The vogue for interdisciplinary courses has led our more crusty and conservative colleagues to complain that such programs represent a mere repackaging of traditional courses, a process that diminishes the value the student receives from traditional courses without broadening or integrating his knowledge. Too often this criticism is just. We should like to argue that a genuinely interdisciplinary approach does not repackage but restructures knowledge in such a way that students are led to consider the nature of knowledge itself and thus, we hope, to think about their own thinking. Such reflection seems to us a decidely traditional goal of liberal education.
Parham, Sidney F. and Graham, Peter W.
"Some Thoughts on Interdisciplinary Studies,"
Perspectives: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol9/iss3/7