Program mission statement
The interdisciplinary studies major at Saint Martin’s University exists
to further the school’s mission of integrative learning in the Benedictine
tradition. By studying multiple approaches to enduring and topical human
concerns, our students learn the approaches, lexicons, and methodologies of
discrete disciplines; at the same time, such comparative and
interdisciplinary exploration encourages awareness of where different
disciplines share assumptions and where they construct distinct heuristic
Program goals, objectives and outcomes
The student will:
- Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge spanning the different
disciplines chosen for the major.
- Demonstrate a broad historical and cultural awareness in at least
two different disciplines.
- Be able to make original connections between the disciplines.
- Identify, differentiate and use methods of study or
investigation from two disciplines.
- Apply methods of the different disciplines and recognize the
impact of applying different methods to a single subject of issue.
- Master argumentation, organization and communication skills
appropriate to the different disciplines Conduct sound research with
traditional and electronic resources.
- Be familiar with and use distinct disciplinary methodologies and
modes of inquiry.