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School of Interdisciplinary Studies

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About the Interdisciplinary Studies Program

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) incorporates the various interdisciplinary programs in the College of Liberal Arts ranging from area studies, ethnic studies, to comparative studies.  While each of our programs share the value of interdisciplinarity, our approaches range from multidisciplinary-in which people from different disciplines collaborate, interdisciplinary-in which knowledge and methods from different disciplines are integrated, to transdisciplinary-in which a new unity of intellectual frameworks are created beyond the originating disciplines.  Despite this variation in approach, our programs all recognize the need and value of interdisciplinary approaches to integrate and synthesize knowledge to provide a fuller understanding of a topic.  The School of Interdisciplinary Studies is a community of faculty and students enjoying an environment of rigorous and innovative intellectual inquiry.

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) consists the following interdisciplinary programs: African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Critical Disability Studies, Film & Video Studies, Global Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, Linguistics, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Religious Studies, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.


School of Interdisciplinary Studies Department Directory

Contact Information

Purdue University College of Liberal Arts
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 1290
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2098
Phone: 765 494-3663
Fax: 765 494-3660

Academic Advising Office
BRNG 1114
Phone: 765 494-3670
Fax: 765 496-1910

Undergraduate Future Students
BRNG 1168
Phone: 765 494-6291
Fax: 765 496-1910
Email: newstudent@purdue.edu

Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
BRNG 1289
Phone: 765 496-1848
Fax: 765 494-3660

Please visit the School of Interdisciplinary Studies for more information.

Graduate Information

For Graduate Information please see Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program Information .




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