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History[ edit ] The roots of the academic major as we now know it first surfaced in the 19th century as "alternative components of the undergraduate degree".
The College major generally required 2 years of study. The minor, required one. From toBaccalaureate granting American institutions vastly embraced a free-elective system, where students were endowed with a greater freedom to explore intellectual curiosities.
The s witnessed the appearance of first interdisciplinary major: Culture was the grounding concept and orchestrating principle for its courses.
Generally, proponents of the major and departmental system "argue that they enable an academic community to foster the development, conservation and diffusion of knowledge.
For example, interdisciplinary programs in humanities or social sciences will require a student to pick a specific academic concentration as a focus within his academic major, such as an academic major in Interdisciplinary Humanities with an academic concentration in Film or an academic major in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with an academic concentration in Geography.
At several art schools and liberal arts collegesan academic concentration serves a similar function to an academic minor at other universities, that is an academic discipline outside of the student's academic major in which he or she takes a small number of classes.
At Brown University and Harvard Universityconcentrations serve the same function as majors at other institutions. At the doctoral studies level, an academic major or major field refers to a student's primary focus within their degree program while a minor or minor field refers to his or her secondary focus.
For example, a doctoral student studying History might pursue their degree in History with a major field in War and Society and a minor field in Postcolonial Studies. Impacted majors[ edit ] An impacted major is a major for which more students apply for than the school can accommodate, a classic example of demand exceeding supply.
When that occurs, the major becomes impacted and so is susceptible to higher standards of admission.
If a person applies to an impacted major, the school can raise the minimum requirements as much as needed to weed out the students that it is unable to accommodate.
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