Ph.D.s in interdisciplinary studies to teach those courses, then a decade from now the vision may begin to be fulfilled.
In facing the reality of entrenched academic disciplines, be assured that you are not alone. Many others in and out of higher education share these same concerns and values. There are literally hundreds of genuinely interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, and thousands of interdisciplinary faculty throughout the United States, and their numbers are rapidly growing. We are, indeed, part of a national movement that holds out the promise of transforming American higher education in the early twenty- first century.
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Publication information: Book title: Rethinking the Curriculum:Toward an Integrated, Interdisciplinary College Education. Contributors: Mary E. Clark - Editor, Sandra A. Wawrytko - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1990. Page number: 260.
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