Issues in Interdisciplinarity 2018-19

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Welcome[edit]

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 at the UCL Arts and Sciences departmental webpage.

Contents[edit]

Links to draft book chapters will become visible from the second half of the autumn term under the below headings.

Disciplinary categories[edit]

Evidence and the disciplines[edit]

Truth and the disciplines[edit]

Imperialism and the disciplining of knowledge[edit]