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 Post subject: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:15 pm 
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I have noticed that most college students are taking classes that promise income as opposed to those that encourage critical thought and creativity.

Are enrollments in Arts and Humanities programs dropping these days?


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 Post subject: Re: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:09 am 
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What you are noticing is happening for real.
I do agree that college should be an eye-opening and a mind-opening experience.

Still, we have too many young people finishing college and not able to sustain themselves.
Generating an income is also part of being mature.


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 Post subject: Re: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:34 pm 
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I agree with Florentin. While it's great that college can open up a student's mind to new possibilities, the unfortunate truth is that Arts and Humanities students have a much harder time finding employment after college compared to nearly every other major. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Definitely. I think it's because more and more people have college degrees it's just not good enough to have one, it has to be specialized in some way.


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 Post subject: Re: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:57 am 
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With the skyrocketing cost of tuition, students have to take out more loans to finance their education. It makes sense that they would take classes and majors that will make it easier to pay those loans back after graduation.


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 Post subject: Re: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:25 pm 
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I have noticed announcements in educational journals that enrollments in programs like Philosophy or German are definitely down. Down to point of considering getting ready of the major. If my memory serves me correctly, there was a Historical Black College that recently got rid of its German major.


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 Post subject: Re: Enrollments down?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:21 am 
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I agree with those who are focused on the practical aspects of a major. With the economy the way it is, most cannot afford to ignore the financial ramifications of their choice of field of study.


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