Lebanon Valley College
Vol. 11 (New Series) Aug., 1923 No. 5
Courses Offered at
HARRISBURG, ANNVILLE, LEBANON,
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
ALBERT BARNHART Treasurer of the Extension School
ELMER RHODES HOKE, B.D., Ph.D., Chairman of Committee on
HIRAM H. SHENK, A.B., A.M Professor of History
A. B., Ursinus College, 1890; A. M., Lebanon Valley College, 1900;
Student, University of Wisconsin, summer term; Instructor in Political
Science, Lebanon Valley College, 1899-1900; Professor of History and
Political Science, 1900-1916; Custodian of Public Records, Pennsylvania
State Library, 1916 to date; Instructor in Y. M. C. A. Summer Schools,
Blue Ridge, N. C, 1916-1920; Silver Bay, 1918, and Lake Geneva, 1921;
Educational Secretary, Army Y. M. C. A., Camp Travis, 1917-1918; Pro-
fessor of History, Lebanon Valley College, 1920 —
SAMUEL H. DERICKSON, M.S.. . .Professor of Biological Science
'B. S., Lebanon Valley College, 1902; graduate student, Johns Hop-
kins University, 1902-1903; M. S., Lebanon Valley College, 1903; Pro-
fessor of Biological Science, Lebanon Valley College, 1903; Land Zoolo-
gist, 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 Leb-
anon Valley College, summer 1912; Member American Association for
the Advancement of Science, The Botanical Society of America, the
Phytopatho logical Society of America, and the American Museum of
CHRISTIAN R. GINGRICH, A.B., LL.B., Professor of Social Science
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; Di-
rector of Control Laboratory, The Barrett Company; Professor of Chem-
istry, Lebanon Valley College, 1921 —
THOMAS BAYARD BEATTY, A.B., A.M. .. .Professor of English
A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1905; A. M., Columbia University,
1920; Instructor in Massanutten Academy, 1906; Teacher of English,
Central High School, Pittsburgh, 1907-1914; Student Curry School of
Expression, summers 1908-1909; student Columbia University, summers
1911, 1918 and 1919; Principal of Schools, Red Lion, Pa., 1914-1916;
Professor, Design School C. I. T., 1916-1919; study and travel in Eng-
land, summer 1922; Professor of English, Lebanon Valley College, 1919 —
ROBERT R. BUTTERWICK, A.M., B.D., D.D., Professor of Phil-
osophy and Bible
A. B., Lebanon Valley College, 1901; A. M., ibid., 1904; B. D.,
Bonebrake Theological Seminary, 1905; D. D., Lebanon Valley College,
1910; twenty-six years in the Ministry; Professor of Philosophy and Re-
ligion, Lebanon Valley College, 1920-1922; Professor of Philosophy and
JOHANN M. BLOSE, Mus.D., Director of Engle Conservatory of
Oberlin Conservatory, 1882-1885; violin pupil of Luigi van Kunits,
Vienna, 1910-1911, and Ovide Musin, New York, summer, 1912; pupil
of Dr. Geo. F. Root and Frank Gleason, Chicago, 1889-1890; piano pupil
of William F. Sherwood, Chicago, 1889-1890; Dr. William Mason, New
York, summer, 1905; Joseph Gittings, Pittsburgh, summer, 1913; Mus. D.,
Waynesburg College, 1893; director of the Conservatory of Music,
Waynesburg College, 1885-1888, 1890-1901; director of School of Music,
Washington, Pa., 1901-1914; instructor in organ, theory, and composition,
Washington Seminary, 1901-1904; organist-choirmaster, leading Pittsburgh
churches, 1902-1912; director of Atlantic City School of Music, 1915-
1920; organist-choirmaster, St. Nicholas' R. C. Church, Atlantic City,
1915-1920; conductor, Atlantic City Symphony Society, 1915-1920; director
of Hood College Conservatory of Music, 1920-1922; Director of Engle
Conservatory of Music, 1922 —
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 teach-
ing; three years in the Ministry. Professor of Education and Psychology,
Hood College, 1920-1922; Professor of Education and Psychology, Leb-
anon 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. Last year
it was believed the time had come when this phase of the activities of
the college should be definitely organized. As an organization, the
Extension School Department offered courses of study in Lebanon,
Annville and Harrisburg which were so well received and attended
that the demand for a continuation of this work prompted an en-
largement of the program so as to include similar work to be offered
at Reading. 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 educational facilities in a manner productive of
the greatest service to those interested in educational advancement.
Accordingly, the college will be glad to receive requests from groups
who desire courses other than these, and to arrange, whenever pos-
sible, 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 re-
ceive 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 October to May, exclusive of Thanksgiving, Christmas
and Easter recesses. The first meeting of each group will be held
in the week of October 1.
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 at-
tend 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 in
Reading will meet in the Boys' High School Building at Eighth and
Washington streets. Classes meeting in the college at Annville are
specifically so noted.
Evening classes will meet for a double period, beginning at 7:30
and continuing until 9:15. 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 been 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, October 2, 7:00 P. M.
Lebanon — Junior High School Building— October 3, 7:00 P. M.
Reading — Boys' High School Building— October 4, 7:00 P. M.
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
Zoology E-18. The course is designed especially for teachers. It
forms a broad background for teachers of Biology, General Science,
Physiology and Hygiene and Nature Study.
The course includes the study of structure physiology and life
history of types of all of the important groups of animals from the
Amoeba to Man.
The lectures will be illustrated with numerous specimens collected
by the teacher over a vast extent of territory including the West
Indies, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the eastern United States.
For the convenience of the student the work will be divided into
two parts which may be pursued separately if desired.
Part One. — Lectures, demonstrations and recitations. Two hours
per week throughout the 3^ear. Four points credit. Text: Hegners
Part Two. — Laboratory and Field Work. Observations, dissec-
tions and experiments. Four hours per week throughout the year,
or four hours per day first term, summer session. Four points
credit. Part one will be conducted in Lebanon, Harrisburg and
Part two will be conducted in the Biological laboratory at the
college at Annville, Saturday mornings, from Oct. 1st to June 1st,
or daib r the first term of the summer session 1924.
The credit obtained for this course ma}^ be applied either toward
a Bachelor or Master's degree. Professor Derickson.
BIBLE AND PHILOSOPHY
One course in each will be offered as follows:
E-54. The Religious History of the Jews During the Time of the
Kingdoms. Two hours. Both semesters. Four points. Professor
E-22. Introduction to Philosophy. A study of representative
philosophical writings. Two hours. Both semesters. Four points.
These classes will be held only at Annville, Pa. Classes will be
held on Saturday morning, or in the evening during the w T eek, as
preferred by the members of the group. Arrangements to be made
with Professor Butterwick at the opening of the college year.
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. Professor Bender.
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 se-
lected 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. Professor Bender.
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 phil-
osophy. First semester. Two points. Professor Hoke.
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. Professor Hoke.
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 of
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. Professor Hoke.
E-24b. The Measurement of Intelligence.— This course in the
measurement of intelligence will familiarize students with the history
of the movement as well as with present developments in this field.
A careful study will be made of the uses and methods of using the
various intelligence test results. Members of the class will be taught
how to administer the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-
Simon Scale, as well as the various group tests in most common use.
Second semester. Two points. Professor Hoke.
E-15. Modern Drama. — This is a course stressing the theories of
play-construction and dramatic criticism. The types of dramatic
literature; the aims, the technique, the problems, as represented by-
Ibsen, Hauptman, Maeterlinck, Hervieu, Rostand, D'Annunzio,
Tchekhov, Phillips, Pinero, Galsworthy, Shaw, Synge and Yeates.
Two points. Professor Beatty. Course offered in Lebanon only.
E-14. Pennsylvania in the Federal Union. — This course covers the
period from the adoption of the Constitution of the United States
to the Civil War. The place of Pennsylvania in national affairs will
be considered. The political and economic phases of our history
will receive consideration. The course is especially adapted to the
needs of those who teach in Pennsylvania and is designed to give
a more intensive local view and at the same time a broader national
outlook. Two hours. Both semesters. Four points. Professor
E-14. Public School Music. — This course will be designed to meet
the varied requirements of teachers in all grades. It will embrace
a thorough and practical study of Elements and Terminology of
Music, Ear Training, Sight Singing and Melodic Dictation; Ele-
ments of Harmony and Composition, Melodic and Harmonic Think-
ing, and Methods of Teaching. The object of this department will
be to afford teachers an opportunity of acquiring a superior knowl-
edge of the intellectual and pedagogical fundamentals of music and
music teaching. Those entering this course should have had some
preparatory work in the study of Tonality, Scales, and in Singing,
though no advanced degree of proficiency is prerequisite. Two hours.
Both semesters. Four points. Dr. Blose.
E-14. Problems of Democracy. — The course deals with the fun-
damentals of Economic Sociology and Government. The important
issues of American life are selected for study and discussion, with
the view of aiding the student to meet modern civic demands. Such
matters as Socialism, Control of Immigration, Taxation Reform, The
Cityward Movement, Crime and Correction and the various govern-
mental reform movements are made the subject of extended con-
sideration. Special effort is made to aid teachers in matters of
practical politics touching their interests personally, as the use of
the ballot, election laws, and local government, a knowedge of
which should produce a greater sense of security for those occupying
positions of leadership in the public life of the community. Both
semesters. Four points. Professor Gingrich.
E-24. American Government and Politics. — A study of the Ameri-
can Constitution, the Federal Plan of Government, and the more
important legislation, both Federal and State. The plan of the course
is to observe the government at work and to account for its varied
activities. Both semesters. Four points. Professor Gingrich.