Franklin College's response to eugenics education survey (1)

Franklin College of Indiana''s reponse to a survey on eugenics and genetics instruction in American colleges, conducted by the Eugenics Record Office. Ten percent of 320 responding institutions had courses with "eugenics" in the title.

241. Franklin College of Indiana Biology 49 Methods of fixing, hardening, staining, embedding, cutting and mounting of tissue. Prerequisite Biology 2. First Semester 1918-1919. Two hours recitation, six hours laboratory. Credit five hours. T.Th. 1:30, laboratory M.W.F. 1:30 and 2:30. 12. Human Physiology. This is an advanced course in huma physiology including lectures, recitations, actual demonstration of the functions of the different organs of the body, and practical work in the laboratory. The laboratory work includes the chemistry of the Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins as well as the chemistry of the digestive juices and the blood. The experimental work takes up the physiology of the Circulation, Respiration, Muscle and Nerve and Sense organs. Prequisite Biology 2. Recommended to pre-medical students. Second semester 1918-1919. Three hours recitation, five hours laboratory. Credit five hours. M. W. F. 1:30, Laboratory T. Th. 1:30 to 4:00. [the following three paras are marked by a handwritten bracket in the margin with an exclamation point beside it] 13. Genetics and Eugenics. This course includes the consideration of the following subjects: (1) the facts and factors of development. (2) The cellular basis of heredity. (3) The biology of sex and the mechanism of sex determination. (4) The inheritance of acquired characters. (5) The most recent developments of Mendelian heredity. (6) Heredity of physical and mental states in man. (7) The principles of Eugenics. (8) Parenthood and race culture. (9) Eugenic program. (10) Eugenic legislation. Open to students who have some previous training in Biology. Not offered during 1919-1920, except upon sufficient demand.

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