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.
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)