Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary studies, sometimes referred to as interdisciplinarity, is a process or program of inquiry which integrates two or more academic fields of studies (disciplines). It is referred to as studies because of the thoughtful examination of several disciplines that is required in the process of integration. Academic disciplines are the branches of study which pertain to a specific subject, intellectual perspective, and body of knowledge in higher education. These include categories such as the natural sciences (biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics), social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and psychology), humanities (literature, history, philosophy, law, language, and religion), and arts (visual and performing arts—painting, dance, film, music, and photography). The term interdisciplinary studies may refer to curricular activities, pedagogical approaches, or modes of inquiry (research). ...

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