Interdisciplinary Studies

Hiram is committed to providing an innovative, relevant curriculum to our students.  For nearly fifty years, this has meant a focus on interdisciplinary learning.  Interdisciplinary studies is so inherent to our ethos, it is the basis of our graduate program, and the foundation of our Centers of Distinction.  In addition, we offer many interdisciplinary majors and minors.

Interdisciplinary courses and programs ask students to synthesize and use knowledge drawn from disparate arenas, breaking barriers between them.  We know that our graduates must be nimble lifelong learners who thrive in a world that rapidly generates new knowledge, demanding constant adaptation.  This is dynamic, sophisticated learning.

Nearly all of our study abroad courses, and many of our on campus interdisciplinary courses are 'team taught' by faculty teams from across campus.  Imagine taking a class from pairs of professors in combinations such as Biology and Music, Theatre Arts and Chemistry, Art and Communication, Philosophy and Political Science, Computer Science and Biology, Spanish and Communication, Nursing and Biomedical Humanities, English and History, Management and Art. Talk about multiple perspectives!

Hiram values interdisciplinary study to the extent all students are required to take two courses to fulfill this college wide requirement. 

Sampling of Interdisciplinary Courses at Hiram

  • Art, Culture and Communication
  • Pushing up Daisies: Western Perspectives on Death and Dying
  • From Rome to Tattoine and Beyond
  • Humans and the Environment
  • Music and War
  • Narrative Bioethics
  • Japan – Urbanization and Innovation
  • Masculinity, Femininity, and Culture
  • Literature and Film
  • Engaged Citizenship
  • Urban Design and Regional Planning
  • Cultural Monuments of Ancient Italy
  • No Child Left Inside
  • Marginalized Voices of Central America
  • The Story of Water
  • Stories of the Self
  • Bioinformatics

View a full selection of courses in our Course Catalog

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