My google-fu is weak today. There seems to be a concept of “obsolete academic disciplines”, but I can’t really find a list of them.
Are there a fair number of academic disciplines that are considered obsolete or defunct in the sense that, while they were considered legitimate academic disciplines in the past, they are not considered so today? I’m not talking about disciplines such as Journalism that clearly still exist and can be majored in, and where practical job prospects still exist but are dwindling, but fields that you practically can’t study anymore at school because nobody teaches it. For example, could you get a BS in Animal Magnetism with a minor in Phrenology from Harvard in 1780, or could you take Alchemy 305 at Oxford in 1530 and get academic credit for studying occultic theories on transmutation?
The question is not limited to hard sciences, but I’m looking at fields that were considered legitimate academic disciplines, not job training programs.
Also, I’m not truly asking about fields that still exist, but whose degree structure has been changed. For example, I understand that it was once possible in many areas to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine that qualified one to be a doctor, but this degree is obsolete in many or most areas and the program has been restructured as a post-baccalaureate doctoral program, but the field of medicine still exists. I’ll accept answers in this vein as long as they don’t overwhelm the thread and are reasonably interesting.