I am not erudite enough to be interdisciplinary,
but I can break rules.
The old IDST major is now closed
and is no longer accepting new majors.
Students should contact Prof. Peter Schmitthenner for further information.
Interdisciplinary Studiesexplore how the natural, artificial, and cultural dimensions of our world fit together. They take perspectives of many disciplines, in order to define new objects of study, and thus search for new ways to surmount obstacles and acheive our goals.
Our curricula emphasize
collaboration among traditional disciplines
paths of critical inquiry
integrative research methods
service learning, outreach, and community engagement
social justice as defined from diverse perspectives