* For these disciplines, a representative sample of the departmental population was drawn in 2007. Data were collected for this same set of departments for both the 2007–08 and 2012–13 academic years. Because the sample did not include any departments created during the five years between the two surveys, the estimated totals for 2007 and 2012 should not be compared directly. The 2012 values can be interpreted as estimates of minima for the disciplinary totals for that year.
** A combined department is one that grants degrees in English and also in languages and literatures other than English.
† Some surveyed departments classified as being within languages and literatures other than English (LLE) for HDS-1 were reclassified as belonging to classical studies for HDS-2. To provide a direct comparison to the numbers reported in HDS-1, the estimate of LLE faculty members for 2012 presented in this graph includes those faculty members shifted to classical studies as part of the reclassification. As a result, some faculty members are counted in both LLE and classical studies for 2012.
Source: Susan White, Raymond Chu, and Roman Czujko, The 2012–13 Survey of Humanities Departments at Four-Year Institutions, Tables 1a and b, pp. 4–5 (College Park, MD: Statistical Research Center, American Institute of Physics, 2014). Study conducted for the American Academy of Arts Sciences’ Humanities Indicators Project.