Disability Studies Certificate

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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. 

Required Courses
DSST 310DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY5
DSST 410DISABILITY AS DIVERSITY5
DSST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS5
Total Credits15
 

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.