Academia

Which Social Science Should Disappear?

Jul 10 '12

Over at Freakonomics, Sudhir Venkatesh is conducting a poll:

Imagine that, in order to respond both to budgetary pressures and calls for greater relevance of the American academy, College & University Presidents are re-examining their social science disciplines. They have decided to eliminate one major discipline. In your opinion, which of the following is no longer as relevant to the mission of research and education, and should be eliminated as a consequence?

  1. Psychology
  2. Political science
  3. Economics
  4. Sociology

You can vote here.  Venkatesh also links to this piece in Nature entitled “Make social science relevant.”