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Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume IV: Emerging Technologies and Applications Track (1989)
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA
Jan. 3, 1989 to Jan. 6, 1989
ISBN: 0-8186-1914-7
pp: 272-278
M. Hukill , Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Commun. & Inf. Sci., Hawaii Univ., Honolulu, HI, USA
D. Lassner , Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Commun. & Inf. Sci., Hawaii Univ., Honolulu, HI, USA
ABSTRACT
The case for interdisciplinary study is discussed in the context of an example of a recently formalized interdisciplinary doctoral program in communication and information sciences at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Interdisciplinary study is seen as necessary in the acquisition of knowledge especially as it pertains to the study of information technologies and human communication endeavors. Understanding a broad range of conceptual ideas across a number of more traditional disciplines is regarded as a must to understanding the implications of the information age more fully. Advantages and disadvantages of such a study strategy are presented within the organizational structure and processes of the modern day university.<>
INDEX TERMS
computer science education, educational courses, information science, office automation
CITATION

M. Hukill and D. Lassner, "Interdisciplinary studies in communication and information sciences: promises and problems," Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Volume 1: Architecture Track(HICSS), Kailua-Kona, HI, USA, , pp. 272-278.
doi:10.1109/HICSS.1989.48132
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