Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institute for Human Development

Disability Studies, Minor


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This undergraduate minor explores the role of disability in society today and how society's concept of normalcy has shaped perceptions of disability. Students will build a firm realization that disability can be understood as one facet of human diversity. By pursuing foundational knowledge of the rapidly emerging field of disability studies, students will learn to think critically about the ways in which disabled persons have experienced inequality and oppression.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institute for Human Development

Disability Studies, Minor


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What Can I Do with a Minor in Disability Studies?

Students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines will benefit from the interdisciplinary Disability Studies minor. The minor will provide you with foundational knowledge of the rapidly emerging field of disability studies. You will explore and critically examine the historical and legal treatment of people with disabilities and acquire an awareness and understanding of the role of disability in today society.

You will examine your own attitude towards disability while reflecting on the construct of normality and the ways in which this concept has shaped the understanding of disability. Through studying the emergence of disability culture and the disability rights movement, you will come to appreciate the concepts of acceptance, inclusion, integration, independence, and productivity as these apply to individuals with disabilities and society at large.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institute for Human Development

Disability Studies, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institute for Human Development

Disability Studies, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Research Optional
Some online/blended coursework Required

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing the undergraduate minor in Disability Studies students will: 

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institute for Human Development

Disability Studies, Minor


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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Institute for Human Development

Disability Studies, Minor


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