IN THIS SECTION
Learn about issues related to disability and how to break down barriers.
This interdisciplinary minor will explore various topics that focus on disabilities and provide you with an understanding of disability issues in today’s society. This minor provides you with a unique understanding, as it draws from a variety of disciplines across the university. It allows you to gain knowledge and skills from numerous perspectives including social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and education.
Explore sample courses in this program.
CD-100 Introduction to Human Communication and Its Disorders
Nature and causes of organic and functional speech/language and hearing problems, general awareness of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
CS-124 Health Informatics
Use of computers and information systems in health care. Databases and spreadsheets. Electronic health records.
PS-101 General Psychology
Introduction to history of psychology, scientific method, brain/nervous system, development, learning, motivation, sensation/perception, personality, psychopathology, psychotherapy, cognitive processes, social behavior.
HC-228 Health Ethics
Ethical issues in health including genetic research, euthanasia, medical intervention and reproductive technologies as well as professional ethics.
PH-131 Medical Ethics
An introductory-level examination of various ethical issues such as abortion, euthanasia, cloning and other genetics issues, access to health care, race and health care, and women’s health.
BI-112 Diseases and Mankind
Diseases of ancient and modern man; the impact on history, religion, science, art, and philosophy.
CD-120 An Introduction to American Sign Language
An introduction to American Sign Language; vocabulary, grammar, and colloquialism as used in the Deaf community. Deaf culture, history, and social justice themes are introduced through readings and movies.
ED-285 Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Disabilities
Introduction to the characteristics of diverse children and youth with disabilities and multidisciplinary supports designed to meet their special needs for success in school.
PS-222 Introduction to Health Psychology
Introduction to the areas and methods of health psychology. Topics include epidemiology, behavior change, compliance, alternative medicine, healing, chronic illness.
PS-310 Development of Exceptional Children/Youth
Characteristics and needs of children with exceptionalities, including behavior retardation, giftedness, physical or sensory disabilities, emotional or social maladjustments.
SO-215 Medical Sociology
The structure of health care delivery systems and levels of health care personnel, patients, and families of patients.
SO-255 Sociology of Disability
Using theory and practical application, this course explores the impact of impairment and disability within a societal context.