American Educational Research Association: Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies Special Interest Group (A national research society focused on education)
Michael Bastedo, an education professor and director at the University of Michigan (Expertise: general history of higher ed.)
Gray Associates (The firm has data on demand for new academic programs. See Robert Atkins: Bob.Atkins@grayassociates.com.)
Cheryl Mango, a history and philosophy professor at Virginia State University.
(Expertise: the history of curricula at Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
For the history of what’s been studied at a single institution, check out:
- Google Books
- A college’s library catalog for old course guides
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): History: 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait, 1993 — tables 29 – 32 cover fields of study from 1959 to 1990.
Current Digest Tables from NCES, Chapter 3, sections 318–325.