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Declining Academic Fields in U.S. 4-Year Colleges and Universities, 1970-2006


Mis à jour : 20 Fév 2011

This research identifies 22 fields that declined in absolute numbers and/or prevalence over a 35-year period. Most were basic fields in the arts and sciences. Steep declines were evident only in a few fields, notably, European languages and literatures. The analysis also shows that larger, higher status, and historically liberal arts oriented institutions were less likely to drop fields.

Source : Traditional Language Programs Have Declined Steadily Over Decades