Most of us know that housing affordability, gender equity, and climate change are examples of societal issues that can't be solved by a single discipline.
These issues require co-operation and collaboration, they require people from different disciplines to work together to find solutions.
The ANU Vice-Chancellor's courses are all about teaching students to look at problems from new perspective to help them solve large and complex issues.
The courses are taught by lectures from across the University and this year include topics including Creating Impact, Creating Knowledge, Leadership & Influence, Unravelling Complexity and Mobilising Research.
Dr Chris Browne now a lecturer and educator at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, was a student in one of the first Vice-Chancellor's courses back in 2009. He's also the course convenor and one of course's the lecturers.
Dr Browne says completing his Vice-Chancellor's course taught him how different disciplines view the world and the importance of bringing these world views together at a conceptual level to improve his own thinking about complex problems.
"The student-led environment and exposure to a wide range of world-renowned academics are fundamental aspects of the Vice-Chancellor's courses, as well as the opportunity to network with incredible students from all disciplines across the ANU," he said.
"The exchanges between students of all disciplines, a physics student educating a classics student on entropy or hearing the questions a computer scientist has about the fall of the Roman Empire are what makes the courses so unique."
Find out more about the VC's Courses at an information session during O-Week.