Disability Studies (DST)

DST 5980 Special Topics in Disability Studies

[1-4 credit hours]

Special topics in Disability Studies. Topics vary by instructor; may be repeated in different specialized topics.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

DST 6000 Disability Studies in Theory and Practice

[3 credit hours]

This course provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the meaning of disability, its theorizations and the practical implications that follow, through the lens of the field of Disability Studies. It is meant as an introduction and gateway course to graduate students on the topic of disability studies.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

DST 6200 Representations of Disability and the Rise of Disability Culture

[3 credit hours]

This course examines representations of disability in mass media and explores the rise of disability culture.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

DST 6400 Disability History and Rights

[3 credit hours]

This course examines the history of the lived experiences of people defined as disabled as well the concept of disability. Furthermore we will explore the development of disability as an issue of rights, and consider how disability rights impact each students’ professional and civic lives.

Term Offered: Summer, Fall

DST 6600 Disability Ethics and Policy

[3 credit hours]

This course investigates contemporary questions in disability policy and ethics, addressing historical and contemporary policy initiatives, political philosophy of disability, and the relationship of Disability Studies to medical ethics and bioethics. Students will pursue their own research interests while applying fundamental concepts from Disability Studies to address disability justice issues.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

DST 6980 Independent Study in Disability Studies

[1-4 credit hours]

Directed study of a current topic in Disability Studies under the direction of Disability Studies faculty. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall