Disability Studies Certificate
The Disability Studies Certificate is a 15 credit hour program that educates students about disability, disability culture, and the lived experiences of persons with disabilities. It consists of three courses, including a community-based service-learning course. Disability Studies is also an optional area of study for students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies major.
Grade Requirements: the Disability Studies Certificate requires a combined GPA for DSST course grades to be >2.0 and a minimum grade >C- for all courses.
|DSST 310||DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY||5|
|DSST 410||DISABILITY AS DIVERSITY||5|
|DSST 490||SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS||5|
Student Learning Outcomes—students will
- demonstrate knowledge of the perceptions and beliefs about disability throughout history and in contemporary society;
- identify disability culture and recognize the contributions of Disabled persons in society;
- display knowledge of how laws and policies influence the lives of people with disabilities;
- analyze societal representations of defining disability including the moral, medical and social models;
- understand disability as a characteristic in the diverse tapestry of society;
- apply the principles of universal access to disability and to other diverse societal characteristics.