Thursday, November 4, 2010
Academic Disciplines: a Taxonomy
In connection with my previous post on The World of Academic Research: a Taxonomy of the doctoral research fields by the National Academies in the US, Wikipedia has a List of Academic Disciplines. In this archival version (no one can guarantee the quality of the future versions), it provides a logical taxonomy of the academic disciplines. In contrast to the doctoral research fields, it includes many vocational undergraduate fields that are of limited intellectual rigour, but commonly taught in the US colleges and universities (i.e. Mickey Mouse courses).