At least one of these topic area courses must be from outside the requirements of the student’s major and outside his or her major department. Independent studies, DIST 301, Special Topics, and other courses may fulfill topic area requirements with approval of the Minor’s Faculty Coordinator.
One course in each topic area:
Includes the study of individuals’ and/or families’ characteristics or development across stages or in particular periods. The course may focus on physical, emotional, cognitive, or social aspects separately or in combination.
Includes the study of social perspectives on disability. The course may focus on individuals with disability, their families, or intersections with other groups (e.g. elderly, low income, medically fragile, race/ethnicity, gender). The selected course should focus upon broad cultural, ethical, or policy concerns.
Includes the study of approaches to the design and delivery of environments, devices, services, or supports to persons with disabilities, their families, or other related populations. The chosen course may be specific to a single field or take a multi or interdisciplinary perspective.