Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies

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The Disability Studies Graduate 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.

There are four options for the graduate certificate: standard, critical, applied, and critical and applied. For more information about each, see the Curriculum & Requirements section below.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Disability Studies Certificate, Graduate

The Graduate Disability Studies Certificate, a 15–25 credit program provides three options. The 15 credit program educates students about disability, disability culture and the lived experiences of persons with disabilities. The 20 credit Critical Disability Studies Certificate explores the liberal arts foundation of disability studies and diversity studies. The 20 credit Applied Disability Studies Certificate applies laws and policies to the study of human rights and diversity. Students successfully completing all 25 DSST credits earn the Critical and Applied Disability Studies Certificate. 

Required Courses15
DISABILITY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
DISABILITY AS DIVERSITY
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT IN UNIVERSAL ACCESS
Expanded Certificate Option5-10
Applied Disability Studies
HUMAN DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Critical Disability Studies
DISABILITY: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES FROM THE LIBERAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Critical and Applied Disability Studies
HUMAN DIVERSITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
and DISABILITY: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES FROM THE LIBERAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Total Credits20-25
 

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