Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization
Semester GIS Requirements
The GIS requires 14-16 credit hours of course work (minimum of 3 different courses). Graduate students who wish to complete the GIS should consult with the Coordinator of Disability Studies to determine a course of study.
- At least 9 hours must be taken outside the student's home department.
- Courses taken inside the students home department must be at the 5000-level and above.
- No more than 2 courses may be taken from a single department.
- No more than 1 course may be an American Sign Language course.
- A maximum of 2 hours of ASC 5700: Disability Studies Workshop can be applied toward the GIS.
- A maximum of 2 hours of ASC 5189.01: Disability Studies Internship can be applied toward the GIS.
- The student must receive the grade of B (or better) or S in each course comprising the GIS.
Semester Course Offerings
African and African American Studies
7862 Mental Health in the African American Community (3)
7620 Aging Accessibility and Design (3)
5630 Language and Culture in Education (3)
College of Arts and Sciences
5189.01 Disability Studies Internship (1-3)
5700 Disability Studies Workshop (1)
6700 Introduction to Graduate Study in Disability Studies (3 hours)
7700 Disability Studies Research Forum (1)
Education & Human Ecology: Physical Activity and Educational Services
5650 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
5657 Sport and Disability (3)
5678 The Parent-Professional Partnership (3)
5716 Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities (3)
5791.01 Orientation to Disabling Conditions (3)
Education & Human Ecology: Teaching and Learning
5557 Language and Children with Disabilities (3)
5471 Clinical Practice in Treating Reading Disabilities (3)
6551 Introduction to American Sign Language (3)
5504 Inclusion: Philosophical, Social and Practical Issues (3)
7501 Inclusive Education Research (3)
7891 Seminar in Disability Studies in Language and Literature (3)
Health Services Management and Policy
7640 Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)
636 The Law of Disability Discrimination (4)
738.20A Special Education Practicum (3)
Nisonger Center [cross-listed courses in Allied Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Speech and Hearing]
5718.01 Family Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Families of Handicapped Children? (3)
5718.02 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders? (3)
5718.03 Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
5681: Development and Psychopathology (3)
5718: Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
5017: Social Work Practice in the Field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (2)
5450: Sociology of Global Health and Illness (3)
5629: Health Disparities in Social Context (3)
Speech and Hearing Science
5605: Multicultural Aspects of Communication and Its Disorders (3)
5714: Introduction to Sign Language Systems (3)
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
5620* (Special Topics course) Gender and Disability (5)
*Selections from this group must be made in consultation with the Disability Studies Coordinator, as some courses have variable topics courses, which only occasionally focus on disability studies. All prerequisites must be satisfied for the courses selected.
Quarter-to-Semester Transition Policy
Any completed Quarter courses that met the requirements of the GISprior to program conversion will be accepted. [Quarter-system program requirements are available here.] Credits will be converted from Quarter to Semester hours. This policy will be maintained even if a student declares the minor after the University has switched to Semester system. Contact Disability Studies Director Professor Amy Shuman with questions.