Interdisciplinary Education in Language Universities - A Survey on Postgraduate Students' Attitude and Its Implications

  •  Qian Li    


The current rapid development of economy and technology calls for the cultivation of interdisciplinary talents in universities. When faced with this challenge, language universities, as a specialized type, need to take a range of factors into consideration, among which language students’ attitudes play a crucial role for further course design. This present study carried out a survey among students in the major language universities in China, and analyzed the results to identify students’ attitudes to interdisciplinary education. Results show half of the students are positive about the implementation of interdisciplinary education, however they lack the knowledge about what interdisciplinary education is and how it is carried out. The problems are discussed and a series of suggestions are proposed in order to promote the interdisciplinary program in language universities efficiently and effectively.

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