The Disability Studies Minor housed in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies offers students an opportunity to study disability as a category of analysis from an interdisciplinary approach. Students will be exposed to cutting edge theories, methodologies, and debates that explore disability from historical, cultural, political, economic, and social perspectives. Examples of areas of research interests will include disability and the law, disability and theories of sexuality, disability and policy, disability activism, disability movements (local and transnational), disability and race, and disability in literature and art, to name only a few. Disability Studies is an exciting and growing field with endless possibilities for learning.
The Minor consists of two required O.5 credits in Disability Studies (DBST), 1.0 credit in predetermined courses in Social Work, Human Rights, and Sexuality Studies, and 2.0 credits from approved electives found in the calendar. This program will appeal to those interested in Disability Studies in general and/or to those who plan to work the area of human rights, social work, education, youth health, public policy, and counseling. Students should also use this minor as a specialization to enhance their undergraduate training in the Bachelor of Arts.
For more details please consult the Program Requirements page for the Disability Studies Minor.