Interdisciplinary Understanding and Integration

The general knowledge we share and the skills we depend upon enrich the disciplines in which we work. These requirements, fulfilled by attributes attached to courses, reinforces that belief by fostering the integration of discovery skills and interdisciplinary breadth. Interdisciplinary Understanding foregrounds the ways in which any discipline might be contextualized or enhanced by those around it. Perspectives on Identity provide opportunities to explore individual identity in relation to a larger social context. Capstone allows students to reflect on their education and to synthesize knowledge and skills. The University Dialogue engages our community with the big questions and issues of our time. Taken together, the Discovery Program requirements prepare the student for citizenship in an increasingly complex and changing world. We hope our students will solve subtle problems, appreciate human complexity, and cherish the world’s beauty.