This comprehensive new introduction to interdisciplinary studies draws on recent advances in the field's burgeoning literature on learning and assessment.áIt is the firstábook to present these foundational principles in a textbook designed specifically for the introductory course. The book introduces students to the principles of the field, prepares them to produce quality work, and facilitates their working with topics, problems, or themes that span multiple disciplines.áIts approach isásuccinct, conceptual, and practical.
About the Authors
Part I. Understanding Interdisciplinary Studies
Chapter 1. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Real World
Chapter 2. Interdisciplinary Studies Defined
Chapter 3. The Interdisciplinary Studies "Cognitive Toolkit"
Chapter 4. The Rise of the Modern Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity
Chapter 5. Academic Disciplines
Chapter 6. The "DNA" of Interdisciplinary Studies
Part II. Thinking Critically About Interdisciplinary Studies
Chapter 7. Thinking Critically About Disciplinary Perspectives
Chapter 8. Thinking Critically About Disciplinary Insights
Chapter 9. Thinking Critically About Integration and Its Results
Part III. Interdisciplinary Research and Writing
Chapter 10. An Interdisciplinary Research "Road Map"
Chapter 11. Identifying Relevant Disciplines and Gathering Information About the Problem
Chapter 12. Analyzing Insights and Reflecting on Process
Appendix A. Intellectual Autobiography
Appendix B. Student Portfolios
Appendix C. Service Learning
Appendix D. The Broad Model Rubric: Instructor Version
Appendix E. Answer Key
Glossary of Key Terms