Combined Concentration Fields Picked By Fewer Students During This Year

Scheme of Faculty Council For Broadening Study Areas Not Yet in Effect

Although the Faculty Council adopted a proposal last March to broaden fields of concentration, the figures released Saturday from the Records Office revealed that fewer students have chosen combined fields this year.

Only twenty-nine students have chosen combined fields this year as compared with thirty-six in 1938, and forty-four in 1937. Eighteen combination fields are listed as compared with twenty last year and thirteen in 1937.

Taylor Heads Committee

Last March the Faculty Council adopted a plan to combat over-specialization in the fields of concentration. Charles H. Taylor, associate professor of History, headed the committee to work out broader areas of study, and his program was to be made more specific this year.

The figures indicate, however, that until this new plan is put into effect less students will concentrate outside of specialized fields because of the lack of correlating tutorial work and divisional examinations.


This year the most popular field for combinations with other departments is Classics. Classics is combined with nine other fields including Economics, History, Government, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Indic Philology.