Abstract

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. Larger, higher status, and historically liberal arts oriented institutions were less likely to drop declining fields.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 582-613
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-20
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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