Literature seems to be maintaining its position as the most favored field for distribution courses, according to preliminary figures of a small survey taken among students in the classes of 1938 and 1939 by the Dean's office.
History and Government, Mathematics and Philosophy, and the others are about another eight per cent behind the Sciences. It must be kept in mind, however, that for many of the students included in this survey, the old distribution rules, requiring specific courses, were in effect. Further, the tendency to take a literature course in a foreign language as a means of satisfying a language requirement would also have the effect of boosting the Literature total. The Dean's office plans in the future to take a good sized sample of each class, to determine which fields attract most students for distribution courses.