Approved Courses

Graduate (GIS)- Undergraduate (Minor)

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Semester Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization (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 5700 Disability Studies Workshop can be applied toward the GIS.
  • A maximum of 2 hours of DS 5191 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.

Graduate (GIS) Coursework

African American & African Studies

7862 Mental Health in the Africana Community (3)

Anthropology

5630 Language and Culture in Education (3)

Art Education

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

Arts & Sciences (College of)

6110 Health Literacy (2)

Disability Studies

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

Education: Teaching and Learning

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

Educational Studies: Special Education

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

English

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

Health and Rehabilitation Science

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

Health Services Management and Policy (Public Health)

7640 Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)

Kinesiology: Physical Education

5657 Sport and Disability(3)

Law

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

Nursing

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

Psychology

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

Social Work

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

Sociology

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

Speech and Hearing Science

5605 Multicultural Aspects of Communication (3)
5714 Introduction to Sign Language (3)
7717 Interdisciplinary 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 advisor has approved the Minor Program Form, you should file the form with the college of your major program.

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 3 credit hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • No more than 2 hours of Disability Studies 5700 Disability Studies Workshop can be applied toward the minor.
  • No more than 3 hours of Disability Studies 5191 Disability Studies Internship can be applied toward the minor.

Undergraduate Minor Coursework

American Sign Language

3350 American Deaf Arts and Literature (3)

Anthropology

5630 Language and Culture in Education(3)

Art Education

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

Disability Studies

5191 Disability Studies Internship (1-3)
5700 Disability Studies Workshop (1-3)

Education: Teaching and Learning

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

Educational Studies: Special Education

5650 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3)
5716 Assistive Technology in Education (3)

English

4410 Healthcare Experiences: Observing, Reading, Writing (3)
4597.01 The Disability Experience in the Contemporary World (3)

Health and Rehabilitation Science

5620 Aging, Accessibility, and Design (3)

Health Services Management and Policy (Public Health)

7640* Mental Health & Disability Policy (3)

Kinesiology: Physical Education

5657 Sport and Disability (3)

Psychology

3331 Abnormal Psychology (3)
4571 Psychology of Developmental Disabilities (3)
5681 Development and Psychopathology (3)

Sociology

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

Speech and Hearing Science

2230 Introduction to Communication and Its Disorders (3)
5605 Multicultural Aspects of Communication (3)
5714 Introduction to Sign Language (3)

Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

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

*Undergraduates can enroll in graduate courses only with permission of the instructor and by petition to the Graduate School.

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