Interdisciplinary Studies

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Study the Roots of Religion

Dr. Andrew Gow specializes in the interplay between religion and culture, especially as it relates to the apocalyptic and fantastical.

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Dr. Maureen Engel (left) and Aiden discuss concepts related to technology as it relates to teaching and research in the liberal arts.

The Arts and Science of Computer Games

Explore the power of computer games to inform, educate, and entertain.

What is Interdisciplinary Studies? 

Interdisciplinary Studies is a unit of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta dedicated to supporting interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning and research.

Our mission focuses on developing, guiding and sustaining:

  • vibrant and innovative undergraduate and graduate programmes
  • interdisciplinary and community research and learning initiatives
  • individuals, departments and other units developing interdisciplinary initiatives


The Interdisciplinary Studies unit offers the following diverse programs:

Environmental Studies
International Studies
Religious Studies
Science,Technology & Society
Writing Studies

Digital Humanities
Religious Studies

Computer Game Development
Peace & Post Conflict Studies