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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Humanities Programs in Colleges and Universities

Humanities Paradox

Scott Jaschik | September 1, 2015

Humanities professors spend a lot of time debating trends in humanities enrollments. Are they really down or does it just seem that way because women have more options than they did a few generations ago? Is interest down or are students being scared off by (generally ill-informed) stereotypes that today's English major is tomorrow's barista? Are data being collected by colleges to really understand the humanities or to look for reasons to gut programs?

<more at; related links: (What Do Changes in the Intended Majors of College-Bound Seniors Portend for the Humanities? August 31, 2015) and (Humanities Indicators. American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The State of the Humanities: Higher Education 2015)>

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