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In connection with the above it might be well to call the attention of students, who intend to devote themselves to politics, to the advantages now offered in the department of politics by Harvard College. By the recent action of the faculty, in offering Final Honors in Political Science, Harvard has added essentially a new department to the ones now existing. There are at present two schools of Political Science in the country-one at Columbia and one at Michigan University. Although Harvard has no department with this high-sounding title, every course given by these colleges in their schools of politics has its equivalent in our Elective Pamphlet. At Columbia the first year of the course in Political Science corresponds to the senior year of Columbia College, in the system of teaching pursued. Owing to our elective system this course can be taken up here at the beginning of the sophomore year. By arranging his courses, as soon as elective courses are open to him, the Harvard man can pursue a course almost identical with the one prescribed at Columbia. The courses of instruction, in the first year of the Columbia School of Political Science, embrace Geography, Political and Constitutional History of Europe and England, and Political Economy-in all, eleven hours work. At the completion of this course, the student is granted the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy. This is but little more than is required for honorable mention at Harvard, not taking into consideration that, for this latter honor, distinguished excellence is required. In the second year at Columbia, Roman Law, Comparative Constitutional Law and Comparative Jurisprudence (in all nine hours a week) are taken up. There two years embrace about the amount required for final honors in this subject at Harvard. In the third year at Columbia Diplomacy, Public and Private International Law, Social Science and Administrative Law (eleven hours a week) are pursued. At the conclusion of this course the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is granted. The whole course embraces thirty-one hours a week, divided up into the three years. This is about the equivalent of the last three years at Harvard. By comparing the catalogues of Harvard and Columbia it can be seen that Harvard offers almost every course given by the Columbia school. In a few cases an exactly parallel course is not given at Harvard, but in the same way many courses connected with this subject are given here that are not taken up at Columbia. From this it can be seen that although Harvard possesses no special school of politics a man can take up this subject thoroughly in the courses given here.

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