Disabilities Studies Minor

This interdisciplinary minor will explore various topics that focus on disabilities and provide the students with an understanding of disability issues in today’s society. This minor provides the students with a unique understanding as it draws from a variety of disciplines across the university. It allows students to gain knowledge and skills from numerous perspectives including: social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and education.
Students will take 6 courses for 18 credits.  At least one course must be at the 200/300 level. 

Required Courses

CD-100Introduction to Human Communication and its Disorders3
CS-124Health Informatics3
PS-101General Psychology3

One Ethics Course Required

HC-228Health Ethics3
PH-131Medical Ethics3

Select at least two of the courses

BI-112Diseases and Mankind3
CD-120Introduction to Sign Language3
ED-206Development and Learning of Typical and Atypical Children Birth to Age 83
ED-285Understanding and Supporting Children And Youth With Disabilities3
PS-222Introduction to Health Psychology3
PS-310Development of Exceptional Children/Youth3
PS-335Abnormal Psychology3
SO-215Medical Sociology3
SO-255Sociology of Disability3

NOTES:

Students must take the four required courses (CD 100, CS 124, PS 101 and HC 228 or PH 131) for 12 credits, plus two from the approved list (6 credits).

CD majors must take the three required courses (CS 124, PS 101 and HC 228 or PH 131 -- CD 100 is required of the major), plus three from the approved list (9 credits).

PBH majors must take the four required courses (CD 100, CS 124, PS 101, and  PH 131 – HC 228 is required of the major), plus two from the approved list (6 credits).

PS majors must take the three required courses (CD 100, CS 124 and HC 228 or PH 131 -- PS 101 is required for the major), plus three from the approved list (9 credits).