ERIC Number: ED323874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Undergraduate Course Offerings and Enrollments in Humanities. Higher Education Surveys Report, Survey Number 11.
Lewis, Laurie L.; Farris, Elizabeth
This survey examined trends in enrollments in undergraduate humanities courses. The survey gathered information from 481 (out of 494) colleges and universities about course offerings and enrollment in fall 1988 for full-time and part-time undergraduate students in six subjects: English and American literature, foreign languages and literatures, history, philosophy, religion, and English composition. Data were combined with fall 1980 and fall 1985 data to allow comparisons of enrollments across time. During the period from 1980 to 1988, undergraduate humanities enrollments grew at a slightly greater pace than total undergraduate enrollment. Most frequent course offerings at two-year colleges were composition/writing, remedial/developmental composition, English and American literature, and history. Most frequent course offerings at four-year colleges and universities were English and American literature, composition/writing, history, foreign languages and literatures, and philosophy. Except for English composition, enrollments per 100 students in four-year colleges were higher in private schools than in public schools. Appendices contain detailed tables, technical notes, and a copy of the survey questionnaire. (JDD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Differences, English Literature, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, History, Humanities Instruction, Institutional Characteristics, Philosophy, Religion, Second Language Instruction, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study, United States Literature, Universities, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Note: For a related document, see HE 023 877.