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There are four Professional Schools in the University, viz.: Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Engineering: The Diplomas or Testimonials of these Schools can only be obtained by attending prescribed Courses of Lectures during two or more years, and passing a tinal Examination. The regulations relating to the keeping of Terms, the course of study, and the qualitications for the final examination, in each of these four departments, will be found under the several heads.
Students seeking credit for a Term by Lectures must, at the commencement of such Term, duly register with the Clerk of the Books their places of residence for that Term, and during Term notify a change of residence; if this rule be not observed, credit for the Term cannot be allowed.
STUDENTS in Divinity must keep six Terms—three with Archbishop King's Lecturer in Divinity, and three with the Regius Professor.
It is necessary, in general, for Divinity Students to get credit for all the Lectures except one, in order to save each Term. In the case of sickness, or some other inevitable impediment, the omission of a number of Lectures, not exceeding one-fourth of the whole, is allowed.
JUNIOR DIVINITY YEAR.-During the first year, which may be the Senior Sophister year of the Undergraduate Course, Students attend the Lectures of Archbishop King's Lecturer in Divinity, together with the Lectures of one of his Assistants.
Archbishop King's Lecturer in Divinity lectures during the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, on the evidences of Natural and Revealed Religion ; and in Trinity Term on the Socinian Controversy. His Lectures are delivered on Mondays and Thursdays at 11 o'clock.
His Assistants lecture on the same days at 1 o'clock.
Two days (not ordinary Lecture days) are appointed in each Term for English composition ; and attendance on one at least of these days is necessary for keeping the Term.
On the first Lecture day of each Term Students are examined in a portion of the Greek Testament; on the first day of Michaelmas Term in the Acts of the Apostles; on the first day of Hilary Term in the Epistles to the Galatians and Philippians; and on the first day of Trinity Term in the Epistles to the Ephesians and Colossians.
Students who absent themselves on the first Lecture day of Term must attend to be examined in the prescribed portion of the Greek Testament, during the general Divinity Examination held at the end of the Term.
The following are the subjects of the Course lectured in by the Assistants to Archbishop King's Divinity Lecturer :
Michaelmas Term.--St. Luke's Gospel, in Greek, as the basis of a har
No Divinity Student can attend the Lectures of the Senior Year until his attendance upon the Junior Year is completed.
To complete the Junior Year it is necessary, in addition to the attendance upon the Lectures of Archbishop King's Divinity Lecturer and his Assistants, to pass an Examination, which is conducted according to the following rules:
The Examination is held at the end of Trinity Term for all Divinity Students who have attended and obtained credit for the three preceding Terms of the Divinity Lectures of the Junior Year.
Archbishop King's Lecturer is empowered to call on his Assistants to take a part in conducting the Examination.
A similar Examination is held at the end of the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, for Supplementalists who have completed their attendance on Divinity Lectures in those terms respectively.
In rejecting a Candidate the Examiners determine whether he is
Holy Scripture. The four Gospels, and Acts of the Apostles.
Prophecies, Dissertations 1. to xiii. inclusive, XVIII, XIX. XX. and
Magee on the Atonement, the Discourses and the Dissertations to
No. L. inclusive. A subject for Composition, and a paper of questions on the subjects of the public Prelections, are also proposed to the Candidates at this Examination.
An additional Examination for Prizes (attendance on which is not compulsory) is held in Michaelmas Term.
For the regulations and subjects of this Examination see p. 131.
SENIOR DIVINITY YEAR.—During the second year the Students are required to attend the Regius Professor of Divinity, and one of his Assistants. The Professor lectures on the Articles and Liturgy of the United Church of England and Ireland; the Controversy with
the Church of Rome; and the Criticism and Interpretation of the Bible.
The Regius Professor of Divinity lectures on Tuesdays and Fridars at 11 o'clock.
His Assistants lecture on the same days at 1 o'clock.
Michaelmas Term.-Burnet on the Thirty-nine Articles.
Trinity Term.—The Epistle to the Hebrews, in Greek. Two days (not ordinary Lecture days) are appointed in each Term for English Composition; and attendance on one at least of these days is necessary for keeping the Term.
On the first Lecture day of each Term Students are erumined in a portion of the Greek Testament; on the first day of Michaelmas Term in the two Epistles to Timothy, and the Epistle to Titus; on the first day of Hilary Term in the two Epistles of St. l'eter; and on the first day of Trinity Term in the Epistle of St. James, and First Epistle of St. John.
Students who absent themselves on the first Lecture day of Term must attend to be examined in the prescribed portion of Greek Testament, during the general Divinity Examination held at the end of the Term.
On the first Lecture days of Hilary and Trinity Terms an Examination is held on the following subjects, in addition to the portions of the Greek Testament just mentioned :
Hilary Term.-Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, Centuries iv. and
v., Bishop Taylor's Dissuasive from Popery, Part 1. ch. j.; ch.
ii. $$ 6, 7, 8, 9, 12; Part 11., Book 1., $j 1, 2, 3, 4. Trinity Term.-Wheatley on the Book of Common Prayer; King's
History of the Irish Church, Book I., chaps. i. to vi.; Book 11., chaps. iii. to vi.; Book iv.; Book v., chap. iii.; Book vi., chaps.
i. to iv. (all inclusive). It is necessary to pass one at least of these Term Examinations, in order to qualify for the final Examination.
This final Examination is held at the end of Trinity Term for all Students who have attended and obtained credit for the three preceding Terms of the Senior Divinity year, and have complied with the foregoing regulations. A similar Examination is held at the end of the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, for Supplementalists who have completed their attendance on Divinity Lectures in those Terms respectively.
The Examination is conducted by the Regius Professor and his Assistants; and the Professor of Ecclesiastical History takes part in the Examination in his own department. Those Students who have passed the Examination are arranged in three classes, according to their respective answering.
The Course appointed for this Examination is as follows:
Holy Scripture.— The Bible in the Authorized Version.
edition) :-Centuries iv. v. xv.; Cent. xvi., § 1., chaps. i. ii. iji.
for the Trinity Term Examination. Liturgy and Church Government.—The Book of Common Prayer, with
Wheatley's Commentary. Potter on Church Government, edited
by the Rev. J. C.Crosthwaite.
-the selections made for the Hilary Term Examination. A subject for Composition, and a paper of questions on the public Prelections of the Regius Professor, are also proposed to the Candidates at this Examination.
Hebrew Lectures.--- The following regulations were made by the Board on the 4th of June, 1856 :
All Students who shall commence their attendance on Divinity Lectures in or after Michaelmas Term, 1859, shall be required to be qualified in Hebrew as hereafter expressed, before they can obtain the Divinity Testimonium.
To be qualified in Hebrew it shall be sufficient to have attended, at least, three Terms of the Lectures of one of the Assistants to the Professor of Hebrew, in the business appointed for the first Hebrew year.
Or else to have kept three Terms, either by attending the Supplemental Hebrew Lectures to be delivered by the Assistants to the Professor of Hebrew, or by passing the Examinations to be held every Term in lieu of these Lectures.
The Supplemental Hebrew Lectures shall be delivered on one day in each week during Term. The subject of the first Term shall be a portion of De Burgh's Hebrew Grammar; that of the second and third Terms, the remainder of the Grammar, with the first twelve chapters of Genesis.
The Examinations in lieu of these Lectures shall be in the subject of the preceding Term, and shall be held during the Term Examinations on days to be fixed by the Senior Lecturer.
And these regulations shall not interfere with the existing regulations under which the Testimonium of the Professor of Hebrew and the Primate's Hebrew Premiums are now given.
When attendance upon the whole Divinity Course has been thus completed, the Divinity Testimonium is given in the following form:
Testamur A. B. per biennium sedulo interfuisse Prælectionibus atque
Examinationibus in Sacra Theologia per leges Academicas requisitis.
Professor Reg. in Sacr. Theol.
Prælector in Sacr. Theol.
juxta Dublin. An annual Examination for Prizes is held by the Regius Professor in Michaelmas Term. Attendance on this Examination is not compulsory. For the regulations and subjects of this Examination see page 128.
Students in Divinity are required to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at least three times in each year of their attendance on lectures.
In addition to the foregoing Lectures, which are compulsory upon all Divinity Students, instruction is also given upon various subjects in connexion with the Divinity School. These Courses of Lectures are as follows :--1. Hebrew. 2. Biblical Greek. 3. Ecclesiastical History. 4. Moral Philosophy. 5. Irish. The hours of Lecture in these departments are so arranged as not to interfere with those of the Divinity Professors and their Assistants. Students are thus enabled to complete their attendance upon any or all of these Courses during the period of their ordinary Divinity studies.
In July, 1853, the following order was made by the Board : “ The several Professors connected with the Divinity School, viz., the Professors of Moral Philosophy, of Biblical Greek, of Ecclesiastical History, and of Irish, are authorized to grant certificates of attendance on their respective Courses, to Graduates who have obtained the Divinity Testimonium, and to them only.”
HEBREW LECTURES. The following regulations were made in Trinity Term, 1853, with reference to Hebrew Lectures :
1. All Students shall be permitted to attend Hebrew Lectures.
2. Students who shall complete two years of Hebrew Lectures shall be entitled to a Certificate signed by the Professor, to be given with the Divinity Testimonium.
3. To complete the first year the Student must attend three Terms with one of the Assistants to the Professor, the Course being as follows:
Michaelmas Term.- Hebrew Grammar.
Xxxvii., xli. to xlv., together with chaps. xlviii. to 1.