Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences
INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
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Dear Potential Students,
It is my pleasure, at the American College, to share with you our long-term vision and the challenges of implementing that vision and mission with our two unique programs in genealogy, heraldry and documentary sciences.
The vision and mission of this new school is to facilitate the evolution of genealogy into a scientific discipline (similar to that which exists in Europe) within the mainstream of studies in higher education.
The Vision and Strategy of the American College rests on the united support of our committed faculty, in concert with our management team in presenting and defending a unified front of our world perspective about genealogy and its related disciplines and methods of presentation.
We are, as noted, also moving toward creating a scientific knowledge based approach to the study of Genealogy that is aligned with on-going research and development woven in the related fabric of the disciplines of history sociology, archaeology, genetics, microbiology and documentary sciences. We are not a mere technical school but rather an advanced academic facility teaching and researching the aforementioned disciplines from an educational standpoint.
We are also aware that the hard sciences of physics, microbiology, and mathematics are related disciplines that are providing new knowledge and insights into the field of genealogy, and we have developed our programs accordingly. These related disciplines provides the student with a broad perspective of the growing field of genealogy long upheld in many overseas countries.
To build a scientific discipline there must be a special commitment of continuing research to expand the knowledge base of the inquiry. This is beginning to take place with its linkage to genealogical theory. The American School is addressing the scientific methodology of grounded theory as a methodology, which is applicable to genealogical studies. We also provide research theory used in building Quantitative and Qualitative Data of applications.
For too long, genealogy has been considered by many genealogists and lay individuals as a mere hobby and classified by many schools and societies in the United States as a hobby based in such groupings as basket weaving or flower arranging. These same "professionals" then question why academicians and academia question the legality of genealogy and genealogists.
Carl Edwin Lindgren
Carl Edwin Lindgren, DEd, FCP, FWAAS, FRAI, FRSA