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Approximately 1750 adults from Greater Boston are expected to enroll in the University Extension Courses which will be hold here and at several other educational institutions beginning next Saturday or the following Monday.
Covering such subjects as recent diplomatic history, philosophy, international trade, and botany, the extension courses count as credits towards the Harvard degree of Adjunct in Arts. The courses are open to all adults who can show that they have received sufficient preparation to handle the subject matter.
Some of the Harvard faculty members who teach in the extension courses are: Associate Professor Theodore Spencer, who lectures late every Monday afternoon on "English Fiction since 1890"; Professor Kenneth J. Conant, who gives a course on "Architecture in America"; and Associate Professor Payson S. Wild, Jr., who teaches "International Relations."
Other courses include: "Contemporary Philosophy of the Social Order," given by Associate Professor Raphael Demos every Tuesday evening in Emerson Hall; "Community Organization" taught by Associate Professor James Ford; and "General Botany," in which Associate Professor Ralph H. Wetmore lectures every Saturday morning at the Biological Lab.
Conducted in the same way as regular college courses, the extension courses include lecture, discussions, and written and laboratory work. Students are tested by examinations and marked on the same scale as in college courses.
Take 17 Courses
In order to receive a degree of Adjunct in Arts, a person must pass 17 courses including at least one course in 1) Language, Literature, Fine Arts, or Music; 2) Natural Sciences; 3) History or political and Social Sciences; and 4) Philosophy, Psychology, or Mathematics.
The low tuition fees are made possible by the fact that the Extension Courses, now in their twenty-ninth year, are supported by the Lowell Institute, of Boston.
Besides members of the Harvard Faculty, Tufts, B. U., B. C., M. I. T., Simmons College, and Wellesley are represented on the University Extension Courses' Faculty.
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