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Master of Science (MS) in Communications
"Problems faced by society in today's global infrastructure are more complex than ever; these social, political and environmental issues require an interdisciplinary skill set to even begin to understand them let alone tackle them with a comprehensive strategy. Higher Education can better prepare people for real world problem solving by interacting in cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary conversations with peers, faculty, colleagues etc. Professors from across the social sciences at Eastern Washington University that are engaged in an interdisciplinary conversation were interviewed for this qualitative case study. The dialogue generated from these interviews confirms that there are many intrinsic as well as extrinsic benefits to conversing across academic borders. The research presented in this thesis may be used to further explore interdisciplinary efforts, institutional identity and benefits to faculty cross-disciplinary collaboration"--Document.
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Fretts, Mark, "Phronetic implications: making a case for cross-disciplinary conversations in higher education" (2013). EWU Masters Thesis Collection. 97.