In recent years, interdisciplinary fields have increased in academia. Some, such as biomedical science and genomics, are pairings of disciplines that, through their combined knowledge, have created new fields with unique focuses. Others, such as urban studies and gender studies, combine politics, social science and history to create fields that educate the public and inform policymakers. In her book, Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures, Julie Thompson Klein, Ph.D., professor of humanities in Wayne State University's Department of English, argues that these and other interdisciplinary fields are among the most important in modern higher education. Through recommendations and examples, the book outlines how academia in the United States can institutionalize interdisciplinary education and research in the 21st century.
"Interdisciplinary Campus, Interdisciplinary World: Reshaping Higher Education for the 21st century,"
New Science: Vol. 19
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/newscience/vol19/iss1/6