Approved Courses

Graduate (GIS)- Undergraduate (Minor)

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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 takesn inside the student's 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 DS 5700Disability Studies Workshopcan be applied toward the GIS.
  • A maximum of 2 hours of DS 5191Disability Studies Internshipcan be applied toward the GIS.
  • The student must receive the grade of B (or better) or S in each course comprising the GIS.

Graduate (GIS) Coursework

African American & African Studies

7862Mental Health in the Africana Community(3)

Anthropology

5630Language and Culture in Education (3)

Art Education

5708Disability and Visual Culture: Issues of Representation in Art and Popular Culture (3)

Arts & Sciences (College of)

6110Health Literacy (2)

Disability Studies

5191Disability Studies Internship (1-3)
5700Disability Studies Workshop (1)
6700Introduction to Graduate Study in Disability Studies (1-3)
7700Disability Studies Research Forum (1)

Education: Teaching and Learning

5471Clinical Practice in Treating Reading Disabilities (3)
5504Inclusion: Philosophical, Social and Practical Issues: Secondary Education (3)
5557Language and Children with Disabilities (3)
6551Introduction to American Sign Language (3)
7501Inclusive Education Research (3)

Educational Studies: Special Education

5650Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
5678The Parent/Professional Partnership (3)
5716Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities(3)
5769Delivering Effective Services to Enhance the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs (3)

English

7891.01 / .02Seminar in Disability Studies in Language and Literature (3)

Health and Rehabilitation Science

5717.03Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disorders (3)
7620Aging, Accessibility, and Design (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Health Services Management and Policy (Public Health)

7640Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)

Kinesiology: Physical Education

5657Sport and Disability(3)

Law

7500Disability Discrimination (4)
7509Special EducationAdvocacy (Field Experience) (2-4)

Nursing

7717Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disabilities (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Psychology

5681Development and Psychopathology (3)
7717Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspectives onAutism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Social Work

5017Social Work Practice in the Field of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (2)
7717Interdisciplinary Seminar on Developmental Disabilities (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Sociology

5450Sociology of Global Health & Illness (3)
5629Health Disparities in Social Context (3)
7758Population, Health, and Life (3)

Speech and Hearing Science

5605Multicultural Aspects of Communication (3)
5714Introduction to Sign Language (3)
7717Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disability (3)

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

5620*(Special Topics Course) Gender and Disability (3)

*Selections from this group must be made in consultation with the Disability Studies Coordinator as some courses have variable topics which only occasionally focus on disability studies. All prerequisites must be satisfied for the courses selected.


Semester Minor Requirements

The disability studies minor consists of 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.

Required core 6 credit hours:

  • English 2277Introduction to Disability Studies (3)
  • Speech and Hearing Science 4510Disability 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 the 3000 level or above.
  • No more than one course can be taken from the student's chosen major area. You cannot use the same course for your major and minor. However, you can use any minor courses for GEC requirements.
  • No more than 2 hours of Arts and Sciences 5700Disability Studies Workshopcan be applied toward the minor.
  • No more than 3 hours of Arts and Sciences 5191Disability Studies Internshipcan be applied toward the minor.

Undergraduate Minor Coursework

African American & African Studies

7862Mental Health in the Africana Community (3)

American Sign Language

3350American Deaf Arts and Literature(3)

Anthropology

5630Language and Culture in Education(3)

Art Education

5708Disability and Visual Culture: Issues of Representation in Art and Popular Culture (3)

Disability Studies

5191Disability Studies Internship (1-3)
5700Disability Studies Workshop (1)
6700Introduction to Graduate Study in Disability Studies (3)

Education: Teaching and Learning

5471Clinical Practice in Treating Reading Disabilities (3)
5504Inclusion: Philosophical, Social and Practical Issues: Secondary Education (3)
5557Language and Children with Disabilities (3)
6551Introduction to American Sign Language (3)

Educational Studies: Special Education

5650Introduction to Exceptional Children(3)
5678The Parent/Professional Partnership(3)
5716Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities(3)
5769Delivering Effective Services to Enhance the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs (3)

English

2277Introduction to Disability Studies (3)
4597.01The Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (3)
7891.01 & .02Seminar in Disability Studies in Language and Literature (3)

Health and Rehabilitation Science

5717.03Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disorders (3)
7620Aging, Accessibility, and Design (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)

Health Services Management and Policy (Public Health)

7640Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)

Kinesiology: Physical Education

5657Sport and Disability(3)

Law

7500Disability Discrimination (4)
7509Special EducationAdvocacy (Field Experience) (2-4)

Nursing

7717Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disabilities (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspective on Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Psychology

3331Abnormal Psychology (3)
4571Psychology of Developmental Disabilities (3)
5681Development and Psychopathology (3)
7717Developmental Disabilities: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspectives onAutism Spectrum Disorders (3)

Social Work

7717Interdisciplinary Seminar on Developmental Disabilities (3)
7718Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Autism Spectrum Disorders(3)

Sociology

2290Sociology of Death and Dying (3)
5450Sociology of Global Health & Illness (3)
5629Health Disparities in Social Context (3)

Speech and Hearing Science

2230Introduction to Communication and Its Disorders (3)
4510Disability Studies in Context (3)
5605Multicultural Aspects of Communication (3)
5714Introduction to Sign Language (3)
7717Interdisciplinary Perspective on Developmental Disability (3)

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

2325Issues in Women's Health(3)
2326Women and Addiction: A Feminist Perspective (3)

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