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Figure 2: Average Undergraduate and Graduate History Class

AHA Staff, February 2003

Undergraduate

Graduate

2A: Average Class Size by Subject 1999–2000 (n=304) 2000–01 (N=288) Diff.     2B: Average Class Size by Subject 1999–2000 (n=151) 2000–01 (N=156) Diff.
US History 47.13 50.45 7.0%     US History 7.53 7.19 –4.6%    
European History 24.81 29.29 18.1%     European History 6.10 6.33 3.7%    
Asian History 24.77 27.26 10.1%     Asian History 5.97 5.34 -10.5%    
Latin American History 25.84 27.71 7.2%     Latin American History 6.03 5.89 -2.2%    
African History 23.95 25.77 7.6%     African History 6.24 6.25 0.3%    
Middle East 23.69 26.63 12.4%     Middle East 5.17 4.67 -9.7%    
World 23.69 26.63 12.4%    
Western Civ 107.10 102.74 -4.1%    
Other fields (inc, Ancient, Sci-Tech,
Historiography, and Women)
25.90 22.99 2.2%     Other fields (inc, Ancient, Sci-Tech,
Historiography, and Women)
9.06 8.38 -7.5%
Source: Data from annual survey of history departments sent to all history departments listed in the AHA Directory of History Departments
over the past two years. The survey does not differentiate between lower–level introductory courses and upper–level classes.

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