Disability Studies Minor

For information, contact the Department of Educational Psychology, 201 McGuffey Hall, edp@miamioh.edu.

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 semester hours)

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

Required courses
DST/EDP/SOC 272Introduction to Disability Studies3
DST/EDP/SOC/WGS 375(Dis)Ability Allies: To be or not to be? Developing Identity and Pride from Practice3
Capstone course
EDP 489/DST 494Disability in Global and Local Contexts3
Additional courses
Select no more than two courses at the 100-200 level:3-6
Global Design
Beginning ASL I
Beginning ASL II
Disability and Literature
Women and (Dis)ability: Fictions and Contaminations of Identity
Select remaining hours at the 300-400 level:6-9
American Deaf Cultures
Media Illusions: Creations of "The Disabled" Identity
Social/Political Activism
Disability History in America
Queer Theory
Children and Families: Ages Conception - 12
Medical Sociology
Sport, Power and Inequality
Total Credit Hours18-24