2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 17, 2018  
2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Curricula: Disability Studies

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The interdisciplinary curriculum in Disability Studies provides students a means to explore disability within the larger context of diversity and to examine professional practice, scholarship and policy related to persons with disabilities. Administered through the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, students may enroll in individual courses, DIS 200, 400, 480 and 490 as electives, or in the concentration in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies.  The concentration consists of 24 credits distributed among 3 core courses taught by faculty with expertise in disability studies, DIS 400, 450 and 470 and elective courses in three categories; social change, diversity studies and environment.  For complete information about Disability Studies, visit the coordinator at 201 Corbett Hall, phone (207) 581-1469 or contact Prof. Elizabeth DePoy at edepoy@maine.edu.

Concentration in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies


Choose a minimum of one course from each of the three categories listed below to complete a total of 12-15 credits.

Social Change

Courses that critically address social justice in small groups, communities, systems and intellectual trends.

Diversity Studies

Courses that address aspects of human difference.

Environmental Context

Courses that address the full range of contexts in which people live, including virtual, spiritual and other abstract contexts.

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