Disability Studies Minor

NYC’s new handicap access symbolThe Disability Studies Undergraduate Minor is an interdisciplinary program that explores the meaning and impact of disability across time, place, and group. We examine the ways in which our understandings of disability shape the fundamental aspects of our lives, our relationships, and the societies in which we live. This program offers a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary body of knowledge and skills and, in particular, raises awareness of disability issues, knowledge of disability rights and laws, and best practices towards creating inclusive and accessible environments and communities.

The knowledge and skills gained will enhance students' course of major study, prepare students for disability-related careers and advanced study in disability studies, and will deepen their understanding of the multicultural fabric of contemporary society. The minor requires 18 credits of coursework, including 2 required classes (6 crs.) and 4 interdisciplinary electives (12 crs.). Because the course work is flexible and provides opportunities in all three colleges, students can gear the minor towards their own interests and career paths.

Want to become a Disability Studies Minor or learn more?

Contact Dr. Allison Carey at accare@ship.edu, or 717-477-1193.
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