Hum 2 Becomes Largest Course; Ec 1 Places Second
Humanities 2 has replaced Economics 1 as the non-compulsory course with the highest enrollment in the University. The combined effect of a February dropout of 23 students in Ec 1 and an increase of 25 in this half-year's Hum 2 enrollment, now totaling 720, accounted for the switch in position of the courses.
According to the final Spring Term enrollment figures released Friday by Sargent Kennedy '28, Registrar, Ec 1 is now second in enrollment. Despite a loss of 49 students, English 10 retained its position as the course with the third highest enrollment.
Math 1b, with 402 students, 66 less than the number enrolled in Math 1a in September, occupies fourth place. Following Math 1b in popularity, Humanities 119, given by Columbia's Mark Van Doren, Visiting Professor of English, has an official enrollment of 398.
A half-course offered for the first time this spring, Hum 119 was originally scheduled to meet in Harvard 1. After the first meeting it was rescheduled for Sanders Theatre, where Van Doren now lectures twice weekly to 900 students.
Soc Sci 1, with 385 students, and Hum 5, with an enrollment of 378, fall sixth and seventh on the list. Nat Sci 5, Soc Sci 6, and Math 20b round out the top ten courses in student enrollment.
In addition to Hum 119, the upper level courses with the highest enrollments include English 172, History 146b, and History 163.
Gen Ed Ahf, the only course required of freshmen, consistently has the largest enrollment of any course in the University. This semester 1416 students are enrolled, a drop of 33 over last term's figure.