1587, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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They mean the realities of liberty and not the academics of theory.
The Forgotten Verses Of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
used with a pl. verb
- Math and sciences (popular fields include physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, and medicine)
- Humanities (popular fields include English and writing, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, history, philosophy, theology and law)
- Arts (popular fields include music, dance, painting and sculpture)
A person enters academia (at least the narrow slice of academia we’re discussing here) the moment he enrolls in a course of graduate study designed to train researchers and college instructors in that field. Starting then, there are a number of ranks that person climbs through as he pursues his career. While not all institutions and not all fields operate on the same system, most systems of academic advancement employ some version of the following hierarchy: