Here appear occasional jottings of my random musings. Profound or jejune, they reveal the contours of my mental universe, with world history, intellectual history, civilizations, philosophy, religion, society, knowledge, and books as some major themes. Since May 2011, this blog has been exclusively focused on Singapore. All my other reflections are now posted in "Notes from Noosphere" (see link under "Miscellany" on the right margin).
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).
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