People with disabilities (intellectual disability, physical disability, sensory disability, autism spectrum disorder etc.) are among the most under-represented and under-served populations in the United States today.
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Disability Studies offers students a unique opportunity to develop a richer understanding of what it means to live with a disability in the context of contemporary American society. The minor is anchored by a foundation of courses in Psychology, English, Sociology, and Legal Studies, and has a number of electives from departments across the university. These courses allow students to see the links between disabilities and other diverse and marginalized groups (e.g., women, minorities) and to incorporate multiple perspectives (historical, political, economic, ethical). See the undergraduate catalog for more information.
For more information about this program, contact Ashleigh Hillier, Ph.D., program coordinator: 978-934-3950.