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Interested in Minoring in Disability Studies?

Students will receive a Disability Studies Minor if they have completed HIST 3307 (History of Disability), DS 4395 (Disability Studies Internship), 6 hours of other disability studies courses, and 6 hours of approved electives or other disability studies courses.

A minor in Disability Studies consists of 18 hours, including two required courses:  History of Disability (DS 3307/HIST 3307) and Disability Studies Internship (DS 4395).  Students also take two to four core disability studies courses and can take up to two approved electives.  No more than four courses may be completed in a single discipline.

How to add a Disability Studies Minor

1. Contact your major advisor and have them sign the Minor Approval Form

2. Set up a meeting with Disability Studies director Dr. Sarah Rose (srose@uta.edu) and DS advisor Trevor Engel (tengel@uta.edu) to talk about your interests, discuss potential course plans and internship options, and decide on a Disability Studies degree plan.

COURSES FOR THE MINOR IN DISABILITY STUDIES

Minors must complete HIST 3307 (History of Disability), DS 4395 (Disability Studies Internship) as well as at least 6 other hours in disability studies courses and at least 6 hours of electives or additional disability studies courses.

Some of the electives change focus from term to term and may therefore not be relevant to the minor during a particular semester.  Credit will only be given when the topic of the course (or a substantial portion) focuses on issues related to disability. Other relevant courses not listed below may also be used to fulfill the minor, with approval from the director of the Minor in Disability Studies.  For that reason and for the purposes of planning the internship, it is important that students consult with the advisor for the minor before registering each semester.

Other relevant courses not listed below may also be used to fulfill the minor with approval from the minor’s director.

Complete course descriptions and prerequisites are available through the UTA catalog.

Required courses (two courses)

HIST 3307 HISTORY OF DISABILITY 3
or DS 3307 HISTORY OF DISABILITY
DS 4395 DISABILITY STUDIES INTERNSHIP 3
Core Disability Studies courses (at least two courses)
DS 2301 TOPICS IN DISABILITY STUDIES (TOPICS IN DISABILITY STUDIES, in approval process) 3
DS 3321 TOPICS IN DISABILITY STUDIES 3
DS 3312 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK 3
or SOCW 3312 DISABILITY & SOCIAL WORK
DS 3331 RESEARCH IN DISABILITY STUDIES 3
DS 3355 UNIVERSAL DESIGN & ACCESSIBILITY IN THE PERFORMING ARTS 3
or THEA 3355 UNIVERSAL DESIGN & ACCESSIBILITY IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
DS 4391 CONFERENCE COURSE 3
KINE 3304 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EXERCISE & SPORT 3

Core courses requiring prior approval from director

HIST 3300 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH 3
HIST 4388 SELECTED TOPICS IN HISTORY 3

Electives (up to two courses)

ASL 1441 BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 4
ASL 1442 BEGINNING AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 4
ASL 2313 INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I 3
ASL 2314 INTERMEDIATE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II 3
ANTH 3369 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3
HIST 3316 COMPARATIVE CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY (COMPARATIVE CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY, in approval process) 3
KINE 3307 SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES 3
MANA 4326 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS 3
POLS 4340 FEDERAL SOCIAL POLICY 3
POLS 4350 HEALTH POLITICS AND POLICY 3
SOCI 3318 SELF AND SOCIAL IDENTITY 3
SOCI 3342 SOCIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY 3
or KINE 3342 SOCIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY
SOCI 4320 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY 3
SPED 4304 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, in approval process) 3
THEA 3351 ROBOTS, DIGITAL HUMANITIES, AND THEATRE 3

Electives requiring prior approval from director

ANTH 3330 CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND IDENTITY 3
ECON 3301 THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH 3
ENGL 3347 TOPICS IN MULTICULTURAL LITERATURES 3
ENGL 4345 TOPICS IN CRITICAL THEORY 3
GEOG 4350 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY 3
HIST 3317 U.S. LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, COLONIAL TO 1877 3
HIST 3318 U.S. LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY, 1877 TO PRESENT 3
HIST 4388 SELECTED TOPICS IN HISTORY 3
LING 2371 LANGUAGE IN A MULTICULTURAL USA 3
PHIL 3319 BIOMEDICAL ETHICS 3
SOCI 3336 SOCIAL INEQUALITY 3
SOCW 3307 DIVERSE POPULATIONS 3
SPED 3301 CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES (CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, in approval process) 3