2017 Special Focus: Crossing Disciplines

Humanities faculty are involved with all of the interdisciplinary programs at PLU. These programs include majors in Chinese Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Scandinavian Area Studies (soon to be Nordic Studies), and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as minors in Holocaust Studies, Publishing and Printing Arts, and Children’s Literature and Culture. Additionally, the First-Year Experience Program and International Honors Program are taught by faculty across the disciplines, and Humanities faculty are highly engaged with these programs.

In the following articles, two faculty members from Classics and Philosophy offer reflections on the long tradition and purpose of interdisciplinary, and discuss some of the ways in which it is put into practice at PLU.

Interdisciplinary Program Highlight: Oxford IHON

Photo Credits

Modern Art by Hubble; by Judy Schmidt, NASA