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List of academic disciplines
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List of academic disciplines

This is a list of academic disciplines (and academic fields). An academic discipline is a branch of knowledge which is formally taught, either at the university, or via some other such method. Functionally, disciplines are usually defined and recognised by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned societies to which their practitioners belong.

Each discipline usually has several sub-disciplines and distinguishing lines are often both arbitrary and ambiguous.

A "*" denotes a field whose academic status is debated.

Table of contents
1 Natural sciences
2 Mathematics and Computer science
3 Social sciences
4 Humanities and Arts
5 Professions / Applied sciences
6 See also

Natural sciences

Astronomy

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Planetary science

Mathematics and Computer science

Mathematics

Computer science

Social sciences

Anthropology

Archaeology

Communications

Economics

Ethnology

Geography

Linguistics

Political science

Psychology

Sociology

Humanities and Arts

Area studies and ethnic studies (sometimes called cultural studies)

Art

Creative Writing

Dance

English literature

also see Literature

Film studies and film criticism

History

Linguistics

see entry under Social Sciences

Literature and cultural studies

Literature of Languages or Cultures Methods and topics

Music

Philosophy

Religious studies

Semiotics

Women's studies and Gender studies

Professions / Applied sciences

Architecture and Environmental Design

Business

Education

Engineering

Ergonomics

Agriculture

Forestry

Family and Consumer Science

Journalism and Mass Communications

Law

Library and information science

Health Sciences

Military science

Public Affairs and Community service

See also