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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Interdisciplinary Resources

Association for Integrative Studies

Coastline is a journal for Liberal Studies students which showcases student essays and projects.  Students may submit older or current academic pieces to the journal.

Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly works by students, faculty, and graduates of the Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) programs.

Rethinking Interdisciplinarity gives a brief synopsis of 9 essays dedicated to re-conceptualizing the idea of interdisciplinary studies.

Theorizing Interdisciplinarity: The Evolution of New Academic and Intellectual Communities focuses on the way scholars can use interdisciplinary studies to further common trends within disciplines.

Muddling Toward a Functional Definition of Interdisciplinarity Dr. David Bates “muddles through” a definition of interdisciplinary in this interesting essay.

Ten Cheers for Interdisciplinarity is an argument for Interdisciplinary studies in curricula. Explains the importance and need for Interdisciplinary research.

Global Bioethics: Issues of Conscience for the Twenty-First Century
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Updated 10.27.2010