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The Minor in Disability Studies provides students from other programs with an opportunity to engage with new understandings and scholarship in critical disability studies as it intersects in a multitude of contexts, across silos and disciplines. However, students are required to take a foundational course first, one that is designed to encourage them to look my deeply for the hidden structures and processes that produce disability.

Administered by: School of Disability Studies

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

One* (1) of the following:

DST 501 Rethinking Disability
INT 902 Disability Issues
SWP 921 Disability Issues Social Work Practice
Plus five (5) of the following:

DST 502 Disability and the State
DST 503 Current Topics in Disability I
DST 504 Mad People's History
DST 506 Principles and Practices of Accessibility
DST 507** Disability, Justice and Good Human Life
  (or PHL 507** Ethics and Disability)
DST 525 Disability, Representation/s and Culture
DST 603 Disability and The Law
DST 604 Current Topics in Disability II
DST 613 Strategies for Community Building
DST 614 Community, Access and Technology
DST 725 The Politics and Practice of Interventions
DST 727 Leadership Practices for Changing Times
INT 921 Writing for Disability Activism
*DST 501, INT 902 and SWP 921 are antirequisites of each other, therefore only one is acceptable.

** DST 507 and PHL 507 are antirequisites of each other, therefore only one is acceptable.


Please see Senate Policy 148 for further information about Minors.