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SELECTED AND EDITED
JAMES CLOYD BOWMAN, M.A.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH IN THE
IOWA STATE COLLEGE
D. C. HEATH AND CO., PUBLISHERS
THE response which Essays for College English has brought from our own students at Iowa State College as well as from students and teachers of other institutions has seemed ample justification for its publication. The present volume is an attempt to satisfy the need for a book which may be alternated from year to year with the first series of essays.
The present volume in common with the preceding oneaims to introduce the student to the more fundamental and far-reaching movements of thought of our times. It attempts to set him thinking seriously upon problems which he faces while a student, and which he will later be expected to help solve as an active member of society. By thus enlarging his outlook, it is hoped that the matter here presented may be of service by helping the student make wise use of his time in the face of the large future that awaits him.
The first group of essays presents the various activities of the Country Life Movement in order that the student may be led to consider what values should be achieved in individual and social life in the country. The next group discusses the place of Science in human life so that the reader may learn its values as well as its limitations. The third champions the various movements in Education, and points out the shortcomings of our present colleges. This group should help the student to formulate his college ideals and to broaden his intellectual outlook. The fourth group treats of the Personal Problems of the individual, so that the student may take some thought to improve himself as a man. The final group presents the various aspects of Peace and War. Essays from opposite points of view are included for the purpose of exercising the student's judgment and toleration, and of stimu