INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES at North Greenville University is an innovative program allowing the student to concentrate on two disciplines AND develop a full range of integrative skills (like creative synthesis, conceptual blending, dialogue, and multi-cultural thinking) which have proven to be highly marketable in today's global culture. But something even more important is at stake with regard to interdisciplinary thinking in an expressly Christian educational environment. Here...
It's all about MOTION:
In a rapidly changing, rapidly diversifying world, Christian students need to be prepared for MOVEMENT, creative and transformative movement across myriad boundaries. Such boundaries include those between disciplines (with their limited perspectives and methodologies); those between cultures, languages, and philosophies; those between worldview and lifeworld (the head and the heart); and, to be sure, those boundaries between what Augustine termed the "City of God" and the "City of Man." A Christian interdisciplinarian is a person who is equipped to move across these territories (and more), ALL in an effort to "bridge and build" for the kingdom of God.
It's a matter of MOTIVATION:
In an age of energetic and purposed integration, Christian students must embrace their twofold role as INTEGRATORS: discipline connects with discipline, knowledge with knowledge, method with method, ALL for the sake of interfacing with the world at large such that the redemptive way of Jesus is received and lived out in its many cultural manifestations. (Which is the reason we are involved in urban ministries; see below!)
Some Popular Couplings (University-Wide)