Associate Professor, Allame Tabatabei University


Interdisciplinary studies were considered necessary after revelations about weaknesses and shortcomings of specialization as well as ramifications in sciences. This idea puts emphasis on integration of sciences in such fields as philosophy, natural sciences, mathematical sciences, and humanities. Emergence of interdisciplinary courses is, on the one hand, rooted in objective realities and emergence of separate, but multifaceted phenomena which called for an interdisciplinary approach to problems and their solutions as well as a general and inclusive measure. On the other hand, they stem from theoretical contentions and critique of positivistic scientific methods. Interdisciplinary studies both do away with limitations and shortcomings of specialistic studies, and provide new capacities and research facilities for different fields of science.