Flagging Disciplines Reclaim Their Relevance

Matt McLoone for The Chronicle

Peter Pfeiffer was chair of Georgetown U.’s German department when faculty members set about remaking it as a place where all students, not just majors, could develop their core literary and analytical skills. The new mix of students, he says, "makes for a more interesting classroom."
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The planet has never been more connected, but students are hardly flocking to study foreign languages. Over all, enrollments in the courses have stagnated. Colleges are increasingly dropping foreign language as a requirement for graduation. Many...

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