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Issues in Interdisciplinarity 2018-19

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Issues in Interdisciplinarity

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Welcome to the Wikibook Issues in Interdisciplinarity 2018–19.

This book is collaboratively written by students at University College London (UCL) taking the module 'Approaches to Knowledge', a first-year undergraduate course that forms part of the core of the Arts and Sciences degree programme.

The book is split into four sections, covering four common issues facing those conducting interdisciplinary work:

  • disciplinary categories
  • evidence and the disciplines
  • truth and the disciplines
  • imperialism and the disciplining of knowledge

Each chapter explores how one of these issues might play out in an example of interdisciplinary work.

Potential readers may range from stakeholders in interdisciplinary education (e.g. educators or policy-makers) to students thinking of pursuing an interdisciplinary degree programme, either at UCL or elsewhere.

Any interested parties can contact the module co-convenors, James Everest and Carl Gombrich, for further information. Contact details are available on the UCL Arts and Sciences departmental webpage.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Disciplinary categories[edit | edit source]

Evidence and the disciplines[edit | edit source]

Truth and the disciplines[edit | edit source]

Imperialism and the disciplining of knowledge[edit | edit source]