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Disability Studies Minor

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the emergence, foundations, and key concepts of Disability Studies as a field of study
  2. Conceptualize disability as a political and social construct and identity
  3. Compare the medical model of disability with the social model of disability and how people with disabilities experience these models in various aspects of society
  4. Explore the concept of privilege and ableism in social contexts
  5. Apply a disability studies lens to analyze literature, media, and film
  6. Think critically about the ways in which ableism intersects with racism, sexism, cissexism, classism, and heteronormativity