Ten students gather around a table to explore the concept of the feminization of poverty. The interdisciplinary seminar, Women, Children, and Poverty, is being taught by two professors-- an economist (male) and a psychologist (female). Initially, each struggles with the other's parochial language. Students are interested, and somewhat amazed, as they view two professors-- each reflecting a distinct discipline-- struggle with and eventually transcend the limitations imposed by those disciplines. When one of the students raises this point, the economist notes that most of the traditional disciplines do not exist in any "pure" form; the psychologist adds that the fusion of different methodological and interpretive approaches offers advantages to the seminar.