2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Disabilities Studies (DSST) Minor

Required Minor Courses
HD 1134Introduction to Disabilities Studies (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States)3
HD 1004Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)3
HD 4714Senior Capstone Seminar3
STS 3284Technology and Disability (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities)3
RED 4664Universal Design (6D)3
Subtotal15
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Education of Exceptional Learners (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Abnormal Psychology (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences)
Psychological Disorders of Children
Subtotal6
Total Credits21
  • Hours requirement: A minimum of 21 hours is required to graduate with a Disabilities Studies (DS) minor.
  • GPA requirement: A GPA of 2.5 is required for the DS minor. All courses listed on this checksheet are included in the DS minor GPA calculation.
  • Prerequisites: Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites. Be sure to consult the University Catalog and/or check with your advisor.
  • Double-counting: Any student pursuing multiple minor degree programs may use courses completed for other minor programs towards completion quotas for this minor (provided, of course, that the course in question is one listed on this checksheet as a requirement or elective).

Note - The order of courses in the checksheet is the suggested (but not required) sequence, with two electives taken after completion of HD 1004 Human Development I: Childhood and Adolescence and HD 1134 Introduction to Disabilities Studies, but before HD 4714 Senior Capstone Seminar.

Either RED 4664 Universal Design or MUS 2134 Disability Culture & the Arts can be taken to fulfill the core requirements. If both are taken, one can count toward elective hours.