Where do the social sciences fit into that? What about cognitive science, philosophy of technology, or history of technology? Law? What about education itself?
If I had to choose between non-interdisciplinary liberal arts and non-interdisciplinary STEM, I’d choose STEM in a hot second, because I would be a drudge but I’d be an employable drudge.
However, it turns out that in the real world, not only are liberal arts grads employable because they are disciplinary, but STEM grads are as well. Any STEM grads who do not adapt with the times and only do whatever is on their diploma find themselves stuck doing the same grunt work until that grunt work is declared obsolete.
Yep. Right now, I’m surrounded by Boomers and Millennials. The Boomers are really fucking depressing, and have basically been hanging around in the same job for 20+ years for various reasons. They have no passion and no creativity left, assuming they ever had any. The Millennials have passion and creativity, but they don’t know how to do anything, because not only are they young, but they can’t really think for themselves. There are a few GenXers here, and we get most of the stuff accomplished, but we don’t really fit in anywhere, we just kinda exist.