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Aesthetics in the Academy: Survey Data (1998)
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Aesthetics in the Academy: Data

About the Department


Number
Valid
Percent
2. State or Province: Northeast
South
Midwest
West
Canada
37
35
33
26
19
25
23
22
17
13
3. Which best describes your institution? two year
four year public
four year private

1
81
68
1
54
45
4. What is the undergraduate enrollment (i.e. FTE)? <2000
2000-5000
5000-10,000
>10,000

30
38
28
54
20
25
19
36
5. Does your institution offer a philosophy major? yes
no
145
5
97
3

a. If YES, enrollment in the philosophy major is:

<10
10-30
30-60
>60

1
14
56
75
0
10
38
51
6. Does your institution offer graduate philosophy degrees? yes
no

70
80
47
53

a. If YES, check all graduate degrees offered:

M.A.
Ph.D.
14
56
20
80

b. If YES, graduate enrollment is:

<10
10-20
20-30
>30

1
14
16
37
1
21
24
54
7. Which best describes your department's emphasis?
(Check all that have substantial representation.)
Analytic
Continental
History of Philosophy
Other

116
44
101
3

44
17
38
1
8. How many full-time philosophy faculty are in your department?

Median
Mean

8
7.8
 
9. How many full-time faculty in your department do research primarily in aesthetics?

0
1
2

106
38
6
71
25
4
10. How many full-time faculty in your department do some research in aesthetics?

0
1
2
3
4+

39
46
39
18
8
26
31
26
12
5
11. How many full-time faculty in your department teach courses in aesthetics?

0
1
2
3
4+

28
60
42
13
6
19
40
28
9
4
12. How many graduate students or part-time faculty in your department teach aesthetics?

0
1
2
3
4+

125
18
2
2
3
83
12
1
1
2
13. Indicate which departments outside philosophy offer courses in aesthetics: Literature
Music
Art Studio/Art History
Film Studies
Architecture
Social Sciences
Education
Other
44
23
54
28
8
9
4
6
25
13
31
16
5
5
2
3
14. Did your department lose a member with an AOS or AOC in aesthetics since 1988? yes
no
41
109
27
73

a. If YES, what happened to the position?

Filled by aesthetics AOS
Filled by aesthetics AOC
Filled by non-aesthetician
Not filled

2
8
16
15
5
20
39
37
15. Does your department plan to hire an aesthetician in the foreseeable future? yes
no
18
132
12
88

a. If YES, with what level of expertise?

AOS
AOC

3
15
17
83


Undergraduate Courses

16. In your department, is aesthetics covered in Introduction to Philosophy? Always
Often
Sometimes
Never

0
6
88
55
0
4
59
37
17. Is aesthetics broached in non-aesthetics courses?
(E.g. the Critique of Judgement in a course on Kant.)
Always
Often
Sometimes
Never

0
15
119
15
0
10
80
10
18. Does your department offer lower division courses in aesthetics? yes
no
68
81
46
54

a. If YES, how many courses are offered (i.e. with distinct titles)?

1
2
3+
47
17
4
69
25
6

b. If YES, what is the total number of all sections offered annually?

every year
every two years
occasionally
11
14
43
16
21
63

c. If YES, what is the total annual enrollment in all sections?

Median
Mean

25
27
 
19. Does your department offer upper division courses in aesthetics? yes
no
129
21
86
14

a. If YES, how many courses are offered (i.e. with distinct titles)?

1
2
3
4+
76
37
11
4
59
29
9
3

b. If YES, what is the total number of all sections offered annually?

every year
every two years
occasionally
48
46
35
37
36
27

c. If YES, what is the total annual enrollment in all sections?

Median
Mean
16
21
 
20. What aesthetics courses does your department offer? General Aesthetics
History of Aesthetics
Feminist Aesthetics
Philosophy of Literature
Philosophy of Film
Philosophy of Visual Art
Music Aesthetics
Environmental Aesthetics
Other
109
20
8
50
18
10
5
4
7
47
9
3
22
8
4
2
2
3
21. Is aesthetics required for your philosophy major? yes
no
2
143
1
99
22. Is a course in aesthetics required for other majors? yes
no
21
117
15
85

a. If YES, check applicable majors:

Literature
Music
Art Studio/Art History
Architecture
Art Education
Other

2
2
16
2
2
1
8
8
64
8
8
4
23. Which best describes demand for aesthetics courses? Increasing
Steady
Decreasing

19
110
14
13
77
10
24. Does your department offer enough aesthetics courses to meet demand? yes
no
113
30
79
21

a. If NO, does your department plan to offer additional aesthetics courses?

yes
no
21
9
70
30


Graduate Courses

25. Does your department offer graduate courses in aesthetics? yes
no
48
99
33
67

a. If YES, how many courses are offered (i.e. with distinct titles)?

1
2
3+
28
12
5
62
27
11

b. If YES, how frequently?

every year
every two years
occasionally
12
15
21
25
31
43
26. Which aesthetics graduate courses are offered? General Aesthetics
History of Aesthetics
Feminist Aesthetics
Philosophy of Literature
Philosophy of Film
Other

31
21
5
8
5
9
39
27
6
10
6
11
27. Which best describes demand for graduate aesthetics courses? Increasing
Steady
Decreasing

10
33
3
22
72
7
28. How many graduate students are developing an AOC in aesthetics?

0
1
2
3
4
5+

8
8
5
6
3
6
22
22
14
17
8
17
29. How many MA students are writing dissertations in aesthetics?

0
1
2

33
9
2
75
20
5
30. How many Ph.D. students are writing dissertations in aesthetics? 0
1
2
3+
20
16
4
9
41
33
8
18

 

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