Discipline (academia)

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An academic discipline or academic field is a subdivision of knowledge that is taught and researched at the college or university level.wikipedia
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Learned society

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Disciplines are defined (in part), and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies and academic departments or faculties within colleges and universities to which their practitioners belong.
A learned society (also known as a learned academy, scholarly society, or academic association) is an organisation that exists to promote an academic discipline, profession, or a group of related disciplines such as the arts and science.

Physics

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For example, the branches of science are commonly referred to as the scientific disciplines, e.g. physics, chemistry, and biology. Most academic disciplines have their roots in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century secularization of universities, when the traditional curricula were supplemented with non-classical languages and literatures, social sciences such as political science, economics, sociology and public administration, and natural science and technology disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. In the twentieth century, the natural science disciplines included: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy.
Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines and, through its inclusion of astronomy, perhaps the oldest.

Interdisciplinarity

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While academic disciplines in and of themselves are more or less focused practices, scholarly approaches such as multidisciplinarity/interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and cross-disciplinarity integrate aspects from multiple academic disciplines, therefore addressing any problems that may arise from narrow concentration within specialized fields of study.
Interdisciplinarity or interdisciplinary studies involves the combining of two or more academic disciplines into one activity (e.g., a research project).

Transdisciplinarity

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While academic disciplines in and of themselves are more or less focused practices, scholarly approaches such as multidisciplinarity/interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and cross-disciplinarity integrate aspects from multiple academic disciplines, therefore addressing any problems that may arise from narrow concentration within specialized fields of study.
Transdisciplinarity connotes a research strategy that crosses many disciplinary boundaries to create a holistic approach.

Theology

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The University of Paris in 1231 consisted of four faculties: Theology, Medicine, Canon Law and Arts.
Theology is taught as an academic discipline, typically in universities and seminaries.

Mode 2

Some researchers believe that academic disciplines may, in the future, be replaced by what is known as Mode 2 or "post-academic science", which involves the acquisition of cross-disciplinary knowledge through collaboration of specialists from various academic disciplines.
It is also founded on a conceptualization of science as separated into discrete disciplines (e.g., a biologist does not bother about chemistry).

Branches of science

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It includes scientific disciplines.
Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy.

Academic journal

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Disciplines are defined (in part), and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies and academic departments or faculties within colleges and universities to which their practitioners belong.
In each academic discipline, there are dominant journals that receive the largest number of submissions, and therefore can be selective in choosing their content.

Social science

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Most academic disciplines have their roots in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century secularization of universities, when the traditional curricula were supplemented with non-classical languages and literatures, social sciences such as political science, economics, sociology and public administration, and natural science and technology disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.
Social science is a category of academic disciplines concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society.

Curriculum

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Most academic disciplines have their roots in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century secularization of universities, when the traditional curricula were supplemented with non-classical languages and literatures, social sciences such as political science, economics, sociology and public administration, and natural science and technology disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.
Personal formation via curricula is studied both at the personal and group levels, i.e. cultures and societies (e.g. professional formation, academic discipline via historical experience).

Media studies

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In the 1970s and 1980s, there was an explosion of new academic disciplines focusing on specific themes, such as media studies, women's studies, and Africana studies.
Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media.

Academy

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Disciplines are defined (in part), and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies and academic departments or faculties within colleges and universities to which their practitioners belong.
Academia is usually conceived as divided into disciplines or fields of study.

Geology

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In the twentieth century, the natural science disciplines included: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy.
Geology is a major academic discipline, and it plays an important role in geotechnical engineering.

Knowledge

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An academic discipline or academic field is a subdivision of knowledge that is taught and researched at the college or university level.

Research

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Disciplines are defined (in part), and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies and academic departments or faculties within colleges and universities to which their practitioners belong. An academic discipline or academic field is a subdivision of knowledge that is taught and researched at the college or university level.

Chemistry

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For example, the branches of science are commonly referred to as the scientific disciplines, e.g. physics, chemistry, and biology. Most academic disciplines have their roots in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century secularization of universities, when the traditional curricula were supplemented with non-classical languages and literatures, social sciences such as political science, economics, sociology and public administration, and natural science and technology disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. In the twentieth century, the natural science disciplines included: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy.

Biology

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For example, the branches of science are commonly referred to as the scientific disciplines, e.g. physics, chemistry, and biology. Most academic disciplines have their roots in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century secularization of universities, when the traditional curricula were supplemented with non-classical languages and literatures, social sciences such as political science, economics, sociology and public administration, and natural science and technology disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. In the twentieth century, the natural science disciplines included: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy.

Expert

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Individuals associated with academic disciplines are commonly referred to as experts or specialists.

Systems theory

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Others, who may have studied liberal arts or systems theory rather than concentrating in a specific academic discipline, are classified as generalists.

University of Paris

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The University of Paris in 1231 consisted of four faculties: Theology, Medicine, Canon Law and Arts.

Medicine

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The University of Paris in 1231 consisted of four faculties: Theology, Medicine, Canon Law and Arts.

Canon law

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The University of Paris in 1231 consisted of four faculties: Theology, Medicine, Canon Law and Arts.

Liberal arts education

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The University of Paris in 1231 consisted of four faculties: Theology, Medicine, Canon Law and Arts. Others, who may have studied liberal arts or systems theory rather than concentrating in a specific academic discipline, are classified as generalists.

Secularization

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Most academic disciplines have their roots in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century secularization of universities, when the traditional curricula were supplemented with non-classical languages and literatures, social sciences such as political science, economics, sociology and public administration, and natural science and technology disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.