The Department of Chemistry used this room on the third floor of Old Main as a lecture room. In addition, the entire fourth floor, with the exception of the Society Halls, was reserved for the Chemistry Department.3
Course description from College Catalogue, 1905-1906: The Department of Chemistry is so arranged as to give a general knowledge of Chemistry to those students desiring it, and a special training in laboratory methods to those to whom it would be of practical application in business or professional life.3
I. General Chemistry. The course in General Chemistry consists of three hours a week (lectures, demonstrations and recitations) throughout the year, and is elective for all Sophomore students. The main object of this course is to awaken interest in scientific study as well as to prepare the student for more advanced work in Chemistry, and in pursuance of this idea all of the fundamental principles of Chemistry are taught in connection with the descriptions of the metallic and non-metallic elements.3
II. Qualitative Analysis. A three-hour Elective Course in Qualitative Analysis, running throughout the year, is open to Juniors and Seniors who have studied General Chemistry. It consists of four hours laboratory work together with one hour for recitation per week.
It is the object of this course to give the student a thorough training in laboratory manipulation as well as an accurate knowledge of the chief chemical reactions needed for identification of the more common elements and compounds.3
III. Quantitative Analysis. This three-hour elective is open to students who have taken Courses I and II. The course consists of one recitation period per week together with four hours of laboratory work, running throughout the year. During the course it is the aim to make the students familiar with the more common quantitative determinations, and to this end all the fundamental operations of gravimetric and volumetric analysis are carried out on compounds of a simple nature.3
IV. Organic Chemistry. Owing to the growing insistence of the Medical Colleges, both in America and Europe, that students proposing to enter Medicine shall have some previous knowledge of Organic Chemistry, this course is arranged chiefly to comply with their needs. It consists of a three-hour Elective running throughout the year and is open to all students who have taken Courses I and II. The course consists of one lecture per week on General Organic Chemistry together with four hours laboratory work in the preparation and study of Organic Compounds.3
Students intending to enter schools of Medicine, Technology or Law are recommended to take at least one of the elective Courses in Chemistry.
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Classroom with seating, primitive electric lighting, and a Periodical Arrangement chart on the wall.