Disability Studies

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, 375 Upham Hall (513-529-2628).

This minor offers a broad liberal arts approach to the study of disability. It provides students with knowledge of the historical, social, artistic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical and political framing of disability. Students develop a strong interdisciplinary foundation, with emphasis on cultural constructions of disability, and the intersections of disability, race, gender, sex, age, class and other markers of diversity and difference. Students have the opportunity to enhance this foundation by extending their learning into the community through the senior capstone internship and/or independent research requirement.

Program requirements (18 hours total)

Take the foundation course, no more than two additional courses at the 100-200 level and the capstone experience.

Both of these:

Foundation course:

DST/EDP/SOC 272 Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

Capstone course:

EDP 489 Disability in Global and Local Contexts (3)

Choose no more than two 100-200 level courses:

COM/DST 247 Rhetoric of Disability Rights (3)

DST/ENG 169 Disability Identity (3)

ENG 245 Rhetoric of Disability Rights (3)

DST/EDP/SOC/WGS 278 Women and (Dis)ability: Fictions and Contaminations of Identity (3)

SPA 211 Deaf Culture and Community (3)

SPA 312 Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues (3)

Remaining hours at the 300-400 level for the DST minor:

DST/ENG 329 Disability Poetics and Narrative Theory (3)

DST/GTY 335 Disability and Aging (3)

DST/EDP/SOC/WGS 375 (Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identity and Pride from Practice (3)

COM/DST/EDP/SOC/WGS 378 Media Illusions: Creations of "The Disabled" Identity (3)

FSW 381 Parent-Child Relations in Diverse Families (3)

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