True interdisciplinary learning does not allow itself to be isolated by subject-matter boundaries. When students engage in authentic interdisciplinary learning, they can use the various perspectives of individual disciplines to their advantage as they wrestle with significant questions that can best be answered through a unified analysis.
By working through several courses in the various academic programs at TMU, students gain a wider understanding of those content areas. They become well-balanced in both the humanities and sciences and their learning becomes more and more integrated rather than fragmented. They move beyond simply learning the what of the content to understand the “why” behind that content.
This is because all learning within each course falls under the authority of Scripture.
God’s Word becomes the singular unifying perspective among the disciplines. Learning is not merely filtered through the Word but undeniably intertwined and inseparable from it. Applying a biblical worldview among the disciplines gives Interdisciplinary Studies students the template for discernment in learning.
This is all made visibly evident through the culminating project. The capstone project allows a student to show the relevance and authenticity of the learning they have done over the past four years. They must demonstrate an ability to creatively synthesize information and see the interconnectedness of ideas among the content areas of the various courses they have taken, proving that TMU has helped them not only grow as learners but to discover the true value of learning.