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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Disability Studies Minor

Intercollege Program (DBLTY)

This is an intercollege minor, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of the Liberal Arts, and overseen by the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program. It is designed for students with special interests in the social systems, environmental factors, and cultural history of disability. In addition to the requirements of the student's major department, the minor consists of 18 credits selected from several colleges and departments. For those majoring in disability-driven disciplines (e.g. nursing, speech and communication disorders, psychology, special education, rehabilitation and human services, health administration), a Disability Studies minor provides relevant interdisciplinary links that broaden the understanding of disability beyond the clinical realm. For students in the humanities (e.g. history, philosophy, political science, and literature), Disability Studies offers important new dimensions and challenges to traditional accounts of human value and political agency. For students with personal experience of disability, the minor provides an academic grounding and community for disability advocacy on personal, community, and national levels.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
RHS 100(3), ENGL 228 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from LA 495(1-12), or an equivalent independent research course or internship approved by the faculty member in charge.

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (9 credits)
Select at least three courses for at least 9 credits from an approved department list in consultation with adviser.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2008

Blue Sheet Item #: 36-06-085

Review Date: 4/15/08

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