Teaching Across Disciplines: Continuity and Change in Curricular Roles for Applied Social Scientists

Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting, 2015


Sherylyn Briller and Amy Paul-Ward


In terms of continuity, anthropologists and other applied social scientists have taught across disciplinary lines in allied fields for decades. In terms of change, social scientists are now taking leading roles in curriculum development in these programs. This shift merits further exploration of how we are infusing social science thinking and taking a larger role in shaping these cross-disciplinary conversations about education today. This session will investigate how these issues are being handled conceptually and practically in different settings. We will also discuss what resources are needed for social scientists with the opportunity to guide related programs going forward.