These kids today! So practical, so averse to the wisdom of their elders...
For more analysis, here's the Cap Times article "Introductory politics class suffers biggest enrollment loss at UW-Madison over last 10 years."
Overall, UW-Madison officials have noted a trend toward higher interest in STEM courses — science, technology, engineering and math — as well as health disciplines.
"We still provide students a liberal arts education and have general education that requires breadth," Associate Provost Jocelyn Milner said. "But we do see more students wanting to take those gateway courses into the sciences and then stay around in majors that are sciences."