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  1. Nov 2017
    1. Latin V Physics or Natural Philosophy Greek Chemistry Hebrew Mineralogy II Languages Modern French VI Botany Spanish Zoology Italian VII Anatomy German Medicine Anglo-Saxon VIII Government III Mathematics Pure Algebra Political economy Fluxions Law of Nature & Nations Geometry elemental History (being interwoven with Politics & Law[)] Transcendental IX Law Municipal Architecture X Ideology Military General grammar Naval Ethics IV Physics-Mathematics Mechanics Rhetoric Statics Belle Lettres & the fine arts Dynamics Pneumatics Acoustics Optics Astronomy Geography

      Looking at the curriculum the University first created, it shows the degree of white supremacy and white centrality that was first created. All of the courses were tailed specifically towards whites and not towards any other race. There are no African American courses or Asian studies classes. To a degree, it shows the progress of the University from what it originally was.

    2. Three places were proposed, to wit Lexington in the County of Rockbridge, Staunton in the County of Augusta, and the Central college in the County of Albemarle: each of these was unexceptionable as to healthiness & fertility.

      Looking at these places, I wonder how they were specifically selected. If these places were not good for the "healthiness and fertility" of the University. These proposed places were not accepted for their centrality in regards for the white population. It solidifies the idea that this college was in fact not meant for the extremes of other populations.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. To give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business.

      This statement is contradictory to its actual meaning in society at this time period. Although the sentence mentions giving "every citizen the information he needs" it fails to acknowledge that only white males were able to attend the school for a long period of time. Women including blacks and/ or African Americans and men not belonging to the white race were not accepted.

    2. In this enquiry they supposed that the governing considerations should be the healthiness of the site, the fertility of the neighbouring country, and it’s centrality to the white population of the whole state:

      Within this line of text, it is clearly shown that the University of Virginia was not in favor of blacks and/or African Americans on attending the school. The main points of importance were "the healthiness of the site, the fertility of the neighboring country, and it's centrality to the white population of the whole state." With this, it is shown how the inferiority and nonexistent nature of blacks was seen during this time period. Although this text was created in 1818, it relates to the ideas in the 20th century where blacks and/or African Americans were not accepted to the University. The history and documentation shows that the University was not created for people of color but rather the "white population."