Augustana University, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The Demise of History as a Discipline?
The number of history majors on American college campuses has plummeted since the great recession of 2008. While Ivy League institutions have seen a slow resurrection in the number of majors, most history departments find themselves having to defend the FTE positions they hold. Is the history discipline destined for the academic trash bin? This paper explores the issues confronting the study and/or teaching, at the college level. Does the discipline need new teaching pedagogies or new voices?