Disability Studies teaches about disability, not as an individual deficit, but in terms of physical and social barriers that constrain people.
- Learn how disability has been defined and viewed over time
- Value perspectives of people with disabilities
- Understand disability in contemporary culture
- Appreciate disability related to the arts, literature & media
- Experience Community Engaged Learning
- Studying the perspective of the individual with disability in a social and cultural context
- Enhancing students' knowledge of public policies that affect people with disabilities
- Exposing students to real-world circumstances and concerns through service learning
With a solid foundation from an interdisciplinary core course in Disability Studies and a community engaged learning experience, students will be able to select from a range of other courses related to disability studies in humanities, health, education, nursing, public policy, engineering, social work, law, business, and other disciplines. Students graduating with the certificate will be able to apply their knowledge and skills in multiple roles, including, but not limited to, manager, co-worker, teacher, lawyer, business owner, service provider, community member, and neighbor.