What Is a Good History Major?
Stephen Smith, The Hechinger Report/APM Reports
The number of college students choosing to major in history has dropped dramatically over the past decade. Students are choosing disciplines like business, economics, and computer science—subjects they believe are better suited to the modern job market.
In response, history professors across the country are banding together to demonstrate the value of a history degree to students, their families, and prospective employers. The historians also are developing new ways to teach—and new methods to assess what history students know and can do.