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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Disability Studies Minor


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Department Chair

Christine Shane

Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary minor within the Behavioral Sciences Department offering a liberal arts approach to the study of disability.  The undergraduate Disability Studies Minor provides students with knowledge of the historical, social, aesthetic, literary, legal, educational, philosophical, biological and political framing of disability.  Students develop a strong interdisciplinary foundation with emphasis on cultural constructions of human ability, and the intersections of disability, race, gender, sex, age, class and other markers of diversity and difference. 

Students may select from a variety of courses concerned with matters of perceived and measured human ability and capacity.  The student is required to take a core set of courses supplemented by a choice from a list of disability-related courses. The minor is open to any student in good academic standing at the university.

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