Semester Minor Requirements
The disability studies minor consists a minimum of 14 credit hours of course work. Once the disability studies coordinator has approved the Minor Program Form, you should file the form with your college or school counselor.
Required core 6 credit hours:
English 2277 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)
Speech and Hearing Science 4510 Disability Studies in Context (3)
Additional course work, 8 or more credit hours:
- Select at least three courses from the following list.
- At least 6 credit hours must be at 3000 level or above.
- No more than one course can be taken from the student's chosen major area.
- No more than 2 hours of Arts and Sciences 5700: Disability Studies Workshop can be applied toward the minor.
- No more than 3 hours of Arts and Sciences 5189.01: Disability Studies Internship can be applied toward the minor.
Semester Course Offerings
African and African American Studies
7862 Mental Health in the African American Community (3)
5717.02 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
5717.03 Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disorders (3)
7620 Aging Accessibility and Design (3)
American Sign Language
3350 American Deaf Arts and Literature (3)
5630 Language and Culture in Education (3)
5708 Disability and Visual Culture: Issues of Representation in Art and Popular Culture (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)
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)
2277 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)
4597.01 The Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (3)
Health Services Management and Policy (College of Public Health)
7640 Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)
7500 Disability Discrimination (4)
7509 Special Education Practicum (2-4)
3331 Abnormal Psychology (3)
4571 Psychology of Developmental Disabilities (3)
5681 Development and Psychopathology (3)
5717 Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
5718 Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
7717 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
7718 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Developmental Disabilities (3)
2290 Sociology of Death and Dying (3)
5450 Sociology of Global Health and Illness (3)
5629 Health Disparities in Social Context (3)
Speech & Hearing Science
2230 Introduction to Communication and Its Disorders (3)
4510 Disability Studies in Context (3)
5605 Multicultural Aspects of Communication and Its Disorders (3)
5714 Introduction to Sign Language Systems (3)
5717.01 Nisonger Center Courses in Developmental Disabilities (3)
5717.02 Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disability (3)
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
2325 Issues in Women's Health (3)
2326 Women and Addiction (3)
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 minor prior 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.