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The Course in English and its Value as a Discipline

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 February 2021

James M. Garnett*
University of Virginia


At its last annual session, this Association listened to two papers, one on “The Place of English in the College Curriculum,” by Professor Hunt, of Princeton College, and the other on “The Requirements in English for admission to College,” by Professor McElroy, of the University of Pennsylvania, and at its preceding session to one on “The College Course in English Literature, how it may be Improved,” by Professor Hart, of the University of Cincinnati,—the subjects of all of which, taken together, are cognate with that of the present paper. I do not design, however, to go over the same ground as that so well treated in those papers.

Research Article
Copyright © Modern Language Association of America, 1887

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1 Since this paper was written, I have received a copy of the Transactions of the Modern Language Association for 1884-5, so that the papers themselves are now accessible in full, and I do not doubt that they will be very serviceable to many teachers of English.

2 See a paper on this subject in the Proccedings of the National Educational Association for 1879.