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    • A Role for Formalisms in Integrative Studies 

      Warfield, John N.; Warfield, Rosamond (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1999)
      The increasing importance of integrative studies in higher education makes it more vital to rethink integrative studies from the perspective of reaching maximum benefit. In rethinking integrative studies, it is appropriate ...
    • Access to Interdisciplinary Information: Setting the Problem 

      Fiscella, Joan B. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1989)
      Identifying and locating interdisciplinary literature, and ideas and information that reside in different disciplines, poses problems for researchers and students. Using electronic means of access, such as online indexes ...
    • An Argument for the Study of Play 

      Myers, David (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1988)
      This paper examines the potential for interdisciplinary solutions to problems resulting from a traditional view of the "diffusion of innovations," which has been one of the more popular topics of social science research ...
    • An Exploration of the Interdisciplinary Character of Women's Studies 

      McCampbell Grace, Nancy (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1996)
      This article uses the AIS "Guide to Interdisciplinary Syllabus Preparation" to explore the claim that women's studies programs and courses are interdisciplinary. Grace presents a historical overview of the development of ...
    • An Introductory Comment: Integration, Cultural and Academic 

      Becker, Christopher (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1987)
    • Arguing for the Rainforest: High-Tech Topoi and the Value(s) of a Database 

      Sebberson, David (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1992)
      When the World Bank created its Environment Department, no institutional mechanism existed to create, collect, or disseminate environmental information that had accumulated in the Bank. Considering the ethical and political ...
    • Art and Transformation 

      Wood, Debora (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
      Many contemporary artists intend to challenge the viewer's modes of perception by manipulating traditional imagery, but does this transformation of cultural stock images constitute a transformation in the audience? This ...
    • Being Interdisciplinary is So Very Hard to Do 

      Fish, Stanley (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1991)
    • Beware of Pidgin Minds: Pitfalls and Promises of Interdisciplinarity in Undergraduate Education 

      Cerroni-Long, E. L.; Long, Roger D. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1995)
      This paper discusses interdisciplinarity in undergraduate education. Having been involved with the design and administration of a major interdisciplinary program, the authors of this paper wish to describe the drawbacks ...
    • Book Review: Robert K. Wallace. Melville & Turner: Spheres of Love and Fright 

      Gottlieb, Stephen A. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1995)
    • Co-teaching Engineering and Writing: Learning about Programming, Teamwork, and Communication 

      Rehling, Louise; Hollaar, Lee (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1997)
      This study describes the rationales, method, and outcomes of a software engineering course that was cotaught by professors from the disciplines of computer science and writing. The course emphasized both teamwork and ...
    • Consciousness and Linguistic Competency: Making Interdisciplinary Choices 

      Vocate, Donna R. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1991)
      A difficult problem for interdisciplinary study is deciding what constructs from other fields will comport well with the concerns of one's own academic area. Consciousness is a crucial concept for any discipline concerned ...
    • Controversy and Canon in the Undergraduate Humanities Curriculum: The Example of Biblical Studies 

      Savage, Mary C. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1987)
      The question of canon, of whether undergraduates should read an authoritative list of books, raises substantial epistemological and pedagogical issues which may be obscured if the question is framed merely as a struggle between ...
    • Creating an Image Bank for Teaching World Religion: Challenging and Reifying Structures of Knowledge 

      Carp, Richard M. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1992)
      Creating an indexed set of slides for teaching the academic study of religion reveals how existing structures of power/ knowledge shape the frameworks from which new knowledge emerges, and how that knowledge may affect ...
    • Criminology: Discipline or Interdiscipline 

      Binder, Arnold (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1987)
      In its modern form Criminology has had over one hundred years to assume a truly interdisciplinary nature, yet the dominant approach remains discipline-based. However, as the field of Criminology has evolved, the dominant ...
    • Crossing of Boundaries: Interdisciplinarity as an Opportunity for Universities in the 1990s? 

      Vosskamp, Willhelm (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1994)
      This essay discusses interdisciplinarity as a theoretical, historical, and political scholarly issue. Vosskamp emphasizes, first and foremost, that interdisciplinarity is both dependent upon and indebted to disciplinarity ...
    • David Bohm's Theory of the Implicate Order: Implications for Holistic Thought Processes 

      Dabrowski, Irene J. (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1995)
      David Bohm's theory of quantum physics, which focuses on the schism between matter and consciousness, is discussed in terms of positivist knowledge and the interdisciplinary holistic paradigm. This paper examines how scientific ...
    • Dewey Meets the Buddha 

      Handelman, Linda (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998)
      From the Greeks we have inherited the notion that a profound awareness of suffering is essential for ethical maturity. In Buddhism, a fundamental aspect of ethical awareness is that all life is suffering. In a more ...
    • Esperantists in a Tower of Babel 

      Becher, Tony (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1994)
      The problems and possibilities of interdisciplinarity are explored in this essay from the perspective of a favorably-disposed agnostic. It is argued that a piecemeal, step-by-step approach may prove more effective in helping ...
    • Fractals or Fish: Does a Space for Interdisciplinarity Exist? 

      Mackey, J. Linn (Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 1995)
      Stanley Fish has argued that being interdisciplinary is impossible. He claims to base this on an epistemology of deconstruction. This paper examines Fish's case against living interdisciplinary. It shows that his arguments ...