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Disability minor course catalog

2024-25 catalog

Coordinator: Catherine Webb, Assistant Professor (Communication Sciences and Disorders), B.A., Augustana College; M.S. Nazareth College; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Requirements (Disability Minor)

20-22 credits
Required credits: 6
Elective credits: 14-16

Required courses

  • DISA 200 (PH, D) Disability and Society (4 credits; offered Spring)
  • DISA 400 Capstone** (2 credits)
    This course serves to tie together the electives chosen by students on the topic of disability through independent study. Students will produce a substantial project (research or creative) that reflects their interest in disability and their chosen vocation. 

**Must have completed 14 credits toward the minor, including DISA 200, prior to taking DISA400


  • No more than two courses may be taken per course code.
  • At least 4 credits of electives must be at the 300/400 level.
  • Students must take at least 8 credits from Group A and no more than 4 credits each from Groups B & C

Group A (at least 8 credits)

  • CSD 100 (PS) Human Communication: Disability, Difference, and Disorder
  • ENGL 295 (PH, G) Disability in/and Asian American Literature
  • HIST 333 (PP) Disease & Health
  • PUBH 273 (PH, D) Reproductive Justice
  • RELG 263/363 (PH) Sexual Ethics
  • SOAN 221 (PP, D) Inequality in America
  • WGSS 350 (PL, D) Queer Theories

Group B (no more than 4 credits)

  • CSD 410 Neural Bases of Communication
  • EDUC 340 (D) Methods of Inclusion
  • PUBH 100 (PS) Introduction to Public Health
  • PSYC 224 Psychological Disorders 
  • SOAN 324 (PS, G) Anthropology of Global Health
  • WGSS 130 (PS) Intro to Gender Studies

Group C (no more than 4 credits)

  • COMM 250 Health Communications 
  • CSD 405 Aural Rehabilitation (2 credits)
  • ENGL 125M (PH) Lit and Medicine
  • PHIL 105 (PH) Life and Death
  • PHIL 312 (PH) Philosophy of Medicine
  • PSYC 228 (D) The Psychology of Prejudice
  • RELG 355 (PH) Medical Ethics

Courses (DISA)