Diversity Minor Program & Open Seats in Intro to Disability Studies

Diversity Minor Program:

We would like to encourage you to consider pursuing the Diversity Minor! The minor is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of how race, class, gender, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, religion, and age interact to define identities and social relations. The program brings cohesion to a variety of courses selected to increase students’ awareness about issues of power and privilege.

Courses & Requirements

The courses that comprise this 25-credit minorcome from a wide range of departments within the College of Arts & Sciences, including Communications, CHID, Sociology, English, Anthropology, and more.

Additional information about specific courses that fall within the minor can be found on our website. Other classes that are not already on our list may also be considered.

For more information, please visit the website, send us an e-mail, “like” us on facebook, or come talk to the Diversity Minor Advisor in Padelford!

DIS ST/CHID/LSJ 230: Introduction to Disability Studies

This course will introduce you to a critical framework for recognizing how people with disabilities have experiences disadvantages and exclusion because of societal responses. We will explore how disability activists and scholars have reconceptualized disability from social-political, cultural, and human rights perspectives. Disability studies draws on links between disability, gender, class, and race, suggesting new ways of thinking about difference and identity, power and privilege, the body and society.

Jamie Barnhorst, Academic Advisor

C21: Disability Studies, Diversity Minor Program, and ELS

University of Washington
Padelford B-507 – (5th floor)
Box 354380


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