaching as applied to some one special subject in which he or she
is particularly interested and to present to the group an outline oi
plans by which all or some part of the course of study in that subject
might be taught by one or more projects. First semester. Two points.
LATIN AND SPANISH
The Roman Republic. — The political and constitutional history of
Rome down to the end of the republic. A study of the Roman
experiment in forms of government, in which causes and effects will
be discussed with the idea of relating ancient experience to modern
problems. The course is so arranged as to be helpful both tc
teachers of history and teachers of Latin.
To be given at Harrisburg or Lebanon.
Latin and Spanish. — Courses in these languages meeting the re-
quirements for College credit will be arranged provided there is
E-16. General Economics. Three hours. Throughout the year.
An introductory course including a careful study of the funda-
mental principles of the existing economic order; an outline of the
development of economic thought; and an extended consideration ol
modern economic problems.
E-16. American Government and Politics. Three hours. Through-
out the year. A course designed to give the student a working
knowledge of the fundamental laws of Federal and State Govern-
ment. Much time is given to the study of leading cases.
E-16. Principles of Sociology. Three hours. Throughout the year.
The course is intended to acquaint the student with the various
theories of society together with the place of Sociology in the
general field of learning. Modern social problems are discussed
during the second semester.