Minor Requirements

  • 30 credits. A minimum of 15 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Required Core Course (5 credits):

  • Introduction to Disability Studies DIS ST 230/LSJ 230/CHID 230

Required Courses

Take three of the following DIS ST classes (15 credits):

  • DIS ST 235 / SOC 235 Representations of Disability in Popular Culture
  • DIS ST 332 / LSJ 332 / CHID 332 Disability and Society
  • DIS ST 335 / GWSS 335 / CHID 335 Sex, Gender, and Disability
  • DIS ST 337 / SOC 337 Social Construction of Madness and Mental Health in the US
  • DIS ST 346 / LSJ 346 / JSIS B 346 Disability in Global and Comparative Perspectives
  • DIS ST 419 / CHID 419 Disability and the Arts
  • DIS ST 421 / B H 421 History of Eugenics
  • DIS ST 430 / LSJ 430 / CHID 430 Topics in Disability Studies
  • DIS ST 433 / LSJ 433 / CHID 433 Disability Law, Policy, and the Community
  • DIS ST 434 / LSJ 434 / CHID 434 Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People
  • DIS ST 435 Advanced Seminar in Disability Studies

Disability Studies Electives

Take courses from at least two of the following three subfields (10 credits):

List of Approved Electives

A) Rights, Policy, and Inequality

  • DIS ST 337 / SOC 337 Social Construction of Madness and Mental Health in the US
  • DIS ST 430 / LSJ 430 / CHID 430 Topics in Disability Studies
  • DIS ST 433 / LSJ 433 / CHID 433 Disability Law, Policy, and the Community
  • DIS ST 434 / LSJ 434 / CHID 434 Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People
  • ANTH 303 Technologies of Health
  • EDSPE 304 Exceptional Children
  • EDUC 305 The Purpose of Public Schools in a Democracy
  • GWSS 310 Women and the Law
  • LSJ 437 / DIS ST 437 Crime, Law, and Mental Illness
  • SOC W 576 Contexts of Disability and Anti-Ableist Practice
  • SOC WF 404 Cultural Diversity and Justice

B) Global and Historical Perspectives

  • DIS ST 346 / LSJ 346 / JSIS B 346 Disability in Global and Comparative Perspectives
  • DIS ST 421 / B H 421 History of Eugenics
  • DIS ST 430 / LSJ 430 / CHID 430 Topics in Disability Studies
  • DIS ST 434 / LSJ 434 / CHID 434 Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People
  • ANTH¬†322/RELIG¬†320 Comparative Study of Death
  • ANTH 420 Social Life of Psychiatry
  • ANTH 478 Introduction to the Anthropology of Institutions
  • G H 305 / LAW 305 Global Health and Justice
  • G H 456 Global Mental Health
  • LSJ 366 / JSIS B Comparative Law and Legal Cultures

C) Diversity, Representation, and Identity

  • DIS ST 235 / SOC 235 Representations of Disability in Popular Culture
  • DIS ST 332 / LSJ 332 / CHID 332 Disability and Society
  • DIS ST 335 / GWSS 335 / CHID 335 Sex, Gender, and Disability
  • DIS ST 337 / SOC 337 Social Construction of Madness and Mental Health in the US
  • DIS ST 419 / CHID 419 Disability and the Arts
  • DIS ST 430 / LSJ 430 / CHID 430 Topics in Disability Studies
  • ANTH 305 Anthropology of the Body
  • ANTH 376 Anthropology of Disability
  • ASL 305 Deaf Culture
  • EDSPE 422 (dis)Ability, Education, and the Arts
  • GWSS 374 Introduction to Transgender Studies
  • GWSS 445 Feminist Science (Fiction) Studies
  • PHIL 242 Introduction to Medical Ethics
  • PHIL 345 Moral Issues of Life and Death
  • PHIL 409 Philosophy of Disability