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Further plans for this year's Summer School, including the offer of tutorial work and several courses in connection with the Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary have been announced by authorities who are working out details of the School.
Tutorial instruction will be offered in certain departments for students in Harvard and Radcliffe. This instruction, open only to Harvard and Radcliffe undergraduates will be confined to the student's field of concentration and will be similar in all respects to that given during the regular academic year. Course credit will not be given for this work, but undergraduates desiring to carry on tutorial studies in this way will be required to register in the Summer School, and will be charged the tuition fee of $25.
In recognition of the Tercentenary of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and in cooperation with the Boston Tercentenary Committee, the Harvard Summer School will offer a large number of feature courses, lectures by noted historians of Harvard and elsewhere, as well as a historical movie, and a series of historical excursions to neighboring points of interest.
As a means of studying the colonial period of our history, two courses have been especially arranged for Summer School students. The first is a course entitled "The History of the Thirteen Colonies to 1760," given by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker, Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University. This course will provide a survey of American colonial history, with particular reference to the founding of the colonies, the growth of civilization, the British colonial system, political development, and the struggle for the continent.
In the field of literature, a course in English literature during the sixteenth century is being offered. The course will deal especially with the background of Puritan literature, and will be given by Merritt Yerkes Hughes, associate professor of English at the University of California.
On July 30, 31, and August 4, there will be special lectures by Professor Kenneth B. Murdock '16 on the colonial era. His subjects are as follows: "Literary and Intellectual Life in Puritan New England," "The Puritan as a Literary Artist," and "The Literary Background of the Revolution in New England." Of Harvard interest is the announcement of a lecture to be given on the subject "The Early History of Harvard"; the person who will give this talk has not as yet been named.
In accordance with the widespread opinion that geography makes history, Professor George S. Miller of Tufts College will speak on the subject "Historical Geography of Eastern Massachusetts." Also as part of the Tercentenary program there will be a showing of "The Puritans," a historical film made by the Yale University Press Film Service.
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