The war has brought about a change in the Tufts curriculum. Two new intensive emergency courses, one in chemistry, and the other in industrial electricity, have been announced by President Bumpus, as a result of the nation's imperative demand for technically trained men.
The war emergency course in chemistry is designed to meet promptly the impending shortage in men trained in chemistry, for service in Government and industrial laboratories. The work of the course will extend over three terms: the first from February 18 to June 15; the second from July 1 to September 21; and the third from October 7 to February 8, 1919. The required duties will include attendance at lectures, laboratory practice in general and inorganic chemistry, gas analysis, organic chemistry, industrial chemistry and mathematics.
The war emergency course in industrial electricity will be offered by the Engineering School to graduates of high schools or seniors in such schools as are approved by the college. This course is designed to prepare for technical positions students who are subject to the national draft or to fit students not within draft age, to fill positions in electrical industries, made vacant by the drafting of electrical engineers. Applications for admission to this course will be considered from students presenting certificates from their school principals testifying as to their fitness for scientific work. The work will be distributed over three terms and will cover the period announced for the course in chemistry, beginning on February 18 of this year and closing on February 8, 1919.
Qualify for Positions.
Students completing this course will be qualified for operators and attendants in electric light and power stations and for much of the testing that is done in large manufacturing concerns. In the event of interruption of their college course, such men will be qualified to continue at a later date and without loss of time, their work for the B.S. degree.