Certificate in Disability Studies

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The Disability Studies certificate program will show you that disability is part of the tapestry of a diverse society. It emphasizes “universal access,” the philosophy that society should be inclusive of people of all diverse backgrounds and traits, and that the responsibility for diversity transcends traditional identity-based characteristics. Universal access (UA) embraces an approach that responsible societies do not just accommodate minorities, but are constructed for people of all; both majority and minority, typical and atypical.

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Curriculum & Requirements

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.

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

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